Sophos Sweeps Data Security and Network Security 2017 ARC Award

Sophos has been named as the “Overall Winner” in the prestigious categories of “Data Security” and “Network Security” in The Channel Company’s CRN® 2016 Annual Report Card (ARC) awards program. Sophos also won the award for Product Innovation in the Endpoint Security category.

The Annual Report Card summarizes results from a comprehensive survey that details solution provider satisfaction across product innovation, support and partnership for the hardware, services and software vendors they team up with. The vendors with the highest ratings are named to the prestigious Annual Report Card list of winners and celebrated as best-in-class by their partners. The results also provide the IT vendor community with valuable feedback—directly from their solution providers—that can be used to refine product offerings, enhance support offerings and improve communication with partners.

“Sophos is a channel-first, channel-only company that focuses all its efforts towards technical innovation, marketing, sales and support initiatives that help our partners succeed on all levels. It is testament to the strength of our channel that we continue to outgrow the market in both endpoint and network security,” said Kendra Krause, vice president of global channels at Sophos. “We are a next-generation security company with an unparalleled dedication to our channel partners and I am honored that once again our efforts are recognized by those we serve. Winning CRN’s ARC awards validates Sophos as a channel leader that continues to drive the IT security market forward.”

This year’s group of honorees was selected from the results of an in-depth, invitation-only survey by The Channel Company’s research team. More than 2,840 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 80 vendor partners in 24 major product categories. The winners will be honored throughout The Channel Company’s XChange 2016 conference (, taking place August 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas.

“CRN’s Annual Report Card gives solution providers a unique opportunity to evaluate vendors’ products and provide detailed feedback on their real-world experience working in the field as partners with those technology companies. In turn, ARC gives technology vendors valuable, actionable feedback on channel satisfaction levels across multiple facets of their partnerships,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “An ARC Award is a truly meaningful distinction—a direct accolade from partners attesting to the quality and ingenuity of the winner’s product, support and partnership. We heartily congratulate each of this year’s ARC Award winners and look forward to celebrating them at this year’s XChange Conference in August.”

The 2016 Annual Report Card results can be viewed online at and will be featured in the October issue of CRN.

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