IT security and data protection firm Sophos has announced the
winners of its International Partner Awards 2009. The prestigious
annual awards, which recognize the achievements and commitment of
top channel business partners, took place on Monday 5 October.
The ceremony was held at Waddesdon manor, near Aylesbury in the
UK. The grand house, in the style of a 19th-century French château,
was built for the Rothschilds and houses an impressive collection
of French furniture, paintings and decorative arts. Invitees were
given a private tour of the main house prior to the award
With top accolades going to NetXactics for Business Partner of
the Year and Secureway for Strongest New Business Partner, the
awards ceremony was an opportunity for Sophos to thank its global
network of channel partners for a successful year and recognize
noteworthy achievement and success.
"It is a privilege to be recognized by the Sophos team as the
Business Partner of the year," said Brett Myroff, CEO NetXactics.
"Our success is directly linked to the support and strong
relationship we have with Sophos headquarters in the UK. Solid
enablement has really assisted us to drive our Sophos business
"We are thrilled to receive this award as we believe that there
is a strong brand synergy between Sophos and Secureway Network
Distributors, and that this, combined with our regional presence
and local expertise, gives us a winning formula," said Saeid
Marashi, channel director, Secureway Network Distributors.
Commenting on Secureway's award, Pino Kienlin, VP
Sales NEMEAI at Sophos said "The Middle east is one of our fastest
growing markets and this shows with the amount of new business
generated this year. We enjoy strong relationship with Secureway
and I am delighted for them to win the award of the strongest new
business of the year."