Sophos appoints new regional managers

Bryan Barney, Karl-Heinz Warum to 'accelerate company’s leadership'

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Sophos appoints new regional managers Karl-Heinz Warum, Regional vice president of sales for Germany, Northern and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 18, 2014

Sophos has today announced the appointment of Karl-Heinz Warum as regional vice president of sales for Germany, Northern and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Bryan Barney as senior vice president and general manager of the Sophos Network Security Group.

Warum will be responsible for recruiting and enabling Sophos partners in the region. He joins Sophos from Dell where he served as director of channel sales in Germany. Previously, he served in sales leadership positions for Central and Eastern Europe, including 12 years at Citrix.

Warum said, "I believe Sophos has a huge and growing opportunity to capture sizable market share.  The ‘mega trends' of cloud, mobility, virtualisation and big data all represent growth opportunities for Sophos and our partners, and I'm thrilled to be part of the team that will bring security to this landscape. "

Bryan Barney, who joins Sophos after nearly 12 years at McAfee, will run the Network Security Group for Sophos, with full product responsibility for the UTM, advanced threat protection, wireless and next-generation firewall solutions.

For the past six years, he has served as executive vice president of product development and was responsible for worldwide research and development and oversaw nearly 2800 engineers, product managers and security researchers.

Barney said, "I am incredibly impressed with the Sophos team, and my values and passions align perfectly with where the company is headed.  There is a tremendous need in the market for IT security solutions engineered with small and mid-market enterprises in mind. 

"Sophos is ideally positioned to address this given the breadth of its technology set, the strength Sophos Labs for threat research, and the channel-centric go-to-market approach.  Using Sophos Cloud to combine end user security, server security and network security into a single, simple and highly effective security solution is a winning strategy.  I very much look forward to being part of it."

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