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Sophos launches Cloud Security Provider program

Expanded its Partner Program to offer training, certification and financial incentives

Sophos launches Cloud Security Provider program
Chib: Partners can benefit from today’s growing billion dollar cloud marketplace.

Sophos has expanded its Partner Pprogram to now offer training, certification and financial incentives that will help channel partners support customers using or migrating to the public cloud.

Sophos, a global provider of network and endpoint security solutions, becomes the first next-gen security vendor to introduce a program specifically designed to help partners address this revenue growth opportunity and make the purchase of its products in Microsoft's Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplaces channel-friendly.

Sophos also announced Sophos Server Protection is now available for Azure. When used with Sophos XG Firewall on Azure, Sophos Synchronised Security technology will coordinate defences against cyber threats attacking multiple vectors, including Virtual Machines (VMs) running in Azure.

Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East & Africa said, "As customers in the Middle East & Africa region increasingly adopt cloud computing - either all-at-once or methodically over time - partners need a strategic business model that includes innovative security technology, reliable vendor training and support, and financial incentives. As a channel-only company, Sophos is committed to accelerating partner success and revenue growth with cloud security. This is a great opportunity for partners to become specialized as Sophos Cloud Security Providers and benefit from today's growing billion dollar cloud marketplace." 

As Sophos Cloud Security Providers, partners will be able to build-up their technical expertise to better recommend how customers evolve to cloud deployments with the right security products. While Microsoft and Amazon manage security for their respective cloud infrastructures, businesses are expected to secure what they bring to cloud. By working with Sophos, partners can play an important advisory role on what customers need whether they are newly migrating, are all-in or have a hybrid scenario. Sophos will also work with partners to maximize Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) or Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) purchasing and deployment options for their customers.

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