Sophos has announced that it has acquired Reflexion Networks Inc., a leader in cloud-based e-mail security, archiving, e-mail encryption and business continuity services. The acquisition will enable Sophos to add cloud-based e-mail security to Sophos Cloud, the company’s single, integrated cloud-based management console.
Together, Reflexion and Sophos will deliver enterprise-grade e-mail security in one affordable and simple-to-manage solution.

Reflexion Networks offers a complete portfolio of cloud-based e-mail security technologies that help organizations meet their needs for secure communications. Reflexion Total Control blocks spam and viruses before they ever get to the corporate network. Archiving, discovery and recovery services allow fast search and retrieval capabilities, while encryption services ensure that e-mail communications are only readable by intended recipients. In addition, Reflexion offers business continuity services to ensure uninterrupted business communications in the event of an outage.

Sophos Cloud, which was launched in mid-2013, provides endpoint security, mobile device management and security, server security and application whitelisting through a single, integrated cloud-based console.

“The Reflexion platform has been built from the ground up to run in the cloud at scale and will strengthen and accelerate Sophos’s ability to offer e-mail protection when and where the customer wants it,” says Brett Myroff, CEO of Sophos distributor, NetXactics.

“As this technology is integrated with Sophos Cloud, it will complement the Sophos Secure Email Appliance giving IT professionals the choice of a cloud-based solution, or an on-premise solution.”

Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Reflexion Networks has over 17 000 customers around the world. More than 2 000 managed service providers (MSPs) sell its cloud services every month.

The solutions developed by Reflexion Networks bring opportunity for Sophos partners to offer new services in the attractive growth market of cloud-based e-mail security, and Reflexion partners have the opportunity to expand their security offerings with the broad Sophos security portfolio.

“At Reflexion Networks we’ve always been passionate about serving the vast global market of small and midsize businesses with easy to use services delivered through MSPs,” commented David Hughes, CEO of Reflexion Networks. “Sophos shares our vision, and has the global reach and partner commitment to make it a reality. We couldn’t be more excited about joining the Sophos team.”