Sophos will provide new data centers in Montreal, Canada, in July; Sydney, Australia, in August; and Tokyo, Japan, in September. Sophos already has data centers in the United States, Ireland and Germany. The planned new data centers would provide critical additional regional capacity to address the growing global demand for Sophos Central, the cloud management platform that supports Sophos’ portfolio of advanced, next-generation cybersecurity products.
Sophos’ strategic initiative also provides organisations of all sizes, in both private and public market sectors, with the flexibility of an in-country data centre and the ability to store, manage and access data locally from Sophos Central. The initial products and services in the portfolio with access to the new data centres include Sophos’ extended detection and response (XDR), endpoint, server, encryption, Cloud Optix, and Managed Threat Response solutions.
“As a global leader in cybersecurity, Sophos understands the growing need to provide solutions to data sovereignty for organisations with strict national or local regulatory or policy requirements,” said Gavin Struthers, regional vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan at Sophos. “Additionally, with the fast and massive migration to cloud computing, some organisations simply want to store their data in a specific geographical location. With a planned data centre in Australia, Sophos would be able to address these critical business issues, both of which impact Australian cybersecurity buying decisions. With cyberattacks like ransomware now more complex and costly, organisations need to prioritise innovative cybersecurity products and services that are intuitive and operate from a single, integrated cloud management console. We want to make it as easy as possible for organisations and channel partners to align with Sophos for the world’s best threat protection and detection and data storage options.”