Sophos Australia’s data centre open for business


Sophos’s new data centre in Sydney is now operational. This data centre provides local capacity to address the growing demand for Sophos Central, the cloud management platform that supports Sophos’ portfolio of advanced, next-generation cybersecurity products and provides private and public organisations of any size with the flexibility of a local data centre and the ability to store, manage and access data in-country from Sophos Central.

The initial products and services in the portfolio with access to the new data centre include Sophos’ extended detection and response (XDR), endpoint protectionserver protection, encryption, Cloud Optix, and Managed Threat Response solutions.

The Sophos Australia data centre will be hosted by Amazon Web Services in Sydney and is the first of two centres Sophos is opening in Asia Pacific and Japan this year, with a centre opening in Japan in September.

“Cyberattacks including ransomware are becoming increasingly complex and even more costly to remediate. At Sophos, we want to make it as easy as possible for customers and partners to access the best threat protection and detection and data storage options available. This means also being able to offer solutions that meet the data sovereignty requirements for Australian organisations.

“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 data centre in Australia, Sophos can address the business issues that impact Australian cybersecurity buying decisions,” said John Donovan, managing director, Sophos Australia.

Being able to provide local data centre capabilities is also a valuable differentiator for the channel. Craig Somerville, managing director and CEO of The Somerville Group said, “We are seeing a real shift in customers asking about the provision of onshore cybersecurity resources in line with data sovereignty requirements. Being able to offer local data centre capabilities means we can stand in front of our customers with an even stronger cybersecurity story.”