Arrow Adds Sophos to ArrowSphere in the U.K., France and Austria and Signs Distribution Agreement with Sophos in Ireland

Oxford, U.K.  — October 10, 2022 —

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has announced that it has expanded its activity with Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, across Europe.

Channel partners and managed service providers in the U.K., France and Austria can now access Sophos’ products and services via Arrow‘s cloud delivery and management platform, ArrowSphere.

Arrow has added a suite of API-ready products from Sophos’ business portfolio to ArrowSphere, giving the channel access to a powerful choice of cybersecurity tools that can be easily rolled out across customers. Channel partners are also able to manage Sophos products in the cloud-native Sophos Central platform, to navigate quickly between products and across multiple customers, or via Sophos MDR - a dedicated 24/7 threat hunting, detection, investigation, and response service.

The two companies have also penned a new distribution deal in Ireland that starts on the 17th October.  The agreement will enable Sophos to scale its operations in the region, offering greater support for channel partners that are looking to help protect themselves and customers from ever-increasing cyber threats and deliver cyber security-as-a-service.

Mark Barcham, EMEA head of strategic alliances for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business said, “Last year, we were delighted to enter into a distribution agreement with Sophos, its first in the U.K., to expand its reach to managed service providers and resellers. We have grown our relationship over this time, and this extension means that our channel partners now have even greater choice, and easier access, across more territories. Unfortunately, everyone is a target for cyberattacks, and the addition of Sophos’ business portfolio adds significant value to the suite of security solutions that can be provisioned via ArrowSphere to offer the highest levels of protection.”

Jonathan Bartholomew, vice president sales Northern EMEA, Sophos, said, “Sophos is a partner-first organisation, and by expanding the scope of our work with Arrow, we are furthering our commitment to growth in Europe. Arrow is an established global distributor with a demonstrated history in increasing our reach with MSPs and helping us to expand our business across markets. The availability of our portfolio of next-generation detection and response products and services via Arrow will enable channel partners to easily scale their businesses and offer organizations advanced protection against the constantly changing threat landscape.”

A world leader in cybersecurity, Sophos’ end-to-end security offering, which features solutions such as Sophos Intercept X, Sophos XDR, and Sophos Cloud Security, as well as managed detection and response (MDR), protect against ransomware and other advanced cyberthreats.

The ArrowSphere platform helps channel partners to manage, differentiate and scale their cloud business with easy-to-provision solutions. Its marketplace includes leading hyperscale providers, as well as public and private IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and cloud software offerings. ArrowSphere provides end-to-end cloud lifecycle management with features including automated provisioning, comprehensive billing integration, reporting and predictive analytics. It also offers integrated DevOps and customisable storefronts that enable end customers to manage their own transactions.

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