Arcserve, Sophos Expand Their Business Cybersecurity Protection Partnership

Arcserve | May 20, 2020

  • The two companies are deepening their ongoing cybersecurity partnership to better protect customers.

  • The expanded partnership brings together data protection for every infrastructure, including on premises, cloud and SaaS-based workloads, according to the companies.

  • The expanded collaboration aims to simplify cybersecurity application deployments for customers by eliminating complexity.


Arcserve and Sophos are expanding their business cybersecurity protection partnership to give business users new security capabilities. The expanded partnership brings together data protection for every infrastructure, including on premises, cloud and SaaS-based workloads, according to the companies. Under the deal, Arcserve brings its data and ransomware protection capabilities together with Sophos’ cybersecurity tools for all-in-one application packages. The new products include Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 and Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos.


The expanded collaboration aims to simplify cybersecurity application deployments for customers by eliminating complexity. The products combine antiransomware and other threat prevention technologies with backup and disaster recovery capabilities for increased protection. By bringing the technologies together, customers can be better protected from cyberattacks, major disasters, human error or other unplanned outages. The new products are available in cloud and SaaS versions to meet customer requirements.



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“This extension of Arcserve and Sophos’ alliance provides channel partners with the industry’s only means to combat cyberattacks with solutions that intelligently integrate cybersecurity and data protection to prevent data loss of on-premises, cloud and SaaS workloads,”

~ Oussama El-Hilali, Arcserve’s CTO


Both products leverage AI-powered system protection with deep learning technology to detect known and unknown malware. The malware protection is provided without relying on signatures, exploit prevention and antiransomware capabilities. The products protect against data loss and downtime using agentless and agent-based backup. Customers can do the disaster recovery onsite or to public and private clouds, or local and remote virtual standby. Also included is AES encryption, role-based access control and SLA reporting.

“ The products combine antiransomware and other threat prevention technologies with backup and disaster recovery capabilities for increased protection. By bringing the technologies together, customers can be better protected from cyberattacks.”


Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 Secured by Sophos protects users’ Microsoft Office 365 data. It includes cloud-to-cloud backup for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. Arcserve UDP and Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server power the service.The goal of the Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos service is to protect workloads for cohesive cloud security. Offered as a fully managed service extension to Arcserve UDP software and appliances, it provides cyber protection and policy-based management. Both business cybersecurity protection products are available for an annual subscription. This extension of Arcserve and Sophos’ alliance provides channel partners with the industry’s only means to combat cyberattacks with solutions that intelligently integrate cybersecurity and data protection to prevent data loss of on-premises, cloud and SaaS workloads,” Oussama El-Hilali, Arcserve’s CTO, told Channel Futures.


For over a year, we’ve seen an escalation in ransomware attacks not only on businesses, but on MSPs and IT services providers, too. Ransomware gangs have also been changing up their tactics, attacking data backups and workloads stored in the cloud to force victims into paying ransoms. For channel partners, the products deliver Arcserve and Sophos developers’ knowledge to help protect customers, El-Hilali said. “Further, they can remove multivendor complexity and support evolving IT challenges, such as quickly standing up remote workforces and protecting increasingly distributed data.” The alliance also enables partners to access a larger portion of customer IT budgets to increase profitability, said El-Hilali.“It also allows them to win more deals against both pure backup and security solutions, which they can attach to renewals to eliminate churn.” El-Hilali says channel partners are asking for combined services such as these and customers want them.


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