Lifeboat Expands Distribution Agreement with Sophos

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Lifeboat to distribute Sophos enduser, network and server protection offerings; Builds on channel success with Sophos unified threat management.

Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced an expansion of its existing agreement with Sophos, to now distribute the complete suite of Sophos security solutions for enduser, network and server protection in the United States and Canada. Lifeboat and Sophos have enjoyed distribution channel success with the Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) offerings, and this new agreement builds upon the momentum that the two companies share.

“A strong and vibrant solution provider channel is essential to our long-term Sophos growth strategy,” said John Keenan, Regional Vice President for North America Sales, Sophos. “Lifeboat’s distribution success with Sophos UTM, combined with their strong reseller relationships, their customer service standards and their tactical capabilities, convinced us that Lifeboat will be a key partner in helping us extend our channel goals.”

“We are delighted that Sophos has elected to expand its distribution footprint with Lifeboat,” said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager, Lifeboat Distribution. “Now with the Sophos end-point and unified threat management solutions, we can provide our resellers with the complete security stack created by one of the strongest security providers in the industry.”

In addition to the Sophos UTM offerings, Lifeboat will now distribute the Sophos Enduser Protection Suites, including Sophos Endpoint Antivirus – in on-premise, managed service provider (MSP) and cloud variants – as well as Sophos Server Protection for Windows, Linux, Mac, or UNIX servers, in both physical and virtual – vSphere, Hyper-V and XenServer – environments.

Lifeboat will also distribute Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint, Sophos Protection for Network Storage providing antivirus protection for NetApp, EMC and Sun storage systems, and Sophos PureMessage antivirus and anti-spam protection for Microsoft Exchange email servers.

Sophos’ security offerings will be promoted to resellers as part of Lifeboat's exclusive Security World View software ecosystem. Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering Sophos security solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1-888-523-7777 (Canada), or by email at sales(at)lifeboatdistribution(dot)com.

About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter (@LifeboatVAD) and Facebook (LifeboatDistribution).


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