Gravity is losing its grip on technology, it seems, as vendors flock to provide cloud-based versions of their offerings. Security vendor Sophos is the latest, announcing a cloud-managed security service that provides protection to the endpoint.
Astaro, the German company behind the suite of Linux-based network and host-based security applications and devices, has been acquired by Sophos, a UK-based provider of enterprise network and endpoint security solutions. An email to that effect was sent to Astaro’s users and partners today. Excerpts from the email reads: Dear Astaro Customers and Users, In [...]
Sophos has issued a security notification to channel partners, explaining why the security company took its partner portal offline last week and reset all portal user passwords. The reason: Sophos discovered suspicious activity on April 3, issued an initial alert on April 5, and offered a more comprehensive partner update on April 6.
Security vendor Sophos took the wraps off its newly revamped channel program, adding financial incentives, training, certifications, two separate tracks and an upgraded partner portal, in effect, mixing new ingredients with what it called the “best elements” of past offerings.
According to Sophos, in crafting the new program it specifically retained components of the channel program of Astaro, the
Still getting over the Royal Wedding? Still shooting rifles into the air in celebration of the death of Osama bin Laden? Well don’t get too caught up in the euphoria says security firm Sophos. Scammers are out to take advantage of those big news stories with email and Facebook viral videos.
Sophos Global Channel Chief Steve Hale has decided to exit the endpoint security company, trusted sources told The VAR Guy. The apparent reason: Hale is located on the U.S. west coast, while the core Sophos executive team continues to expand on the U.S. east coast and in Europe. Hale is exiting as Sophos kicks off its new fiscal year.