Sophos’ MSP Connect Growth Accelerates

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Growth fueled by increasing demand for Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions and managed threat response services

We’re proud to announce significant worldwide growth of our MSP Connect program that allows managed service providers (MSPs) to expand market opportunities and increase revenue with Sophos’ portfolio of solutions and services. The growth is fueled by increasing demand for our innovative offerings in protecting against sophisticated and evolving cybersecurity threats.

Good reasons to provide managed security solutions

MSPs have a tremendous opportunity to secure organizations from complex ransomware, like the recent MazeWastedLocker and Dharma attacks, and other threats – including this year’s surge in attack campaigns preying on mounting Coronavirus fears. MSPs are also increasingly finding themselves under attack through remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional service automation (PSA) tools, misconfigured firewalls and endpoints, and targeted phishing scams. “Sophos reduces these risks, and Sophos’ recent growth momentum is a direct reflection of its proven track record in securing partner and customer environments,” said Scott Barlow, vice president of global MSP at Sophos.

The Sophos MSP Connect program now supports more than 12,500 MSPs worldwide, representing a 30% increase since the start of Sophos’ fiscal year in April 2020. MSP billings also increased 56% during that time, with the most significant year-over-year growth in the Americas, Western Europe, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, proving that cybersecurity is a key focal point for MSPs who wish to grow their profitability.

Increasing demand for Sophos next-gen products

Partner demand for Sophos’ entire product and services portfolio continues to increase. Especially, solutions that combine next-gen functionality and features including Sophos Intercept XSophos XG Firewall,  Sophos Cloud Optix, and Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR). Sophos MTR launched in October 2019 as a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response service that fuses machine learning with human analysis to provide more proactive security protection.

“We made the decision at the start of the pandemic to deploy Sophos’ entire security stack of solutions – starting with Sophos MTR – across all of our clients to ensure they’re protected in the office and at home.”

With more than 1,000 customers, Sophos MTR has quickly become one of the industry’s most widely used managed detection and response (MDR) services and stands apart with its ability to proactively take action on an organization’s behalf to mitigate threats in real time.

Easily managed through Sophos Central

Sophos solutions are easily managed in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform, where MSPs can oversee multiple customer installations, respond to alerts and track licenses and upcoming renewal dates via a single, intuitive interface. With Sophos’ unique synchronized security approach, solutions share threat intelligence in real time for coordinated and automated response to threats.

The Sophos MSP Connect program

As a Sophos MSP Connect partner you can grow your service business with MRR acceleration, key integrations, and flexible billing options, coupled with highly-effective synchronized products. All easily managed through a single, cloud-based management platform. Find out more on our or in the Sophos Partner Portal.

“Sophos MSP Connect saves us resources, and empowers our team and our clients to quickly adapt their defenses to meet ever-changing needs. In turn, we’re able to reinvest those resource savings into the services and technologies our clients need.”