Sophos continues to support and safeguard its customers from cyber-attacks during Work from Home
As Work from Home is becoming the new normal for millions of Indian professionals, Sophos is ensuring their customers’ safety and security from all kinds of cyber-criminal activities amidst this pandemic. With 25 years of experience in IT & Telecom industry, Sunil Sharma - MD Sales - Sophos India & SAARC has shared his valuable opinion on the business continuity, enabling security for the employees while work from home in a chat with VARINDIA.
Ensuring business continuity amidst Coronavirus outbreak
There are a lot of companies which are right now providing work from home for employees. Sophos is ensuring that all of their customers are safe and secure from all kinds of cyber-criminal activities. During COVID-19 time, researchers have found that activities of the cyber criminals have increased.
On ensuring security, Sunil says, “All kind of threat and phishing emails, which are primarily today being targeted around COVID-19. Sophos is there to secure them with the help of our product profile, portfolio, which is cloud based security. Primarily, we are offering our customers Sophos Central, Intercept X advanced, which is on top of any basic antivirus or anti ransomware anti exploit. We are preventing and making sure that our customers are not being impacted.”
Challenges and support for WFH
In a normal circumstance when usually employees work from office, then they are being secured by their local firewalls and local area network settings, done by the local IT admin. But as employees work remotely neither their access point is secure nor the laptop as they might be working off their personal laptop where endpoint security is not available. VPN connectivity is also a major challenge for the remote employees.
Praising his team Sunil comments, “Sophos and I are so proud that we have our brief sales team across the country, our support staff across the globe and we are supporting our customers 24x7. Different challenges are being faced by customers while working from home in comparison to what they used to while working from office. All our team members are available from 9-9:30 to 7-7:30 every day. They are continuously, consistently working with 3rd parties, with our partner, webinars etc. we are doing a lot of work. It is multiple webinars running at one time. And that is been a roaring success for us, which we were able to do. Primarily for our emotional connect with our partners, they are so excited about and the content which we deliver.We are adding to the knowledge and our happiness is over the moon.”
To boost the economy further
Sunil feels Sophos is a small cog in the wheel of Economy. Sophos is trying to keep the economy alive while they are working from home.
Sharing his observations on the economic perspective Sunil says, “I think it all depends on the worldwide economy, on how Indiacan start working early. The situation is pretty bad in terms of infections, no solution, there is no destination available and so it will take a bit of time. Even if you look at the International Monetary Fund about almost $9 trillion to impact and the worldwide economy will be shrunk by 3%. There is no doubt; this is going to be a huge impact. I may not be an economist to give the right figures for India.”
Message to partners
Delivering a message to his partners Sunil wishes them for a healthy and safe life and boosts them in this unprecedented time. Through this message Sunil Sharma not only boosts the partners but also shows a way to survive in this tough time.
In his concluding words Sunil says, “All my partners stay safe and stay healthy and never ever give up. We are going through some tough times. And there are more tough times ahead. But keep moving. Keep talking to your customers and keep helping them. These are unprecedented times. Keep helping them and have a smile. I also understood from one of the story that when you go through a pain and if you have a smile, it releases a chemical called dopamine in your body which actually helps you to get relief from that pain. We have to do that job.”