Sophos Web Appliance receives Five Star Rating in SC Magazine Group Test

March 06, 2008 Sophos Press Release

SC Magazine
Sophos Web Appliance receives Five Star Rating

IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that the March 2008 edition of SC Magazine has tested its WS1000, which blocks spyware, viruses, phishing, malware and unwanted applications at the gateway and enables comprehensive web access control for safe, productive web browsing. SC Magazine awarded Sophos's web appliance a 5 out of 5 star rating, giving accolades for ease of administration, quick set-up, pro-active protection, and technical support provided in a managed appliance.

SC Magazine noted that "the WS1000 is easy to use from the moment you take it out of the box" and the web-based management console is "easy to navigate for administration, user activity, policy configurations, compliance and web-traffic load - all in a user-friendly dashboard configuration."

The reviewer concluded that WS1000 offers "highly flexible policy configuration with high-end technology."

The Sophos Web Appliance protects against the full range of web threats, providing a complete infrastructure for secure browsing and eliminating the complexity of administering effective web security. As a managed appliance, it features automatic updates every five minutes, remote "heartbeat" monitoring and on-demand remote assistance, ensuring the most dependable web security in the industry.

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