London – June 30, 2015 – Urban Network, a London-based IT Managed Service Provider has today announced a new channel partnership with Sophos, a global IT security leader, to deliver Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) as its sole UTM solution. This collaboration is allowing Urban Network to further improve the security of its customers by adding the multi-layered protection technologies provided by Sophos UTM. These include Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), IPS, VPN, email and web filtering.

“The Sophos product portfolio represents enterprise class IT security at every network layer, and we are excited to be able to deliver this kind of best of breed technology to our clients,”said Perry Ashby, CEO of Urban Network. “By choosing Sophos, Urban Network will be able to continue its commitment of bringing best practice technology architecture to our clients, with a security solution that is scalable, comprehensive and cost effective.”

Jonathan Bartholomew, Channel Director, Sophos, added: “Sophos is delighted that Urban Network has chosen Sophos to be their sole network security partner and we look forward to working with the team to further develop their network security business and to bring the benefits of Sophos UTM to their customers. Urban Network are a true Managed Service Provider, supporting every aspect of their customers’ business, so they are a fantastic fit with Sophos’ own mission to make security simple, both for our partners and for our end users”