Channel Partner Insight Honors Sophos as Innovative Industry Leader

BURLINGTON, Mass. — May 31, 2022 —

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced that Sophos Intercept X has been named the Best Vendor Security Offering by Channel Partner Insight. It is a winner in the MSP Innovation Awards, which honor North American channel leaders for innovative offerings that advance the managed services market into new opportunities and growth.

“The frequency and severity of cyberattacks – ransomware in particular – have quickly escalated in recent years as adversaries increasingly adopt new tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to strike,” said Scott Barlow, vice president, Global MSP and Cloud Alliances, Sophos. “Sophos is committed to innovating at an even faster pace to help channel partners and their customers stay one step ahead of ruthless cybercriminals.”

Sophos Intercept X provides multiple layers of security to protect against ransomware and other cyberthreats. It combines anti-ransomware technology, deep learning artificial intelligence, exploit prevention, and active adversary mitigations to stop attacks before they cause damage. Now with XDR, Sophos Intercept X extends protection to include detection, investigation and response capabilities with native endpoint, server, firewall, email, cloud, mobile and Microsoft Office 365 integrations. Partners and customers can easily manage Sophos Intercept X directly from the cloud-native Sophos Central platform, or have it managed for them by Sophos MTR, a threat hunting, detection, investigation, and response service that provides a dedicated 24/7 security team to rapidly identify and neutralize active threats.

Sophos Intercept X is part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which underpins the entire Sophos portfolio of solutions. The smart ecosystem enables Sophos Intercept X to share real-time intelligence with other solutions for faster and more contextual and synchronized threat detection and response.

“We want to shine a spotlight on those in our industry who are already leading from the front in a fast-paced, highly ambitious field,” said Nima Sherpa Green, Channel Partner Insight editor. “What we’ve seen over the last year has shown us that more than ever, being innovative is a real differentiator for progress. Entries were extremely competitive, and those who won did so by proving they are truly galvanizing the channel.”

About Sophos

Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based 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, turnkey 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