Datapac awarded Irish Sophos Partner of the Year 2019
- Fifth time Datapac has received the prestigious award from Sophos
- Technology and services provider recognised for strong business growth over past 12 months and continued commitment to service excellence
Dublin, 02 September 2019 – Datapac, Ireland’s leading technology solutions and services provider, today announces it has been awarded the title of Sophos Irish Partner of the Year for 2019. This marks the fifth time Datapac has secured the prestigious award.
Datapac was recognised for its strong business growth over the past 12 months, as well as its Sophos expertise and commitment to offering customers award-winning, next-generation network and endpoint protection.
The Irish Partner of the Year was announced at the Sophos Evolve Partner Conference, held in Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. The annual conference celebrates the successes of Sophos partners throughout the EMEA region, and delivers the companies strategies and innovations that will help partners take advantage of opportunities within the fast-moving IT marketplace.
Sophos is a world leader in cybersecurity and provides solutions to nearly 400,000 organisations globally in more than 150 countries. In the past 12 months, Datapac has continued to achieve significant growth for its security services and Sophos solutions amongst both new customers and its existing customer base.
Ricky Knights, Channel Engagement Manager for UK and Ireland, Sophos, commented: “For many years now, Datapac has demonstrated exceptional credentials as a truly innovative and expert Sophos partner. We are delighted to again recognise Datapac with the Ireland & Channel Islands Partner of the Year award, and to highlight its continued commitment to delivering the latest security technology to Irish businesses.”
Karen O’Connor, general manager, Datapac, said: “This year’s Sophos conference focused on the evolution of technology. This is poignant as in our almost four decades of business, Datapac has had to continually adapt to such evolution to meet the changing needs of our customers. Leveraging our proactive and agile approach, we will continue to integrate the most innovative technologies and capabilities into the architecture of our security solutions to help Irish businesses face an ever evolving threat landscape.”
Sophos is a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for both endpoint and network security, and has been for the past 11 years. This makes it uniquely positioned to lead the way in the emerging area of Synchronised Security – which integrates endpoint and network security products to deliver a best-of-breed overarching security system. Datapac has helped drive demand for this next-generation capability in the Irish marketplace and continues to work closely with Sophos to monitor the latest security developments and trends.
Karen O’Connor, continued: “There is no pause in the pace of development from the Sophos research team and closely working with technology leaders like Sophos is key to our continued delivery of service excellence. Our team invests a lot of their time researching emerging threats and corresponding solutions, so it is fantastic to see their dedication recognised with this award.
“We combine Sophos’ world-class technologies with our local knowledge and expertise to ensure Irish businesses are well protected and equipped to tackle cybercrime. Our knowledge of the threat landscape and ability to implement pioneering security technologies distinguishes us in the market and contributes to the success of our long-term relationships with both our customers and partners.”
As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). More information is available at www.sophos.com.
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