Sophos Appoints Joe Levy as CTO

Industry veteran Joe Levy has been appointed as the latest CTO of Sophos, responsible for developing the company’s product vision and strategy.

Security vendor Sophos has appointed Joe Levy as its new chief technology officer, responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy across all theaters.

Levy will also be responsible for helping the company improve its product vision and develop new ways to simplify IT security, according to the announcement. Prior to his appointment at Sophos, Levy served as CTO for several companies, including Solera Networks and Blue Coat Systems, which acquired Solera in 2013.

“Joe shares our vision that the next generation of security solutions will require disruptive innovation both in capabilities and in usability,” said Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer for Sophos, in a statement. “His technical expertise and vision will be critical as we build new solutions to meet the growing demands of our customers.”

Levy brings more than 20 years of experience in the channel with him to his position at Sophos, including firsthand knowledge of the VAR community from his time at OneNet, according to the press release.

“As a global leader in endpoint, network, and data security, and with a powerful cloud security platform, Sophos has all the technology needed to deliver the complete security solution that customers require,” said Levy. “This is a great time to become part of the Sophos team.”

Sophos recently acquired cloud security firm Mojave Networks in October for an undisclosed sum in a bid to strengthen its cloud-managed and appliance-based security solutions. The company expected to integrate Mojave’s technology into the Sophos Cloud product line this year, with integration for its appliance-based network security solutions planned in the near future.

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