Sophos Web Appliance named winner in CRN content filtering test

June 30, 2008 Sophos Press Release

WS1000 Award

Boston, Mass. - June 30, 2008 - IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that CRN has tested Sophos WS1000 in its content filtering test. The WS1000 is a managed appliance which blocks spyware, viruses, phishing, malware and unwanted applications at the gateway and enables comprehensive web access control for safe, productive web browsing. Sophos's web appliance was selected by the CRN Test Center as the top pick, giving praise for ease of administration, quick set-up, proactive behavioral genotype technology and high profits for partners who sell the appliance.

CRN noted that "from opening the box, the WS1000 shipped in to configuring its network settings took no more than 20 minutes" and "WS1000 really shines when it comes to scanning capability."

The reviewer concluded that "the Sophos WS1000 has the edge. It was breathtakingly simple to set up, but that in no way negates how effective a content filter this appliance is. The scanning capabilities are excellent, and it would take the most stealthy of ruses for any malware to get by this device.

"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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