Sophos Expands Partnership with Tech Data in ASEAN to Distribute its Award-Winning Cybersecurity Portfolio

SINGAPORE – October 25, 2018 – Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced its strategic channel partnership with Tech Data, the world’s leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions, in order to offer its award-winning security products to customers within the ASEAN region, including network, endpoint, data, identity and firewall protection.

Tapping into Tech Data’s extensive network and regional market experience, this distribution partnership is a reflection of Sophos’ commitment to making its cybersecurity products and offerings more widely available for its customers in the ASEAN region, at a time when cybersecurity threats are on the rise globally.

Sumit Bansal, Senior Director of ASEAN and Korea at Sophos commented on the current environment in the region, “Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated, and Asia is a hotbed for cyber-attacks. We have seen Singapore – the most technologically advanced country in the region – experience its largest data breach incident just two months ago, and there is no sign that such targeted attacks are slowing down. It is positive to see that businesses of all sizes are taking the threat seriously and continue to invest in their defenses. Our partnership with Tech Data will make it easier for reseller partners and their customers across the region to deploy Sophos protection.”  


Sophos products are only available through registered Sophos partners. By partnering with Tech Data, Sophos will be able to efficiently scale to reach the demand of resellers and their customers in the ASEAN region.    


“Tech Data believes that the strength of next-generation security solutions lies in a proactive approach to security threats, and we arm our partners with the technology and knowledge they need to protect their customers,” said Naresh Desai, Vice President, Specialist Business Unit, Asia Pacific, at Tech Data. “Our partnership with Sophos, a global cybersecurity leader, enables us to further strengthen our security offerings and successfully address the cybersecurity needs of our 5,000+ partners in ASEAN.” 


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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 more than 34,000 registered 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


About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for nine straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Contact Information

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Jim James
EASTWEST PR for Tech Data, Asia Pacific
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Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 83 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named One of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer