Sophos has launched a new partner programme, integrating the security company’s previous programmes with components from Astaro’s programme.
Under the changes, all partners will be able to offer Sophos’ entire line of products including the recently released UTM 9 solutions, which integrate endpoint protection into the gateway.
The Sophos Partner Program includes partnership tracks for resellers and solution providers, new and more hands-on programmes, three new certification courses and new incentives.
Additional on-demand training modules are also available on a newly redesigned and optimised partner portal which also offers a new quote and deal registration feature as well as access to customer relationship information.
Sophos says the programme allows partners to select the partnership track best suited to their business goals and needs. The solution provider track ‘benefits partners looking to offer additional services, a strategic focus for Sophos in the coming year’.
Each track allows partners to participate at a specific partnership level, determined by their level of involvement in the partner programme and participation in training programmes, Sophos says.
Mike McGuinness, Sophos senior vice president of worldwide sales says “We are very excited about this programme, which we feel will generate tremendous success for our growing global partner base.”