Honored for Outstanding Channel Contributions and Supporting Solution Provider Success

OXFORD, U.K. — February 5, 2024 —

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three Sophos executives to its prestigious list of 2024 Channel Chiefs. Kendra Krause, senior vice president of global channels and small business sales; Scott Barlow, vice president of global MSP and cloud alliances; and Allison Clarke, senior director of global channel strategy and programs, are once again honored for their outstanding contributions to the IT channel and for supporting the success of solution providers.

“Sophos has never been more committed to the channel, and we’re leaning even further into working with our partners to broaden market opportunities and strengthen our synergistic and successful relationships,” said Krause, who is further honored on CRN’s 2024 elite list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for the eighth consecutive year. “There’s tremendous need for channel partners to help protect organizations from persistent active adversaries with 24x7 managed detection and response services and the right mix of products that integrate for optimum defenses. We’re making it easy for partners to fuse their specialized services with Sophos’ industry-best solutions to deliver superior security outcomes to existing and prospective customers.”

Sophos’ robust portfolio of solutions – including Sophos Intercept X, Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Sophos Firewall, and more – are available exclusively through the Sophos Global Partner Program. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) benefit with flexible pricing and management efficiencies through MSP Connect, one of Sophos’ fastest growing programs that supports MSPs in boosting revenue and reducing costs with no minimum commitments or upfront fees.

Offerings are powered by threat intelligence from Sophos X-Ops and are part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem. They are easily managed in the cloud-native Sophos Central platform, where they share information to automatically respond to threats by isolating infected endpoints, blocking lateral attacker movement and more. Channel partners can also oversee all customer installations, respond to alerts, and track licenses and upcoming renewal dates on the intuitive interface.

“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, vice president of U.S. content and executive editor at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”

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 www.sophos.com.