Sophos meets Kenyan patners to shares its new network security features


Network and endpoint security firm Sophos today met its partners in Kenya to showcase and educate them on new security features on their portfolio of security products. This according to the company is part of the multi-city Partner forums held in Africa, which have also been held in Nigeria and Tanzania.

Dubbed “Discover Sophos”, the event gave partners a chance learn about the entire range of Sophos security products that span end-user, network and server protection solutions from security experts.

Experts showcased security features for instance those that prevent users from leaking information from networks, application risk meters to enable administrators see the risk levels of various applications that users access and interractive dashboard network security centre

Philip Obondy, Sophos Channel Manager Kenyagave gave deep insights and explained how partners have an opportunity of providing greater value proposition in the Kenyan market. He encouraged them to close more enterprise deals due to the availability of more robout products.

“Consolidation with Cyberoam has allowed Sophos to significantly expand its presence in Middle East and Africa, with total partner count exceeding over 2000 experienced resellers. Sophos also announced several partner enablement initiatives including skills development, training and certification programs and incentives for growth, they will be hosting a promotional training for engineers to understand the XG product.”, Alkesh Soneji, Head Business Development, Sophos said.

“Being a 100 % channel centric company is the hallmark of our success and we are proud of our Kenya partners for adding to our growth. With combined strengths, we are set to enable our partners achieve greater scale and depth to revenue opportunities, ensuring continued growth, latest skills, simplified management of business and customers.” Said Harish Chib, VP MEA said.

A recent study reveals that the annual cost of cybercrime to Kenyan companies is estimated to be KES 15 billion (USD146 Million). Moreover, both public sector and private sector businesses are at increased risk from internet perils. In addition absence of skilled cyber-security professionals add to this challenge. Given these concerns in Kenya, Sophos partners have a clear advantage to seizethis ripe opportunity to take latest and award-winning security technologies and solutions to market. Kenya is undergoing another round of ICT led transition, which would benefit its healthcare, manufacturing, banking & financial services, education and government projects, adding to citizens’ welfare. However, with mobile and broadband connectivity reaching more users and businesses, cyber-criminals have more targets in their radar. Sophos, with its proven expertise in network, enduser and server protection brings tremendous opportunity to Kenya partners to address these needs and emerge end-to-end security provider, experiencing incremental revenue growth.

Sophos’ products allow users to secure every end point of their network, from laptops to virtual desktops and servers, to web and email traffic and mobile devices. The company is the only vendor that’s placed as a leader in UTM, Endpoint and Mobile Data Protection magic quadrants of a leading global analyst, which holds testimony to its proven consistency in product delivery, and a mature vision for the technology.

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