The Awards Keep Rolling In: CRN and Channel Futures Recognize Sophos in Recent Awards

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Sophos Named to CRN’s 2024 Security 100 List, Kendra Krause Recognized as Channel Futures Channel Influencer and Christina Nairn Named into the 2024 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence

Channel-best is not just a motto: It’s our DNA. Every day, we’re working hard to help our partners excel and make the world a safer place for our joint customers. We’re thrilled to see that the channel community recognizes our dedication to the channel with three awards this weeks!

Sophos Named to CRN’s 2024 Security 100 List

We’re excited to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sophos in its Security 100 list. We’re listed as one of The 20 Coolest Endpoint and Managed Security Companies of 2024. This is another great recognition for our commitment to work hand in hand with channel partners to protect businesses from advanced cyber threats.

As CRN puts it: The distinguished Security 100 awardees offer a blend of advanced technology and services in the evolving cybersecurity market for both partners and customers. As the issue of security remains a top concern for businesses of all shapes and sizes, this list serves as a guide for solution providers, spotlighting the leading security vendors to collaborate with as they deliver inventive solutions to their customers.

“CRN’s Security 100 list recognizes top-tier companies that provide the IT channel with groundbreaking offerings in a number of security areas that stand up to a wide range of threats and risks,” said Jennifer Follett, Vice President, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “As security becomes ever more important to every business, these companies are laying the foundation for cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions.”

The 2024 Security 100 list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN and online at


Kendra Krause Recognized as Channel Futures Channel Influencer

We’re also proud that Kendra Krause, senior vice president of global channels and small business sales at Sophos is one of 50 individuals recognized by the editors of Channel Futures as a thought leader who has impacted the direction of the IT and communications indirect sales channel in 2024. Kendra is profiled as a Channel Futures Channel Influencer on the Channel Futures website..

Since 2018, the Channel Futures Channel Influencer Awards have recognized the industry’s 50 top-performing executives in the technology and communications channel. These senior leaders represent the future of the channel and are impacting the way today’s most innovative IT and connectivity solutions are brought to market, sold, delivered to customers and supported. At the same time, they have distinguished themselves through their unwavering support of the partner community forging deep and trusted relationships across the ecosystem.

In selecting this year’s influencers, Channel Futures’ editors considered the organization’s partner growth, channel innovation and the individual’s commitment to the indirect sales channel along with the standing each person had among their peers. It was a painstaking process that took place throughout the year and included the perspectives of hundreds of channel executives and industry experts. Congratulations, Kendra!


Christina Nairn Named Into the 2024 Circle of Excellence

We’re honored that Christina Nairn has been named into the 2024 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence by Channel Futures. Her exceptional performance, commitment, and dedication have earned her this prestigious honor, and we are thrilled to see her hard work recognized in such a significant way.

Her contributions to the channel have been nothing short of outstanding. Her innovative approach, expertise, leadership, and unwavering customer focus have helped to drive growth, increase revenue, and strengthen partnerships. She has set an example of excellence for others to follow, and her impact on the channel is truly remarkable.

We’re grateful for having you on our team. Congratulations, Christina!