Sophos Named to CRN's 2011 Five-Star Partner Programs Guide for Fourth Consecutive Year

Sophos Press Release

Global IT security and data protection company Sophos announced today that it has been named to CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide for the fourth consecutive year. Sophos was also awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. CRN's Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partner ratings serve as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes the vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success.

Sophos continues to invest substantially in the Sophos Partner Program. Over the last year, Sophos:

  • Rolled out the Sophos Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program to SMB Security Partners to help further maximize revenue growth opportunities
  • Developed strategic partnerships with large, security-focused VARs, which increased the company's market share in the mid-market and enterprise market
  • Earned numerous accolades by Everything Channel's CRN, including:
    • CRN's 2011 Channel Chiefs –Director of North American Channel Sales Matt Fogelgren of Sophos named a Channel Chief
    • Top "Data Center 100" in 2011 by CRN – Sophos CEO Steve Munford profiled
    • 2011 Need To Know: Security Vendors – Sophos Partner Program spearheaded by Matt Fogelgren
    • ARC 2010: Top 10 Channel Partner Programs — Sophos continues to earn top accolades for channel program
    • Tech Innovator Awards 2010 — Sophos named Winner for Technology Innovation in endpoint security and commitment to channel partners
    • Top 100 Most Influential Executives and Top 25 Most Innovative Executives for exuding innovation in technology and business strategy — Fogelgren makes the list

    "The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today Of those, only a few get our five-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue," said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for Everything Channel's CRN.

    "It's an honor to be awarded a Five-Star Partner Program status as it validates Sophos's commitment to our partners and the program," said Director of North American Channel Sales Matt Fogelgren at Sophos. "Our dedicated channel team provides partners with the level of attention that's unique within the industry, extending comprehensive pre- and post-sales support, highly competitive margins, demand generation funding and unlimited access to our technical support teams."

    The 2011 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing is now featured on and in the March 28th issue of CRN.

    More Sophos awards, product reviews, and industry recognition here

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