Sophos, a global provider of network security products, headquartered in Oxford, UK, has acquired Cyberoam Technologies, a network security company from India that provides clients worldwide with solutions such as Unified Threat Management (UTM), and next-generation firewalls.
By combining Cyberoam’s Unified Threat Management (UTM), next-generation firewall and network security expertise with Sophos’ existing network security solutions in UTM and wireless security, Sophos would be able to expand and deepen its product portfolio in network security.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Ahmedabad, India, Cyberoam has more than 65,000 customers, more than 550 employees, and a strong channel focus with a network of 5,500 partners, with particular strength in India, the Middle East, and Africa.
Cyberoam’s high performance UTM and Next Generation Firewall appliances, built on a similar Intel-based architecture as Sophos’ UTM solutions, deliver advanced technologies that will complement and expand the entire Sophos network security portfolio. Some of these technologies include the iView reporting engine, application control, user-based network policies, sophisticated next-generation firewall capabilities and advanced threat protection.
Over 350 employees in R&D
Sophos combines security technologies in endpoint, mobile, encryption and data protection, e-mail, web, server, and network – all focused on small and midmarket enterprises, and delivered entirely through the channel. Combined, Sophos and Cyberoam will have more than 2,200 employees, with more than 600 focused on network security, including more than 350 in R&D.
“Cyberoam has built a strong reputation as an aggressive and nimble innovator in the network security market, and like Sophos, has a ‘channel-first’ approach and reputation for delivering top-notch service and support,” said Kris Hagerman, Chief Executive Officer for Sophos. “The acquisition expands and accelerates our network security roadmap to grow our presence in UTM, advanced threat protection, wireless and next generation firewall – some of the fastest growing markets in all of IT.”