Sophos Network-Endpoint Linkage Builds Contextual Awareness
Partners tell CRN that brand recognition needs to be Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman's top priority. However, Hagerman tells CRN he is knee-deep in efforts to establish a cohesive security platform. Engineers are building out Project Galileo, a cloud-based management console that integrates its unified threat management platform with its endpoint and server software to bolster detection and protection. It also is integrating its acquisition of Cyberoam and plans to adopt much of the UTM maker's code-base in version 10 of the software. The firm has a 100 percent channel strategy led by Michael Valentine, a channel veteran and former Fortinet executive. In this exclusive interview with CRN, Hagerman said the company sees opportunity at the endpoint, while Symantec attempts its turnaround with impressive gains in networking against WatchGuard and Dell SonicWall.