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Sophos Scores in Legal Fight with Fortinet

A federal court judge issued a stay in the employee-poaching suit between Sophos and Fortinet over key channel, sales and engineering staff. However, the court is allowing patent infringement claims between the two security companies to move forward.

Sophos Buys Cyberoam for Hardware Expansion

Already pushing hard to expand its hardware business, security vendor Sophos announces its acquisition of India-based Cyberoam, a maker of unified threat management appliances. The deal makes Sophos a formidable contender in the crowded security software and hardware segment.

Fortinet Pivots Message to Security Platforms

Fortinet released a dozen products and new messaging: “Connected UTM,” which describes its portfolio as a security platform. Fortinet’s new message is intended to differentiate its products amid an increasingly competitive field of vendors.

Sophos Officially Opens Silicon Valley Office

Security specialist Sophos, which is getting aggressive in its expansions in technology and market reach, officially opened its first Silicon Valley office. The facility will be familiar to many solution providers and customers.

Tech Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Are Common

The Fortinet lawsuit against Sophos for hiring away executives and staff isn’t an uncommon tactic for protecting investments in human and intellectual resources. Here are a few of the more memorable noncompete lawsuits that touched the channel, and many involve one company.

Sophos Brushes Off Fortinet Staff-Poaching Suit

In an exclusive interview with Channelnomics, Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman says allegations that it’s systemically recruiting Fortinet employees are baseless and that a federal lawsuit is a “nasty scare tactic” designed to obscure the momentum its building in the market.

Sophos Taps Dell SonicWALL Exec to Lead NA Sales

Security vendor Sophos scored a coup this week, luring longtime SonicWALL sales executive John Keenan to be its new vice president of North American sales.

SonicWALL SonicOS Update Promises Easier Management, Better User Experience

Dell this week rolled out a major update of its SonicWALL SonicOS next-gen firewall operating system with a host of enhanced features and capabilities.

Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks Potential Acquisition Targets

Cisco’s surprise purchase of security specialist SourceFire has many speculating that other vendors that focus on thwarting sophisticate threats including Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and others are now strong acquisition targets.

Fortinet MSSP Program Revamped for Growth

The security appliance vendor revamped its Fortinet MSSP program, making equipment acquisition more affordable and providing support resources designed to accelerate the growth of its partners.