Oxford and Boston – February 18, 2014 – Sophos announced today a new distribution partnership with Ingram Micro Inc., (NYSE: IM) the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. Ingram Micro has commenced full distribution of the Sophos portfolio to its reseller channel across North America.
Under the new alliance the two industry leaders will build and scale an exceptional partner program for IT channel partners focused on security solutions. Sophos, a global provider of cloud, network, server and enduser protection solutions, is the only IT security company that’s a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrants for Unified Threat Management (UTM), Mobile Data Protection and Endpoint Protection Platforms. Ingram Micro has demonstrated thought leadership, reach and access to key vertical markets including education, financial services, healthcare and state and local government – also strong verticals for Sophos. The two companies will work together to offer an extensive set of sales and technical tools, as well as training and support resources to its mutual channel partners.
“Today’s announcement with Ingram Micro further validates Sophos’ ‘channel-first’ approach and sincere commitment to our partners and customers,” said John Keenan, vice president of sales for North America, Sophos. “With thousands of top-performing networking and security partners in North America alone, Ingram Micro is a trusted provider with a reputation for business excellence. Teaming with Ingram Micro moves us even closer to delivering on the promise of ‘security made simple’ for organizations of all sizes.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro’s Advanced Technology Division will market, sell and support Sophos’ entire portfolio of network, server and endpoint security solutions, including Sophos Cloud.
“At Ingram Micro, we are seeing an increase in demand for mid-market security solutions that can scale as customers grow,” said Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Advanced Technology Division, Ingram Micro U.S. “The Sophos security portfolio, including Sophos Cloud, delivers the quality and value our partners, and their customers, require to protect and secure their enterprise. We’re pleased to expand our portfolio, and provide Sophos and our mutual partners with business enablement resources needed to grow more profitably and capitalize on the market’s need for advanced IT security solutions and services.”
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.