October 10, 2022
Arrow Electronics has expanded its partnership with Sophos across Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, Austria and Ireland.
Channel partners and MSPs in the United Kingdom, France and Austria can now access Sophos products and services via ArrowSphere, Arrow‘s cloud delivery and management platform. In addition, the two companies have penned a new distribution deal in Ireland that starts next week.
Arrow has added a suite of API-ready products from Sophos’ business portfolio to ArrowSphere. That gives the channel access to a choice of cybersecurity tools that can be rolled out across customers.
Channel partners are also able to manage Sophos products in the cloud-native Sophos Central platform. They can navigate between products and across multiple customers, or via Sophos MDR. That’s a 24/7 threat hunting, detection, investigation and response service.
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The new distribution agreement will allow Sophos to grow its operations in the region. It will offer more support to channel partners that are looking to help protect themselves and customers from cyber threats and deliver cybersecurity as a service.
Furthering Commitment to Growth in Europe
Jonathan Bartholomew is Sophos‘ vice president sales for Northern EMEA.
Sophos’ Jonathan Bartholomew
“Sophos is a partner-first organization,” he said. “And by expanding the scope of our work with Arrow, we are furthering our commitment to growth in Europe. Arrow is an established global distributor with a demonstrated history in increasing our reach with MSPs and helping us to expand our business across markets. The availability of our portfolio of next-generation detection and response products and services via Arrow will enable channel partners to easily scale their businesses and offer organizations advanced protection against the constantly changing threat landscape.”
The ArrowSphere platform helps channel partners manage and grow their cloud business via solutions. Its marketplace includes hyperscale providers, as well as public and private IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and cloud software offerings.
ArrowSphere provides cloud life-cycle management with features including automated provisioning, billing integration, reporting and predictive analytics. It also offers integrated DevOps and customizable storefronts that enable end customers to manage their own transactions.
Mark Barcham is EMEA head of strategic alliances for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business.
“Last year, we were delighted to enter into a distribution agreement with Sophos, its first in the UK, to expand its reach to MSPs and resellers,” he said. “We have grown our relationship over this time. And this extension means that our channel partners now have even greater choice, and easier access, across more territories. Unfortunately, everyone is a target for cyberattacks. And the addition of Sophos’ business portfolio adds significant value to the suite of security solutions that can be provisioned via ArrowSphere to offer the highest levels of protection.”
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