Sophos adds email security to its cloud security portfolio

Acquisition of Reflexion Networks delivers effective and easy-to-use email security via the cloud

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Sophos adds email security to its cloud security portfolio This technology will complement our Sophos Secure Email Appliance giving IT professionals the choice of a cloud-based or on-premise solution.
By  David Ndichu Published  June 10, 2015

Sophos has acquired Reflexion Networks, a global provider of cloud-based email security, archiving, email encryption and business continuity services.

The acquisition will enable Sophos to add cloud-based email security to Sophos Cloud, the company's single, integrated cloud-based management console. Together, Reflexion and Sophos will deliver enterprise-grade email security in one affordable and simple-to-manage solution.

Reflexion Networks offers a complete portfolio of cloud-based email security technologies that help organizations meet their needs for secure communications. Reflexion Total Control blocks spam and viruses before they ever get to the corporate network. Archiving, discovery, and recovery services allow fast search and retrieval capabilities, while encryption services ensure that email communications are only readable by intended recipients. In addition, Reflexion offers business continuity services to ensure uninterrupted business communications in the event of an outage. 

Sophos Cloud, which was launched in mid-2013, provides endpoint security, mobile device management and security, server security, and application whitelisting through a single, integrated cloud-based console. 

"The Reflexion platform has been built from the ground up to run in the cloud at scale and will strengthen and accelerate our ability to offer email protection when and where the customer wants it," commented Bill Lucchini, senior vice president of Sophos Cloud Security Group. "As we integrate this technology with Sophos Cloud it will complement our Sophos Secure Email Appliance giving IT professionals the choice of a cloud-based solution, or an on-premise solution. We are excited about the opportunity this brings and welcome the Reflexion Networks team to Sophos."

Based in Woburn, Mass., Reflexion Networks has over 17,000 customers around the world.  More than 2,000 managed service providers (MSPs) sell its cloud services every month.

"Reflexion is a great fit for Sophos because, like us, their sales model is 100 percent channel," added Kendra Krause, vice president of Global Channels, Sales for Sophos. "The solutions developed by Reflexion Networks bring opportunity for Sophos partners to offer new services in the attractive growth market of cloud-based email security, and Reflexion partners have the opportunity to expand their security offerings with the broad Sophos security portfolio."

"At Reflexion Networks we've always been passionate about serving the vast global market of small and midsize businesses with easy to use services delivered through MSPs," commented David Hughes, CEO of Reflexion Networks. "Sophos shares our vision, and has the global reach and partner commitment to make it a reality.  We couldn't be more excited about joining the Sophos team."  

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