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11 Sophos Executives Worldwide Recognized as 2019 Women of the Channel by CRN

Sophos Ltd.May 20, 2019

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 11 Sophos executives worldwide to the prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem, representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each executive is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership around the world.

For the third year in a row, Sophos has the most women from any dedicated IT security company included on CRN’s Women of the Channel list. The following women from Sophos were selected by the editors of CRN based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel:

-- Kendra Krause, vice president, global channels -- Justine Lewis, vice president, worldwide field and channel marketing -- Erin Malone, vice president, North America channel sales -- Caralyn Stern, senior marketing director, global channel and Americas -- Allison Clarke, director, global channel programs -- Regina Vignone, director of channel sales, North America, East -- Andrea Carter, regional director marketing, NEMEA -- Nicki Dewhurst, marketing director, Asia Pacific and Japan -- Maria Claudia Ardila, channel program manager, Latin America -- Claudia Vizcarra, regional sales manager, Latin America -- Alejandra Garcia, country director, Mexico

For the second year in a row, CRN has also honored Kendra Krause, Erin Malone and Caralyn Stern on its 2019 Power 100 list, an elite subset of the group. The Power 100 belong to an exclusive group of the overall list: women whose leadership and vision are key drivers of their companies’ success and have had significant influence to move the entire IT channel forward.

“CRN’s recognition is a huge honor for the talented Sophos executives who champion the channel every day. Each of these 11 women have strategically built or expanded Sophos’ world-class channel-first, channel-best programs to support our growing roster of partners,” said Michael Valentine, chief revenue officer, Sophos. “The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, and this impressive group of leaders is always at the forefront of bringing innovative next-generation security technology and effective selling solutions to partners to help them keep their customers safe. We support programs like CRN’s Women of the Channel to encourage women to pursue careers in the cybersecurity industry, and I’m excited to see our Sophos executives leading the way.”

These accolades follow Sophos’ recent 5-star rating in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide and the inclusion of six Sophos executives on the 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, further demonstrating the company’s ‘channel-best’ commitment. The Sophos Partner Program has grown to serve approximately 47,000 channel partners globally, and the MSP Connect Program has become the fastest growing segment within Sophos’ sales organization with more than 6,400 MSPs.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

About Sophos Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security. As the pioneer of synchronized security, Sophos develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of approximately 47,000 partners. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, UK and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com.

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