Sophos boosts UTM portfolio with Cyberoam acquisition

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Sophos is set to boost it’s network security credentials with the acquisition of Indian network security vendor Cyberoam.

The deal will add Cyberoam’s unified threat management (UTM), next-generation firewall and network security expertise to Sophos’ existing portfolio of products.

According to Kris Hagerman, CEO at Sophos, Cyberoam’s ‘channel first’ strategy and its pedigree in service and support was a key element for the acquisition: “The acquisition expands and accelerates our network security roadmap to grow our presence in UTM, advanced threat protection, wireless and next generation firewall,” he says.

In terms of integration, Sophos says it will be business as usual with no changes expected for either company’s UTM roadmap this year.

Hemal Patel, CEO of Cyberoam states that together, Cyberoam and Sophos form a powerhouse in network security. “Our global footprint, commitment to the channel and complete security portfolio are clear competitive differentiators.”

British firm Sophos had previously acquired UTM specialist Astaro in 2011.

There has been no word on the cost of the deal.


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