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.