Sophos opened the SSC in a formal ceremony presided by Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman and Managing Director for Asia Pacific Stuart Fisher, in the presence of Guest-of-Honor Ms. Gillian Joyce “Gigi” Virata, Senior Executive Director of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).[/caption] The Manila SSC is currently staffed with over 70 support engineers and customer care specialists, of which 15 dedicated to the APAC region. It is an integral part of the Sophos worldwide support organization, providing support services 24/7/365 to customers and partners around the globe. The Manila SSC underscores Sophos’s longstanding commitment to customers and partners in APAC, and is strategic initiative in addressing the growing demand for its industry leading security solutions across the region. [caption id="attachment_2022" align="aligncenter" width="542"] “One of the many differentiators that sets us apart from the competition is the excellence of our support services. Every customer and partner globally has round-the-clock access to technical help and comprehensive resources wherever they are, every day of the year,” said Kris Hagerman, CEO of Sophos[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2025" align="aligncenter" width="603"] “The Manila SSC will prove vital in driving the highest levels of customer service and technical expertise, and empowering our customers to get the most out of their security investment in Sophos. It validates our ongoing commitment in providing the best solutions and services to our customers and partners.”[/caption] More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use , Sophos’ award winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile, and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs – a global network of threat intelligence centers.