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Sophos aims to be "Channel First" firm with new cloud strategy

30 Oct 13

Sophos has announced a strategy to deliver cloud-managed security solutions that appeal to organisations seeking a simpler approach to IT security.

Billed as "an easy to use security service", the first version of Sophos Cloud provides protection at the endpoint.

Designed to give Sophos partners and IT managers at enterprises of all sizes the ability to manage and maintain endpoint security to protect all users, the launch of Sophos Cloud is the first step in the company’s aggressive strategy of cloud-enabling its entire portfolio.

“Sophos Cloud is the answer to the constant struggle IT teams face in protecting and securing their enterprises," says Kris Hagerman, CEO, Sophos.

"These IT teams may be as small as a single person, but the constant threats and challenges they face could overwhelm an army.

"To come to their rescue, we’re thrilled to deliver Sophos Cloud – it will be one of our key strategic priorities as we execute on our vision of being the best in the world at delivering complete and powerful IT security to small and mid-market enterprises and organisations of any size looking to simplify their IT security operations.”

With the management console hosted by Sophos Cloud, Hagerman claims there is no server set up and service can be deployed instantly, providing complete security coverage everywhere.

The service is also consistent with Sophos’s ongoing focus and commitment to be a “Channel First” company.

“Small and medium businesses are especially challenged regarding IT security. They are targets and must meet security best practices yet are resource constrained,” adds Charles Kolodgy, Research VP, IDC.

“Sophos Cloud is a welcome addition. Its features can remove some of the complexity tied to security management thus allowing small and mid-market businesses to improve security without taxing their resources.”

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