Sophos Small Business Suite receives top rating from WindowSecurity.com

March 15, 2006 Sophos Press Release

Sophos Small Business Suite CD box

Sophos, a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, today announced that WindowSecurity.com conducted a product review of Sophos Small Business Suite, focusing on anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam for desktops, file servers and email servers.

The review concluded that Sophos Small Business Solutions is a great option for the time-pressed small business administrator who wants a solution that is simple to install, update, and maintain. According to the reviewer, "Fire and Forget" technology is what most businesses require and Sophos Small Business Suite delivers it.

Sophos Small Business Suite provides an easy-to-use, reliable protection against viruses, Trojans, spyware and spam. The user-friendly interface allows administrators to monitor virus alerts, manage laptop users and protect new computers. It protects every tier of a network, combining the power of Sophos Anti-Virus and Sophos PureMessage to deliver the best defense for desktops, file servers and email servers.

"At Sophos we take time to understand the needs of our small business users, and build our solutions to be easy-to-use for those with less time and resources to manage their IT systems, while still delivering enterprise-class security," said John Stringer, Product Manager at Sophos. "We are pleased that WindowSecurity.com has recognized this and highly recommended our small business solutions to its security-focused audience."

Highlights of the review included praise for PureMessage's spam filtering function and usability:

Overall [the control center] is a well-laid out and simple tool to use, and for the time-pressed admin is an easy daily check - all green is good.

One of the nicer features of the update method is that you can specify alternative download locations for clients, including going directly to Sophos when your server is unavailable, such as for users working from home.

Sophos gives you more peace of mind that it is very hard for any malicious files to get past your defenses using these sort of techniques.

The PureMessage spam filtering function is very flexible, allowing you to alter the levels at which it will mark emails as suspected spam or definite spam… All of this customization is great, and is far beyond most other products in this class.