IT security firm, Sophos, is set to open a new office in Silcon Valley as the company embarks on its next phase of growth and channel expansion.

The new office will strengthen the company's ability to support its growing network of value added resellers, distributors and strategic partners across North America, and particularly on the west coast. Sophos President and CEO, Kris Hagerman, said the company was thrilled to join the many other technology leaders that call Silicon Valley home.

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"A meaningful presence in Silicon Valley gives us a golden opportunity to capitalise on the technology trends and partnership opportunities that are so abundant in this area," he said.

"Silicon Valley is a renowned global centre for the disruptive innovation, top talent and strategic relationships that will help propel Sophos to the next level." Senior vice-president of worldwide sales and channel, Mike Valentine, said Sophos was a global company with global reach.

"Given our 'Channel First' sales strategy, it's important that we have a strong physical presence in the areas that will drive the greatest opportunities," he said.

"This is why we've expanded to the Bay Area, adding it to the other 40 offices we maintain around the world.

"Sophos is building a market-leading channel program, constantly recruiting and enabling top-notch partners to join our team."

The company recently announced Sophos Cloud and the latest version of Sophos Mobile Control which delivers mobile device management, enabling organisations of all sizes to use mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phones at work.