Hills Business Lan1 and Sophos Sign New Distribution Agreement

2industrynewsHills business Lan1 has entered into a new distribution partnership with Sophos, which will greatly expand Sophos’s market coverage across Australia and ensure a broader range of resellers have access to its entire IT security suite.

Hills is strengthening its security focus, including IP Security, IP Storage, IP Networking and IP Cameras/CCTV, ensuring the company is well positioned to provide the reach and support for Sophos that its partners need to drive further success.

“We have built a strong reputation with our security practice in Australia and we are very excited to be working with Sophos to provide its best-in-class products to our channel partners.” said Daniel Lee, Hills Head of CCTV, Surveillance and IT.

“The introduction of Sophos’s portfolio of solutions in mobile device management, endpoint security and cloud is highly complementary to our current offering and closely aligned with our IP Security strategy.”

“We have a strong national presence and are well equipped to provide the Sophos security portfolio to our partners and customers to help them grow profitability and capitalise on the market’s need for innovative IT security solutions and services.”

The announcement reiterates Sophos’s commitment to the Australian reseller channel, providing partners with even greater access to Sophos products, as well as additional access to technical expertise and increased support.

“We are very excited to announce our distribution partnership with Hills, and believe this further reinforces Sophos’s commitment to our Australian partner community and ‘channel-first’ approach to the market,” said Mike Valentine, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Sophos.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hills will market, sell and support Sophos’s entire portfolio of network, server and endpoint security solutions, including the latest version of Sophos Cloud, which was launched in Australia earlier this year for small and mid-market organisations seeking a simpler approach to IT security. Sophos’s award winning security solutions are simple to deploy and easy to scale, designed to secure organisations of all sizes.

“Our industry leading network, endpoint and server protection security portfolio will greatly enhance Hills offerings, providing a comprehensive suite of innovative IT security solutions and services for its channel partners.” said Karen Delaney, Channel Director, Sophos ANZ.

The new distribution agreement with Hills enhances Sophos’s current valued distributor network and partnerships in Australia.
The complete Sophos product portfolio will be available through Hills business Lan 1 across Australia effectively immediately.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’s complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’s award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs – a global network of threat intelligence centres.
Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.

About Hills

Hills is a majority Australian owned publically listed company providing integrated solutions into trusted environments. Hills has a proud tradition of innovation which started with the Hills Hoist almost 70 years ago. Today we’re delivering innovative solutions in security, surveillance, health systems, digital media, home networking and beyond. We have a vision to see a new Hills’ innovation in every business, enterprise, government and home. More information is available at www.hills.com.au. For information about Lan 1, visit www.Lan1.com.au

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