Sophos Sees Recognition In Light Of Channel Growth
Sophos has experienced significant growth since the beginning of 2013, highlighted by new Channel Chiefs in the Americas, and Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, a new MSP program and more than 1,600 new partners worldwide have helped amp up the organization, bringing the total number of active partners to more than 12,000.
With the recent appointment of two new Channel Chiefs, Kendra Krause for the Americas, and Karen Delaney for Australia & New Zealand, Sophos will be equipped to spearhead new markets, as well as acquire new distribution partners, which are key to winning resellers.
Channel Honors And Recognition
Sophos has received recognition for both the channel team and channel program. Included among this year’s honors:
- CRN UK’s Channel Sales & Marketing Award: The Sophos Partner Program was declared “best in the UK.” This award recognizes and rewards the achievements of those individuals and teams responsible for making the UK IT channel so successful.
- CRN’s 2013 Top Women of the Channel: Several Sophos’ channel leaders were among the honorees: Kendra Krause, VP of Americas Channel Sales, Amy Gelpey, Senior Channel Marketing Manager, and Regina Vignone, Director of Sales.
- CRN’s Power 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel: Kendra Krause was among the list of executives recognized for their channel achievements.
- CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Rating: The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes a subset of Partner Program Guide vendors that give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The company was also highlighted in the 2013 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC), which measures excellence in the IT Channel community and recognizes the top-rated vendor partners. Sophos was given the highest honors for product innovation in the Network Security Appliances category for unified threat management (UTM) solution, Sophos UTM.
About Alicia Fiorletta
Alicia Fiorletta is Senior Editor for Channel Marketer Report. Working closely with industry analysts and experts, Alicia reports on the latest news, technologies, case studies and trends coming to forefront in the channel marketing world. With a focus on emerging marketing strategies, including social, mobile and content for demand, Alicia hones in on new ways for organizations to market to and through their partner networks. Through her work with G3 Communications, Alicia also acts as Associate Editor for Retail TouchPoints, a digital publishing network focused on the customer-facing area of the retail industry.
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