At Sophos, it has been a long-term strategic priority to see the needs of our partners as number one. We take great pride in our commitment to “Partner First, Partner Best.” With lucrative revenue opportunities, Sophos empowers partners to succeed in an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. We provide you — and your customers — with unrivaled, real-world cyber defenses to stop more threats faster. And we do so with a remarkable return on investment for partners and customers alike.
The Sophos Partner Program defines clear and transparent rules of engagement. Global partner tiers provide clarity on exactly what is expected as well as what is available at each tier. Climbing the Sophos partner program ladder – that is, reaching a higher tier – will bring you more rewards and higher margins.
In this blog, we will cover important partner program compliance milestones for the upcoming compliance period and how they will impact your partner tier.
March 31, 2023: Partner program compliance deadline
The compliance deadline is approaching fast: On March 31, 2023, we will record certification and revenue numbers to perform our yearly partner program compliance audit. Make sure you meet all partner program requirements by this deadline, so you can make the most of partner program benefits and secure your margins for the following year.
To review your organization performance, visit the partner portal for a year-to-date compliance status.
(Note: This page is only accessible for partner portal administrators. You can look up partner portal administrators for your organization at the bottom of this page in the Sophos Partner Portal).
To learn more about partner program compliance, take a look at this detailed blog post where you’ll find a summary of everything you need to know about partner program compliance, certification, and accreditation.
We will confirm your partner tier for April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024 in due course via email to partner portal administrators.
April 17, 2023: Higher partner tiers will become effective
On this day, qualifying partners will move to their new, higher tier.
May 15, 20223: Lower partner tiers and updates to accreditations will become effective
On May 15, 2023, affected partners will move to a lower tier for April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024 and lose their accreditation status in case they haven’t met all requirements. But this is not the end of the world – throughout the year, partners who qualify for a higher partner tier or a new accreditation by the 1st of a month will be promoted on the 15th of the same month.
Please reach out to your distributor or Sophos representative if you have additional questions. We thank you for being a trusted partner and look forward to a continued, successful partnership.