Sophos, a worldwide cybersecurity pioneer, has planned to open new data centers in March and May – in Mumbai, India, and São Paulo, Brazil, respectively. The new data centers will help firms in these areas comply with stringent data sovereignty rules and regulations, which particularly can be quite relevant for those organizations active in banking, government, and other highly regulated markets.
Sophos is a global pioneer in cybersecurity technology and solutions, defending over 500,000 businesses and millions of consumers in over 150 countries against today’s most sophisticated cyberthreats.
The new data centers would expand the cybersecurity solutions vendor’s existing base of data centers globally in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Japan, and Australia.
“As a global cybersecurity leader, Sophos has been at the forefront of helping businesses of all sizes meet regulatory requirements to store data in-country as they rapidly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud and hosted services,” said Raja Patel, senior vice president of products at Sophos. “It can be very costly for businesses if they don’t have the proper data controls and compliances in place, and Sophos recognizes the need to accommodate the fast-moving changes in how the world is accessing and storing data. As organizations advance technically with cybersecurity, they should know their vendor and solutions provider take regulations in their region seriously.”
Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration
Organizations across all sectors would be able to store, manage, and access data locally through Sophos Central, the cloud management platform that underpins Sophos’ range of cybersecurity products and services, thanks to the new Sophos data centers in India and Brazil. ducts and services with access to the new data centers would initially include Sophos Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Sophos Intercept X, Intercept X for Server, Sophos Encryption, and Sophos Managed Threat Response services. Other Sophos solutions are expected to become available in the future.
“The data center in Mumbai would help Indian organizations accelerate digital transformation and cloud migration,” said Sunil Sharma, managing director of sales for India and SAARC at Sophos. “India is one of the important markets for us and we have heavily invested in the country. We already have a large base of our research and development in India, and the data center would enable Sophos to further build its leadership presence in the region by providing local data sovereignty and security solutions.”
Sophos is also focused on Brazil, which might be a useful resource for local businesses as well as Latin American and other foreign firms looking to do business there.
“Sophos is planning to answer a critical market need for data sovereignty solutions in Brazil, which has strict regulatory requirements,” said Oscar Chavez-Arrieta, vice president, Latin America at Sophos. “Sophos is experiencing tremendous demand and growth momentum in Brazil and across Latin America, and significant investments are planned to expand and comprehensively address regional data regulations, including the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) and Complementary Standard NC-14 regulations. These investments would not only enable organizations to house data in-region to meet compliance, but they would also add capacity for future growth.”