Network and endpoint solutions provider, Sophos, has signed Ingram Micro Inc. as its newest distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
One of the largest distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, Ingram Micro will distribute and promote next-generation cyber threat protection from Sophos for networks and endpoints, including web, email, server and mobile security through its wide network of resellers.
Sophos sells exclusively through a global network of partners, with more than 3,000 transacting resellers in the MEA region and more than 39,000 resellers worldwide.
Harish Chib, Vice President of Sophos Middle East & Africa, said: “Cybersecurity has never been more important for organisations in the Middle East, and the growing demand for our solutions reflects this.
“Signing up Ingram Micro is a part of a focused channel expansion strategy for the region to deliver advanced and highly-effective cybersecurity solutions that are only available through our channel partners.
“It is the perfect distribution relationship for our robust pipeline of exciting new products and technology, especially in our strategic pillars of next-generation endpoint, next-generation firewall, and the Sophos Central cloud-based management platform which enables synchronised security protection.”
The specialised partner dashboard within the Sophos Central cloud-based management platform allows partners and managed service providers (MSPs) to manage and configure product settings, distribute licenses and have real-time perspective on their customer activity.
Marc Kassis, Ingram Micro Cyber Security Director, commented: “With cyber threats evolving and changing daily, organisations of all sizes need training, services, consultancy and technology that’s on the frontline of developing highly effective security solutions.
“With Sophos in our portfolio, our partners can provide the most advanced and predictive security technology to their customers. Sophos is a channel-driven company that focuses all its efforts on technical innovation, marketing, sales, and support initiatives that will help our partners succeed on all levels.”