Gerard Allison Joins Sophos as Senior Vice President of Sales for EMEA

Sophos Press Release

OXFORD, U.K. – Dec. 5, 2022 – Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced that Gerard Allison has joined Sophos as Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“We are very excited Gerard joined Sophos to lead and help accelerate our growth efforts in EMEA, one of the largest regions for the company. Gerard has a deep understanding of the distribution and reseller channel, as well as extensive knowledge of successfully establishing new routes to market. With this impressive track record, Gerard will be a valuable and important Sophos sales leader overseeing EMEA, particularly as we head into 2023 with our new Sophos Managed Detection and Response service,” said Michael Valentine, chief revenue officer at Sophos. “The need for modern cybersecurity solutions, including MDR services from a team of experts trained to spot intrusions ‘hiding in plain sight’ along the attack chain, has become imperative, as indicated in the Sophos 2023 Threat Report. Sophos’ line up of products, services and threat intelligence capabilities, coupled with Gerard’s career expertise in cybersecurity and technology, will ensure our EMEA partners provide customers and prospects with the most advanced security solutions available.”

“Sophos is an industry leader, pioneering the way with a new type of MDR service that every organization can benefit from, so I am thrilled to be joining Sophos at this time and leading the company’s impressive sales team in EMEA,” said Allison. “I am also looking forward to working closely with our extensive partner network in the region to develop new revenue streams and ensure customers have the proper security needed to defend against today’s persistent attackers.”

Allison has more than 30 years of industry experience and is known for his entrepreneurial style and vision, increasing revenue, developing sales programs, training and enablement, building customer and partner engagement, and much more. Allison joins Sophos from Exclusive Networks. He also previously worked at Gigamon and Juniper Networks. He is based in Essex, U.K.

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Sophos 是先进网络安全解决方案的全球领导者和创新者,包括托管式侦测与响应 (MDR) 和事件响应服务,各种端点、网络、电子邮件和云安全技术,帮助企业防御网络攻击。作为最大的纯网络安全供应商之一,Sophos 帮助全球超过 500,000 家企业和超过 1 亿用户抵御主动攻击对手、勒索软件、网络钓鱼、恶意软件等。Sophos 的服务和产品通过 Sophos Central 云管理控制台连接,并得到内部跨领域威胁情报部门 Sophos X-Ops 的支持。Sophos X-Ops 情报优化整个 Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem 自适应网络安全生态体系,包括一个中央数据湖,为客户、合作伙伴、开发人员和其他网络安全与信息技术供应商提供一组丰富的开放 API。Sophos 为需要全托管并即使可用的安全解决方案的企业提供网络安全即服务,客户还可以直接利用 Sophos 的安全运行平台管理其网络安全,或者采用混合方法,为内部团队补充 Sophos 服务(包括威胁追踪与修复)。Sophos 通过世界各地的经销商合作伙伴和托管服务供应商 (MSP) 销售。Sophos 总部位于英国牛津。如欲了解更多信息,请访问 www.sophos.com