First Distribution Awarded Sophos 2020 MSP Distributor of the Year in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Aug. 27, 2020 – First Distribution, the leading Pan-African distributor for cybersecurity, data centre, enterprise, and cloud solutions, today announced it has been awarded Sophos 2020 MSP Distributor of the Year in South Africa.
First Distribution was recognized for its outstanding performance and commitment to securing organizations with Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions.
“As cyber threats increase in volume and sophistication, it’s critical that frontline channel partners are armed with the industry’s best cybersecurity solutions, technical expertise and deep knowledge of the changing threat landscape needed to secure their customers,” said Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Sophos. “This year’s winners are unsung heroes that have clearly differentiated themselves as trusted security advisors, and we’re thrilled to recognize their success.”
First Distribution offers a wide range of cybersecurity technologies and Sophos is one of the premier cybersecurity vendors in its business. First Distribution is also a leader in cloud offerings and wants to secure a greater number of South African organizations with cloud environments with Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions. With Sophos, organizations can easily access to details about their entire cloud infrastructure across different public cloud providers on one screen in a single management console and can dive directly into assets for more information about asset inventory and cloud security posture.
“We are honoured to have received this award from Sophos. Our appreciation extends to our partner community for their ongoing support. This award proves that we are strategically aligned in our efforts, as we endeavour to meet the expectations from the brand and deliver on requirements in the market,” said Brad Stein, General Manager – Networking and Cyber Security, First Distribution. “Year on year we aim to strengthen the partnership with Sophos and our team there to deliver best of breed cybersecurity solutions to our partners.”
A full list of award winners is featured online at https://partnernews.sophos.com/en-us/2020/06/other/sophos-2020-americas-partner-award-winners.
As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next-generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.
About First Distribution
First Distribution is the leading value-added distributor in Africa. Our offering includes a product portfolio of global leading Datacentre, Cloud, Networking and Security products and services. This embraces hybrid solutions with access to any combination of on premise, private cloud and public cloud end-to-end solutions from multiple vendors. The portfolio, together with highly skilled staff to support and manage vendors with an unrivalled level of expertise, ensures that our partners have the key elements required for success. First Distribution additionally hosts one of the largest technology partner-to-partner networks in Africa allowing partners to extend the reach of their solutions across the continent.
More information on First Distribution, visit https://www.firstdistribution.com.