Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:04

Sophos signs first OZ distribution agreement

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IT security and data protection company, Sophos, has secured its first direct distribution agreement in Australia, signing up Firewall Systems, the specialist security business unit of Distribution Central, to deliver its solutions to the market.

Under the agreement, Firewall Systems will distribute the complete range of Sophos solutions including endpoint security, encryption and data loss prevention (DLP), web and email protection, mobile control and network security and unified threat management (UTM).

According to Stuart Fisher, managing director of Sophos Asia-Pacific, the distribution agreement forms part of the company’s strategy to focus on innovation and investment in its partner ecosystem. “The company has partnered with Firewall Systems because of its experience as a security distributor, detailed knowledge of the security market, as well as its success and major growth in the last five years.”

Wilson said the new partnership followed Sophos’s recent announcement as SC Magazine’s Security Vendor of the Year and builds on Sophos’s regional growth strategy. “It will greatly benefit both Sophos’s Australian partners, resellers and customers – including greater efficiencies with back-end logistics, partner training and enablement – all being key components of the arrangement.”

Wilson also said that Sophos would continue to provide direct technical support to its Australian customers through its global network of SophosLabs experts who monitore threats, attacks and legitimate applications.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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