BURLINGTON, Mass.  — March 23, 2022 —

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Rob Lalumondier as vice president of its federal business. Lalumondier will leverage his extensive cybersecurity federal sales experience to expand growth of Sophos’ federal business, building on the company’s strong history of helping federal agencies secure their users, data, networks, and systems to protect against ransomware and other advanced cyberthreats.

“This is a pivotal year for Sophos’s public sector strategy, and Rob brings an unbeatable track record in generating federal business growth at incredible scale to lead this initiative,” said Erin Malone, senior vice president of Americas sales at Sophos. “As Sophos progresses toward FedRAMP authorization, Rob’s expertise will be essential in refining our federal distribution strategy and expanding our federal sales organization to offer invincible support for our federal customers and the channel partners that serve them.”

Lalumondier is an accomplished federal sales executive with more than two decades of experience. He previously served as the executive director of McAfee’s federal civilian business unit, and as the director of defense and intelligence at Intel Corporation. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Lalumondier holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, where he is a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow.

“The United States and its allies are under tremendous pressure from cyber adversaries, and Sophos is arming federal agencies with innovative tools and frontline threat intelligence to defend mission critical systems,” said Lalumondier. “Sophos’ award-winning portfolio of next-generation cybersecurity solutions and incident response services delivers the best outcomes, bar none. There’s tremendous opportunity to expand the company’s existing footprint in the federal market, and I look forward to working closely with our myriad federal customers.”

About Sophos

Sophos is a global leader and innovator of advanced security solutions that defeat cyberattacks, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 600,000 organizations and more than 100 million users worldwide from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through the Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully managed security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.