Network and endpoint security Sophos has awarded six of its top performing channel partners from the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
The partners received the recognition at the company’s EMEA Partner Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal and were in recognition of the partners proactive approach and significant achievements in FY 17.
Speaking during the award ceremony, Harish Chib, Sophos Vice President Middle East & Africa, Sophos congratulated the winning partners and thanked them for the continuous support and commitment in embracing the company’s award-winning, simple-to-use security solution to their customers.
“As a 100 percent channel focused business, the success of our channel partners is vital to the success of Sophos and it’s an honour for us to work with some of the best channel partners in the Middle East and Africa in order to provide the products and the best customers service,” he said.
The theme of the partner conference this year was ‘This Is Next Gen’. It focused on how the company is reinforcing its 100 percent channel first business strategy and how it continues to expand its synchronized security approach to arm partners with defences for their customers that are as coordinated as the attacks they protect them against. According to Sophos, the event was created to encourage partners to achieve their growth objectives with competitive margins, dedicated marketing, and sales support, deal registration protection, sales tools, training and certification and other programs. The company says partners are a critical part of the Sophos’ ecosystem and the growth and success of their business is a top priority.
“The partner conference is a good opportunity to get our partners synchronized with our vision and strategy, our product roadmap and training. It also gives them a chance to network face to face with our team, and get to know and discuss the company’s partner strategy for accelerating profitable growth together. We are becoming a disruptive leader in the IT security market, and the company’s dedication to the success of its partners is second to none,” added Chib.
The conference also included workshops, networking sessions, and meetings with Sophos experts where partners were advised and mentored about the threats in the region such as ransomware and how Sophos Intercept X, one of its fastest growing products is used to combat these sophisticated cyber threats. Partners were also introduced to the new app that allows them to track and manage customers as well as submit deal registrations. It also gives them an overall visibility into the business and across platforms.
The winner partners were awarded in a series of categories. They included partners with long-standing relationships with Sophos as well as the more recent partners who have helped clients transform their business in line with the company’s focus.
Below are the winners:
- 2017 New Partner of the Year, NEEMEA – Batelco
- 2017 Top Performer of the Year, NEEMEA – Obsequium
- Top Regional Excellence Partner Middle East – Ansa Otomasyon Bilgisayar Muh. San. Tic. Ltd. Sti.
- Discovery Partner Middle East – Entelyst
- Top Regional Excellence Partner Africa – Datategra
- Discovery Partner Africa –MTDS
The Sophos EMEA Partner Conference brought together key channel partners from around the EMEA region to discuss their market strategy and to plan how to add value to customers as threat experts.
Featured Image: 2017 New Partner of the Year, NEEMEA – Batelco. Source- Mid-East Information