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Arrow ECS Bolsters Distribution Activity with Sophos in Europe


Mark Barcham, EMEA head of strategic alliances for Arrow ECS
Mark Barcham, EMEA head of strategic alliances for Arrow ECS

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has expanded its activity with Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, across Europe.


Channel partners and managed service providers in Austria, France and the United Kingdom can now access Sophos’ products and services via Arrow‘s cloud delivery and management platform, ArrowSphere.


Arrow has added a suite of API-ready products from Sophos’ business portfolio to ArrowSphere, giving the channel access to a powerful choice of cybersecurity tools that can be easily rolled out across customers. Channel partners are also able to manage Sophos products in the cloud-native Sophos Central platform, to navigate quickly between products and across multiple customers, or via Sophos MDR - a dedicated 24/7 threat hunting, detection, investigation, and response service.


The two companies have also penned a new distribution deal in Ireland that has started on the 17th October. The agreement enables Sophos to scale its operations in the region, offering greater support for channel partners that are looking to help protect themselves and customers from ever-increasing cyber threats and deliver cyber security-as-a-service.


Mark Barcham, EMEA head of strategic alliances for Arrow ECS, said: “last year, we were delighted to enter into a distribution agreement with Sophos, its first in the UK, to expand its reach to managed service providers and resellers. 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.


Jonathan Bartholomew, vice president sales Northern EMEA, Sophos, said: “Sophos is a partner-first organisation, 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.


A world leader in cybersecurity, Sophos’ end-to-end security offering, which features solutions such as Sophos Intercept X, Sophos XDR, and Sophos Cloud Security, as well as managed detection and response (MDR), protect against ransomware and other advanced cyberthreats.


The ArrowSphere platform helps channel partners to manage, differentiate and scale their cloud business with easy-to-provision solutions. Its marketplace includes leading hyperscale providers, as well as public and private IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and cloud software offerings. ArrowSphere provides end-to-end cloud lifecycle management with features including automated provisioning, comprehensive billing integration, reporting and predictive analytics. It also offers integrated DevOps and customisable storefronts that enable end customers to manage their own transactions.

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