Cybersecurity provider Sophos appoints Silicon21 as its Egypt’s distributor

EGYPT – Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has selected Silicon21, a regional value-added distributor (VAD) of network infrastructure, collaboration, network security, data centers, and digital imaging solutions, as its new distributor in Egypt.

The collaboration will see Sophos leveraging Silicon21’s countrywide partner and customer base and the distributor expanding its security portfolio with Sophos’ cutting-edge next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services. This will further fortify Sophos’ channel network and grow its presence across Egypt.

“As cyberattacks continue to get more sophisticated, cybersecurity has become the top concern for our customers of all sizes across verticals. Sophos and its next generation cybersecurity solutions empower us to provide a proactive security approach to our partners and customers in the country,” said Hazem Al Sharabasy, chief operating officer, Silicon21.

“Rapid digital transformation in Egypt has increased the attack landscape of adversaries and regional organizations need integrated cybersecurity solutions that can act as a system to combat new age cyberattacks. Sophos, with its synchronized security technology, provides that kind of integrated ecosystem.”

“To improve defenses, regional organizations should have a proactive and constantly evolving cybersecurity approach.”

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Sophos Group plc is a British security software and hardware company. Sophos develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management. Sophos is primarily focused on providing security software to 100- to 5,000-seat organizations.

“Sophos’ Active Adversary Playbook 2021 details attacker behaviors and their tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that lead to attacks such as ransomware. More than 80% of the attacks Sophos investigated in 2020 and early 2021 involved ransomware,” said Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Sophos.

“To improve defenses, regional organizations should have a proactive and constantly evolving cybersecurity approach. With Silicon21 as our distributor in the region, organizations across Egypt can now access Sophos’ advanced security solutions and services.”

Silicon21 Group is a regional value-added distributor (VAD) of network infrastructure, collaboration, network security, data centers, and digital imaging solutions, for products of leading IT & Imaging Solutions’ manufacturers in the world.

Silicon21 is an Egyptian shareholding company started its business activities, as a single entity, mid-1996, with a strategy based on building successful partnerships with our customers helping them grow and become more successful, in addition to driving market growth with our vendors towards a win-win relationship.

Currently, Silicon21 is formed of 6 entities, with 200+ employees on-board, addressing different territories, and all market segments within; Service Providers, Enterprises, Small to Medium Enterprises, and Consumers.

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