SOURCE: Sophos


March 30, 2011 15:02 ET

Sophos Named to CRN's 2011 Five-Star Partner Programs Guide for Fourth Consecutive Year

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Global IT security and data protection company Sophos announced today that it has been named to CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide for the fourth consecutive year. Sophos was also awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. CRN's Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partner ratings serve as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes the vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success.

Sophos continues to invest substantially in the Sophos Partner Program. Over the last year, Sophos:

"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today Of those, only a few get our five-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue," said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for Everything Channel's CRN.

"It's an honor to be awarded a Five-Star Partner Program status as it validates Sophos's commitment to our partners and the program," said Director of North American Channel Sales Matt Fogelgren at Sophos. "Our dedicated channel team provides partners with the level of attention that's unique within the industry, extending comprehensive pre- and post-sales support, highly competitive margins, demand generation funding and unlimited access to our technical support teams."

The 2011 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing is now featured on and in the March 28th issue of CRN.

More Sophos awards, product reviews, and industry recognition here

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More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards. Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at

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