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Sophos announces plans for new data centers in India and Brazil

regulatory requirements to store data incountry as they rapidly adopt Software-as-a- Service ( SaaS ), cloud and hosted services . It can be very costly for businesses if they don ’ t have the proper data controls and compliances in place and Sophos recognizes the need to accommodate the fast-moving changes in how the world is accessing and storing data .
“ As organizations advance technically with cybersecurity , they should know their vendor and solutions provider take regulations in their region seriously .”

Sophos , a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity , has announced plans for new data centers in Mumbai , India , and São Paulo , Brazil .

The new data centers are planned to enable organizations 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 .
Raja Patel , Senior Vice President of Products at Sophos , said : “ As a global cybersecurity leader , Sophos has been at the forefront of helping businesses of all sizes meet
The new Sophos data centers in India and Brazil would also provide organizations 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 .

Mastercard and GCS International strengthen alliance in Jamaica

Mastercard and GCS International , a leading regional fintech based in the Dominican Republic , have extended their partnership to develop and deliver digital payments solutions to underserved consumers across the Caribbean .

This partnership builds on the collaborative work already underway in the Dominican Republic and expands to include solutions in Jamaica .
The partnership will strengthen the economic growth potential in the Caribbean , providing the underserved population with a simple and secure real-time payment solution .
Financial institutions will be provided with a white label mobile wallet solution , including Mastercard prepaid cards for international use , providing end-users with innovative and enhanced payment options in line with market trends .
The initiative demonstrates how technology can be harnessed to accelerate financial inclusion and give people more control , better banking experiences and a wider range of payment choices .
During the signing of the agreement , Carlo Enrico , President of Mastercard ’ s Latin America and Caribbean region , said : “ Mastercard is committed to delivering a digital economy that works for all . As the fintech landscape evolves at an unprecedented speed , Mastercard provides the infrastructure and assets to help fintechs grow and attract more people to the digital economy .
“ We look forward to collaborating with the GCS International team through this next stage of growth and provide the solutions that will drive financial inclusion at scale .”
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