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Sophos Appoints First Distribution as a Distribution Partner in South Africa

Distributor adds network, end-user and server protection company to its security solutions portfolio.

First Distribution, South Africa's leading distributor for datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions, has been appointed as a distribution partner in South Africa by Sophos, a security software and hardware company specialising in network, end-user and server protection.

Sophos' products allow users to secure every end point of their network, from laptops to virtual desktops and servers, to web and email traffic and mobile devices.

The company began producing antivirus and encryption products nearly 30 years ago, and today the company's products help secure the networks used by 100 million people in 150 countries and 100 000 businesses, including Pixar, Under Armour, Northrop Grumman, Xerox, Ford, Avis, and Toshiba.

Late last year, Sophos placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's 2015 Mobile Data Protection Solutions Magic Quadrant for a seventh consecutive year, demonstrating a proven consistency in product delivery, and a mature vision for the technology.

First Distribution Brand Manager, Lynton Lubbe, stated that "First Distribution is excited about having signed with Sophos and obtaining access to its product range."

"First Distribution has best-of-breed products, and adding another leading vendor such as Sophos will undoubtedly help our business partners better secure their customers" he added.

For more information on First Distribution's range of Sophos security solutions, please contact Lynton on (011) 540 2640 or email

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