TSG scoops two Sophos Partner awards

Paul Burns (TSG) receiving award from Jonathon Bartholomew (Sophos)Leading IT services specialist, TSG (Technology Services Group) has been named by Sophos as their Small Business Partner of the Year for 2013.

TSG work with more than 5,000 small and medium sized customers across the UK and the award recognises their commitment to protecting them from the increasing level of security risk faced by businesses in today’s evolving technology environment.

An illicit economy has grown up around the world of malware, with more than 200,000 pieces of new malicious code generated every single day, making it essential to put in place tools that keep users ahead of criminal gangs whose creative and sophisticated techniques  are costing the economy £billions each year.

TSG Chief Operating Officer, Steve Cox believes customers value the strong relationship with Sophos, “We recently worked together on a series of events to educate and inform customers on the threats and the action they need to take to avoid any negative impact.”

“As businesses adopt new technologies, it’s critical that they understand the implications for their business practices especially around the use of mobile devices. It’s not only about ensuring that they have the best software solution but also that simple policies and good habits are in place.”

National Technical Director at TSG, Paul Burns has also been recognised by Sophos for his individual contribution at Sophos’ annual awards ceremony in Athens. Speaking after receiving the award, Paul said, “None of the IT systems and devices needed to run a business exist in isolation, and that dramatically increases exposure to security risks, data breaches and privacy violations.”

“Sophos are undoubtedly at the leading edge of their technology, and it’s been a pleasure to work with them to provide customers with a unified approach to threat management.”

Speaking about the awards, Sophos UK Channel Manager Jonathan Bartholomew said: “TSG has worked closely with Sophos and enjoyed tremendous success, particularly in working with small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK, and so they richly deserve both these awards”

“At Sophos, we are focussed on developing opportunities for channel partners, so it is great to work with a partner like TSG that puts so much effort into providing high quality service to all its customers, matched by the technical skills and knowhow to deliver the best security solutions.”