Sophos has announced the winners of its Australia and New Zealand Partner Awards for 2022, including Somerville as its Partner of the Year.
Sophos' ANZ Partner of the Year Award is given to the partner company that has achieved outstanding results and provided flexible and practical proposals that meet user needs, technical support, and have grown sales for Sophos' offerings.
"We are thrilled to have won Sophos Partner of the Year for Australia, a reflection of the investment and technical expertise that Somerville has placed on building our cybersecurity practice in recent years," Somerville managing director and CEO Craig Somerville says.
"At the same time, we have benefited significantly from the feature-rich solution set, support and expertise provided by Sophos in Australia.
"The technical training and support they provided and our collaborative working relationship has helped ensure the smooth execution of our customer engagements resulting in Somerville exceeding our growth target by 200%."
Announced as part of its Virtual Partner Conference 2022, held online on May 26, Sophos' Australia and New Zealand Partner Awards recognise partners who have contributed significantly to delivering and selling the company's products and offerings during the fiscal year.
"Congratulations to our award-winning partners for their outstanding achievements over the past year," Sophos ANZ channel sales director Charles de Jesus says.
"As the threat landscape continues to evolve, this year's winners are clearly leading trusted security advisors, helping to keep ANZ businesses safe against advanced threats.
"Sophos is proud to recognise this year's winners and to thank them for their dedication to delivering industry-leading cybersecurity solutions."
Additional award winners include Bluechip InfoTech for ANZ Rising Star of the Year, and Exigo Tech won ANZ Distributor of the Year.
The Rising Star of the Year award acknowledges the partner most focused on increasing sales and with the best results among partners who have joined the Sophos partner program in the last three years and are growing the sales of Sophos' products in their respective regions.
The ANZ Distributor of the Year Award is given to the distributor that has created an ambitious and innovative marketing campaign to raise awareness of Sophos' Synchronised Security products and product strategy.
"Sophos' partnership strategy allows us to gain deep expertise with their solutions, which helps customers with protecting their potential attack surfaces and supports their overall requirement for compliance," Somerville adds.
"We are excited to have broadened our customer base this past year with 10% new logo growth by cross-selling Sophos solutions across different enterprise departments.
"At the same time, we have seen a marked uptick in demand for the Sophos Managed Detection solution, which enhances our ability to help our customers rise day in day out from the myriad of cybersecurity challenges they face to ensure business continuity and ongoing enterprise sustainability.
"We look forward to building on the success of the past year by continuing to delight our Sophos customer base and building a mutually successful business in the years ahead with one of the world's leading providers of cybersecurity technology."