Sophos appoints Harish Chibas Vice President Middle East &Africa

Sophos hires a new Vice President for Middle East and Africa

Online PR News – 16-October-2015 – Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2015 – Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security technologytoday announced appointment of Harish Chib as vice-president for itsMiddle East & Africa (MEA)region. This new strategic leadership position will focus on strengthening the company’s sales and channel strategy for that region.

Harish joined Sophos through the acquisition of Cyberoam in 2014 where he successfully led channel strategy and sales operations for 10 years. In this new role, he will drive business development opportunities, and oversee the integration and expansion of Sophos and Cyberoam channel ecosystems acrossMEA.

“Harish’s expertise in leading and scaling sales operations and leveraging the partner ecosystem makes him the ideal leader for Sophos' growing focus in the Middle East and Africa,” said Karl Heinz Warum, VP CEEMEA, Sophos. “His proven success with Cyberoam's sales and channel gives him the right experience to further expand our strong sales and partner network.It is our ambition to be the vendor of choice for both endpoint and network security solutions, and under Harish’s leadership, we willbring together our channel and sales organization with the Cyberoam ecosystem and bolster sales engineering and reseller enablement initiatives in MEA.”

Commenting on his new role Harish said, “A growing number of businesses in MEA are experiencing increased digitization, however, the menace of cyber-attacks and cyber-crime is stalling their ICT adoption. Resellers from across the region have a tremendous opportunity to leverage the synergy of both Sophos and Cyberoam products in endpoint, cloud and network security to protect their customers with advanced and next generation technology from a global leader.”

Sophos is the only IT security company to be positioned as a Leader by Gartner in three critical security Magic Quadrant reports: September 2014 [October 2015] Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, December 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, and the September 2015 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM).