Sophos announces International Partner Award winners 2009

Sophos Press Release

Awards showcase top performing business partners around the globe

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 dinner.

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 forward."

"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."

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com/company.