Datapac wins Sophos Partner of the Year 2023

Datapac has been awarded the title of Sophos Irish Partner of the Year for 2023, marking the sixth time that Datapac has been the recipient of the prestigious award.

Sophos is a global leader for next-generation security with over 500,000 customers worldwide. The Partner of the Year was announced at the Sophos Partner Roadshow, held in Mondello Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. This annual event brings Sophos’ expertise in-person to its valued partners in the EMEA region, celebrating their success in delivering peerless levels of security to their customers and providing insights and innovations to keep partners ahead of the curve in the fast-moving cybersecurity landscape.

Datapac secured the award in recognition of its continuously strong growth in its cyber security business which further accelerated over the past 12 months. Through its deep and ever-evolving level of technical expertise, mirrored in its advanced platinum-level partner accreditation, Datapac delivers the highest levels of protection to its customers through Sophos’ range of next-generation award-winning cybersecurity solutions. These include firewalls, endpoint and network protection and full 24/7 managed threat detection and response (MDR) services.

Through adopting a collaborative approach to its customers’ continued success, Datapac helps guide them towards best-in-class security posture through consultative strategic conversations that focus not only on the cybersecurity needs of today but also the future. Datapac has been advocating for cybersecurity awareness, employing multiple channels to reach its growing customer base. This concerted effort aims to educate Irish organisations about the pressing risks of cybercrime and empower them with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance their protective measures.

As a global leader in the space, Sophos operates on the cutting-edge of the cybersecurity industry, protecting millions of users and over 500,000 organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Sophos is a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for both endpoint and network security and has been positioned as a leader for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) for 13 consecutive years. Over the past year, Datapac has continued to achieve significant growth for its security services and Sophos solutions amongst both new and existing customers.

Conor O’ Leary, Sophos Ireland Channel Executive, commented: “Datapac has been an instrumental driver for the Sophos portfolio of security solutions within the Irish market for many years, from being the first Irish company to attain platinum-level partnership to today becoming the six-time recipient of the partner of the year award. Datapac’s team have continuously demonstrated their commitment to the partnership and to Sophos solutions through exceptional credentials, expertise and their deep understanding of the value Sophos brings to their customer’s peace of mind. We are delighted to recognise Datapac with the Ireland Partner of the Year award once again.”

Patrick Kickham, Director, Datapac: “We are extremely proud to have achieved the Sophos Partner of the Year Award for the sixth time, particularly from an organisation like Sophos who are so firmly committed to looking to the future evolution of cybersecurity. This pioneering spirit of innovation matches Datapac’s ethos, which has seen our organisation remain at the forefront of the information technology industry in Ireland for over forty years. Guided by this driving mantra of continual innovation, with our proactive and agile approach and the incorporation of cutting-edge technologies and advanced capabilities into our security solutions, we are committed to empowering Irish businesses in effectively tackling the constantly evolving threat landscape.

“This recognition of Datapac’s achievements demonstrate the power of likeminded companies working in harmony to deliver enduring success. This ultimately ensures a myriad of organisations in Ireland, both large and small, are protected from harm every day by our dedicated teams of experts, enabled and empowered by Sophos’ insatiable appetite for excellence. Our team invests a lot of time researching emerging threats and corresponding solutions, combining Sophos’ world-class technologies with our local knowledge and expertise to ensure Irish organisations are equipped with best-in-class protection to tackle cybercrime.”

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