Johannesburg, Gauteng – June 22, 2021 – First Distribution, the leading Pan-African distributor for cybersecurity, data centre, enterprise, and cloud solutions, today announced it has been awarded the Sophos Distributor of the Year, in South Africa. First Distribution is recognized for its outstanding performance and commitment to securing organizations with Sophos’ next generation cybersecurity solutions and services. “The shift to remote working has expanded organizations’ attack surfaces, and cybercriminals are stopping at nothing to penetrate these increasingly virtual networks. Armed with Sophos’ industry-best cybersecurity solutions and services, First Distribution is securing organizations against these advanced threats,” said Kendra Krause, Sophos senior vice president of global channels and sales operations. “Sophos is proud to support and recognize this year’s winners that are leading the industry in delivering business-critical cybersecurity solutions, and we look forward to their continued success.”

First Distribution offers a wide range of cybersecurity technologies and Sophos is one of the premier cybersecurity vendors in its business. First Distribution is also a leader in cloud offerings and wants to secure a greater number of South African organizations with cloud environments with Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions. With Sophos, organizations can easily access to details about their entire cloud infrastructure across different public cloud providers on one screen in a single management console and can dive directly into assets for more information about asset inventory and cloud security posture.

Sophos has grown from strength to strength as a company and we are happy to be part of that journey. Sophos’ innovative methodologies to Cyber Security are refreshing and it is clear that the market thinks so to.  

We at First Distribution have invested in resources to make a success of the Sophos brand and we are proud to be recognised for our efforts. Plenty of time, effort, planning and collaboration have gone into building a successful Sophos team and it is great to see us being successful.

A big thank you to the local Sophos team and all involved. We can already see the year ahead will be a bright one.


About Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations 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 organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at


About First Distribution

First Distribution is the leading value-added distributor in Africa. Our offering includes a product portfolio of global leading Datacentre, Cloud, Networking and Security products and services. This embraces hybrid solutions with access to any combination of on premise, private cloud, and public cloud end-to-end solutions from multiple vendors. The portfolio, together with highly skilled staff to support and manage vendors with an unrivalled level of expertise, ensures that our partners have the key elements required for success. First Distribution additionally hosts one of the largest technology partner-to-partner networks in Africa allowing partners to extend the reach of their solutions across the continent.

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