Sophos has honoured its top performing channel partners across Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), recognising excellence during the past 12 months.
Revealed during Partner Conference - held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney - the security specialists acknowledged expertise six categories, based on partner success during the past financial year.
Brennan IT was named Partner of the Year in recognition of the provider's market performance and delivery of service to Sophos customers.
Meanwhile, Arrow ECS Australia was awarded the Distributor of the Year, with Cloudten Industries honoured as the Newcomer of the Year.
From an individual perspective, Tom Ferguson of Powernet IT Solutions was recognised as Partner SE of the Year, while Harriet Mellor from Managed System Services and Danny Thien from Somerville were recognised as in the Sales Person of the Year awards.
"Congratulations to all our partners for their success this year," said Jon Fox, channel director A/NZ at Sophos.
"We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and successful partner base, especially across Australia and New Zealand – and we’ve enjoyed celebrating all that we have accomplished together this year.
"Sophos is a 100 per cent channel driven business; we rely on the success of our partners and are dedicated to helping them deliver the best outcomes possible to our customers.
"That’s what Partner Conference is all about – celebrating the wins and providing our partners with the right tools to succeed."
For Brennan IT, this was the third time the provider has been honoured through the Sophos partner ecosystem.
"Brennan IT is committed to partnering with the world’s leading vendors to provide the strongest possible security solutions according to our customers’ needs," added Stephen Sims, CEO of Brennan IT.
"Partnering with Sophos lets Brennan IT continue to offer our customers the exceptional solutions they require to meet their business challenges."
Last year, Sophos revealed that only two per cent of cyber attacks in Australia involved cryptocurrency in 2017, whereas in previous years, such threats amounted to 22 per cent of all breaches.
The vendor also reported a significant rise in ransomware across the country, increasing from 30-33 per cent to 57 per cent.
Sophos A/NZ Partner Award winners -
- Partner of the Year A/NZ - Brennan IT
- Distributor of the Year A/NZ - Arrow ECS Australia
- Newcomer of the Year A/NZ - Cloudten Industries
- Partner SE of the Year A/NZ - Tom Ferguson (Powernet IT Solutions)
- Sales Person of the Year A/NZ - Harriet Mellor (Managed System Services)
- Sales Person of the Year A/NZ - Danny Thien (Somerville Group)