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CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited to Provide Comprehensive, Next-Generation Cyber Security Solutions from Sophos for its Customers in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, September 14, 2017– CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited, which specializes in Data Transformation, Data Integration and Data Transportation, today announced that it has joined the Sophos Partner program as a silver partner. This program allows CommerceQuest SA to meet the growing security demands of its customers and prospects in South Africa by providing synchronized, next-generation cyber threat protection from Sophos for networks and endpoints, including web, email, server and mobile security.

In joining the Sophos Partner program, CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited can now offer its clients access to Sophos’ extensive security portfolio. CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited is known for providing personalized, effective data solutions that solve complex integration needs. Security solutions from Sophos will now allow CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited to include comprehensive security along with the data solutions offerings to its clients that range from small retailers to large financial institutions.

“Sophos is a next-generation security company with a channel-first, channel-only strategy that focuses all its efforts towards technical innovation, marketing, sales and support initiatives that help our partners succeed on all levels. We are committed to building solid relationships with our partners so they can bring the most innovative and advanced IT security to their customers,” said Harish Chib, vice president Middle East & Africa, Sophos. “With cyber threats evolving and changing daily, organizations of all sizes need a technology company that’s on the frontline of developing highly effective solutions that are simple to use. We are excited to welcome CommerceQuest SA into our partner community and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

“Sophos is a welcome partner for CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited and significantly enhances our existing solutions under our AgileCloud offerings” said Eric Sommer, Managing Director, CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited. “All areas of IT Security from firewalls to secure Wi-Fi, email protection, Server and Endpoint protection provides the necessary tools both on premise and in the Cloud to satisfy the security needs of our customers, especially as cyber-attacks, phishing scams and ransomware attacks have become daily occurrences. Keeping customer data safe, networks secure and devices free from malware and attacks is a priority, and Sophos provides the tools and technology to achieve this”.

The specialized partner dashboard within the Sophos Central cloud-based management platform allows partners and managed service providers (MSPs) to manage and configure product settings, distribute licenses and have real-time perspective on their customer activity. The Sophos Central dashboard also provides partners with up-to-the-minute threat and product updates, allowing them to deliver faster, more effective customer protection.

Sophos sells exclusively through its channel of more than 26,000 resellers worldwide and is dedicated to the growth and success of partners. The company offers partners sales training and certification, co-branded marketing assets, 24/7 support and in-depth Sophos Central dashboard training to help build the skills and expertise of its partners.

About CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited

CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited (aka “CQSA”) is an IT Software and Services company successful in the “Transformation, Integration and Transportation of Data”.
In operation since 1997, CQSA has for 20 years, been assisting companies in maximizing their existing IT investments using highly qualified, experienced, industry certified specialists in the Middleware field. CQSA offers system design, software implementation, testing, rolling support, system monitoring, management, and mobile solutions for a range of software products and technologies to enable the Transformation, Integration, Transportation and Protection of important, high value, high volume data. With the increasing threats to data, be it at rest or during transport, CQSA has expanded the portfolio to deliver secure data protection solutions for both on-premises, cloud and hybrid scenarios. CQSA is committed to empowering its people and serving the community and has achieved a Level 2 BBBEE accredited rating with aBEErate. More information about CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited at www.CQSA.co.za and www.AgileCloud.co.za.

About Sophos

Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security, and as the pioneer of synchronized security 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 26,000 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 www.sophos.com.