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Chess Wins Two Cybersecurity Awards

Chess Wins Sophos Public Sector Partner of the Year and Education Partner of the Year

The Chess team have proven the invaluable work they do and have been recognised for their outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations, by picking up two awards in the Sophos Partner Awards 2020 - Public Sector Partner of the year and Education Partner of the year.

“As cyber threats increase in volume and sophistication, it’s critical that frontline channel partners are armed with the industry’s best cybersecurity solutions, technical expertise and deep knowledge of the changing threat landscape needed to secure their customers,” said Kendra Krause, senior vice president of global channels at Sophos.

“This year’s winners are unsung heroes that have clearly differentiated themselves as trusted security advisers, and we’re thrilled to recognise their success.”

Chess is one of the UK’s leading independent and trusted technology service providers. By leveraging world-class technology, Chess helps you to connect your people, protect your data, grow your business, reduce your costs and work better together, which means your business, your people and your customers can thrive.

“We are honoured to have been awarded both Sophos Public Sector Partner of the Year and Education Partner of the Year! It’s a great achievement.” Jez Turner, Cyber Sales Director, Chess.

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Chess is a Sophos Platinum Partner and our teams have worked together for over 20 years. Warren Pryer, Group Sales Director added, “our relationship with Sophos has gone from strength to strength; We look forward to continuing to make Chess a great place to be a customer with Sophos across public sector and business customers in the UK.”

At Chess, we’re passionate about our unique culture and our continuous investment in our people to be industry experts.

“We are seeing great effort and achievements over last 12 months, from everyone involved; sales, marketing, engineers from both Chess and Sophos, truly working together in partnership. A personal thank you to Sophos’ Channel Team and Public Sector leaders and salespeople who continue to show they are levels above the competition when it comes to supporting partners and driving success,” said Satnam Jassal, Head of Public Sector Sales, Chess.

About Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organisation

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Chess is one of the UK’s leading independent and trusted technology service providers, employing 300 skilled people across the UK, supporting over 20,000 organisations.

 By leveraging world-class technology, Chess helps you to connect your people, protect your data, grow your business, reduce your costs and work better together, which means your business, your people and your customers can thrive.

At Chess, we’re passionate about our unique culture and our continuous investment in our people to be industry experts. We’re extremely proud that our people voted us No.1 in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for’ list 2018, and we continue to celebrate more than ten years in the top 100.

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