Sophos announce new data centres to meet strict regional data regulations

Security hardware and software company, Sophos, has announced plans to construct new data centres in Mumbai, India, and São Paulo, Brazil, in March and May, respectively.

The new data centres are planned to enable organisations in these regions to meet strict data sovereignty laws and regulations, which are increasingly required for those in banking, government, and other tightly regulated market sectors. The new data centres would expand Sophos’ existing base of data centers around the world in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

Sophos considers itself at the forefront of helping businesses of all sizes meet regulatory requirements to store data in-country as they rapidly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud, and hosted services. It can be very costly for businesses if they do not have the proper data controls and compliances in place, and Sophos says that it recognises the need to accommodate the fast-moving changes in how the world is accessing and storing data. As organisations advance technically with cybersecurity, they should know their vendor and solutions provider take regulations in their region seriously.

The new Sophos data centers in India and Brazil will also provide organisations across all industries with the ability to store, manage and access data locally from Sophos Central, the cloud management platform that supports Sophos’ portfolio of advanced, next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services.

Products and services with access to the new data centers would initially include Sophos Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Sophos Intercept X, Intercept X for Server, Sophos Encryption, and Sophos Managed Threat Response services. Other offerings within the Sophos portfolio are planned to be enabled over time.

Sunil Sharma, managing director of sales for India and SAARC at Sophos, said: “The data centre in Mumbai will help Indian organisations accelerate digital transformation and cloud migration. India is one of the important markets for us and we have heavily invested in the country. We already have a large base of our research and development in India, and the data centre will enable Sophos to further build its leadership presence in the region by providing local data sovereignty and security solutions.”

Sophos is also focused on Brazil, which would serve as a resource for local organisations, as well as Latin American and other international companies planning to do business there.

Oscar Chavez-Arrieta, vice president, Latin America at Sophos, observed: “Sophos is planning to answer a critical market need for data sovereignty solutions in Brazil, which has strict regulatory requirements. Sophos is experiencing tremendous demand and growth momentum in Brazil and across Latin America, and significant investments are planned to expand and comprehensively address regional data regulations, including the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) and Complimentary Standard NC-14 regulations. These investments would not only enable organisations to house data in-region to meet compliance, but they would also add capacity for future growth.”

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