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Sophos Australia opens new data centre

Sophos has announced that its new data centre in Sydney, designed to address growing local demand for the Sophos Central Cloud Management Platform and local data sovereignty requirements, is now operational.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Wed, 11 Aug 2021
Sophos Australia opens new data centre
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This data centre provides the local capacity to undertake the growing demand for Sophos Central, the cloud management platform that supports Sophos’ portfolio of advanced, next-generation cyber security products that are designed to provide 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.

According to John Donovan, managing director of Sophos Australia, the company is aiming to make it as easy as possible for customers and partners to access the best threat protection and detection and data storage options available. With a data centre in Australia, Sophos will be able to address the business issues that impact Australian cyber security buying decisions.

“Cyber attacks including ransomware are becoming increasingly complex and even more costly to remediate," Donovan said.

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"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."

The initial products and services in the portfolio with access to the new data centre include Sophos’ extended detection and response (XDR), endpoint protection, server 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.

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, added.

“We are seeing a real shift in customers asking about the provision of onshore cyber security resources in line with data sovereignty requirements," Somerville said.

"Being able to offer local data centre capabilities means we can stand in front of our customers with an even stronger cyber security story.”

[Related: Report reveals connection between BlackMatter and DarkSide ransomware]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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