Sophos announces new appointments

Sophos has announced new appointments to its team in Germany. Bryan Barney, who joins from McAfee, has been appointed as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sophos Network Security Group, and Karl Heinz Warum has been named as Regional Vice President of Sales for Germany, Northern and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

These nominations reflect Sophos’ attempts to become channel-centric IT security provider aimed at small and mid-market customers, it says.
Barney, ex-McAfee executive vice president of product development, will run Sophos’ Network Security Group including full product responsibility for the UTM, advanced threat protection, wireless and next generation firewall solutions.

Warum will be responsible for Sophos’ sales and new partners acquisition in Germany and other countries. He joins the company from Dell where he previously served as director of channel sales in Germany. Prior to that, he held a senior position at Citrix in Central and Eastern Europe.

“I’m delighted to welcome Bryan and Karl-Heinz to Sophos. We’ve made no secret of our intentions to double-down in network security, and Bryan brings the ideal skillset and leadership to drive our network business to heights. And in Karl-Heinz we add unsurpassed channel leadership one of our most strategic geographies. Our ability to attract such top talent speaks volumes about the opportunity ahead for Sophos,” comments Kris Hagerman, Sophos CEO.