Sophos acquires network security provider

Sophos has acquired Cyberoam Technologies, a leading global provider of network security products.

The acquisition expands and deepens Sophos’s product portfolio in network security, by combining Cyberoam’s Unified Threat Management (UTM), next-generation firewall and network security expertise with Sophos’s existing network security solutions in UTM and wireless security.

“Sophos and Cyberoam create a winning combination at the right time, in the right product markets and in all the right geographies,” says Kris Hagerman, CEO, Sophos.

“Cyberoam has built a strong reputation as an aggressive and nimble innovator in the network security market, and like Sophos, has a ‘channel-first’ approach and reputation for delivering top-notch service and support.

“The acquisition expands and accelerates our network security roadmap to grow our presence in UTM, advanced threat protection, wireless and next generation firewall – some of the fastest growing markets in all of IT.

“This also continues our focus of providing exciting opportunities to grow our channel partners and customers.”

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Ahmedabad, India, Cyberoam is highly regarded for its product innovation, quality, and world-class customer support.

The company has more than 65,000 customers, more than 550 employees, and a strong channel focus with a network of 5,500 partners, with particular strength in India, the Middle East, and Africa.

“Together Sophos and Cyberoam form a powerhouse in network security. We are growing our network security businesses substantially faster than the market, and joining forces allows us to drive even greater innovation and value,” says Hemal Patel, CEO, Cyberoam.

“Our global footprint, commitment to the channel and complete security portfolio are clear competitive differentiators. We’re pleased to join the Sophos team.”

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