IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that PC Pro
conducted a product review
of Sophos's endpoint offering, where it was awarded 5 out of 6
stars and noted to be effective protection against threats on
Windows, Macintosh, Linux and NetWare systems.
The review, in the November 2007 edition of PC Pro, concluded
that Sophos Endpoint
Security and Control, built upon its tried-and-tested
architecture, provides strong coverage for the networked
environment. New features like application control,
which blocks unauthorised games and programs as well as buffer
overflow monitoring via its host intrusion
prevention system (HIPS) gives administrators more control over
what behavior and processes are allowed to take place on their
With a single console to deploy the software, manage policies,
and report on security across the network, Sophos Endpoint Security
and Control combines anti-virus and client firewall protection to
secure desktops, laptops and file servers.
"Customers are demanding stronger but simpler security, which is
why we have built extra security features, like behavioral
protection (HIPS) and application control, into our single
anti-virus agent and made them very simple to manage. We also allow
customers to manage their Windows, Mac or Linux computers all from
a single console," explained John Shaw, group product manager at
Sophos. "Companies have learned that monitoring and maintaining
several solutions just isn't cost effective. We are happy that the
market, as well as reviewers like PC Pro, like what we have
Sophos delivers complete protection against viruses, spyware and
adware, and controls VoIP, IM, P2P and games. The automated console
provides a single point from which to deploy, update and report on
both the anti-virus and firewall protection across the network.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.