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Sophos to launch new data centre in Mumbai

The cyber security company will help organisations to comply with strict data sovereignty laws and regulations

Sophos is set to launch a new data centre in Mumbai in March, as well as one in São Paulo in May.

The cyber security company said the new data centres will help organisations in the regions meet strict data sovereignty laws and regulations. It said this is increasingly required for those in banking, government, and other tightly regulated market sectors.

The data centres are also set to provide organisations with the ability to store, manage, and access data locally from Sophos Central, its cloud management platform.

Products and services with access to the new data centres will initially include Sophos Extended Detection and Response, Sophos Intercept X, Intercept X for Server, Sophos Encryption, and Sophos Managed Threat Response services. Its other offerings are planned to be introduced over time, although it didn’t specify when.

“The data centre in Mumbai would help Indian organisations accelerate digital transformation and cloud migration,” said Sunil Sharma, managing director of sales for India and SAARC at  Sophos.

“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 would enable Sophos to further build its leadership presence in the region by providing local data sovereignty and security solutions.”

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Sophos added it is also focused on Brazil, where its new data centre would serve as a resource for local organisations as well as Latin American and other international companies planning to do business there.

“Sophos is planning to answer a critical market need for data sovereignty solutions in Brazil, which has strict regulatory requirements,” said Oscar Chavez-Arrieta, vice president for Latin America.

“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 Complementary Standard NC-14 regulations.”

Cloud companies are increasingly expanding into India, with Google Cloud announcing in late January it would open a new office in the city of Pune. This comes after the company opened its second cloud region in the country in Delhi last July, hoping it would better support customers and the public sector in India and across Asia Pacific.

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