IT Security and Data Protection firm Sophos today announced that
Email Appliance, the company's managed email security and
data protection line of appliances, and Sophos PureMessage have
received West Coast Labs' Checkmark Certification for Email
Filtering and both solutions were awarded Premium Checkmark
certification for Anti-Spam - achieving a 99% detection rate.
Earning the highest Checkmark certification, Sophos's email
gateway solutions were awarded a Premium status, surpassing the
certification requirement of 97% for effective spam detection in a
test environment replicating everyday email usage by testing on
live email feeds.
Achieving such accolades by West Coast Labs confirms that
Sophos's email security and control solutions effectively and
proactively eliminate known and unknown threats including spam,
phishing and malware, and preventing information leakage and
"We are pleased to receive the most prominent seal of approval
by West Coast Labs' certification tests as it demonstrates that our
email security and
data protection solutions more than meet their standards for
proactive protection against spam, malware, phishing and other
email-borne threats," said Chris Kraft, vice president of product
management at Sophos.
Checkmark is one of the world's most respected and trusted
premier accredited testing certification system for information
security products and services, providing end users with
confirmation of a product or service's functionality and
performance to industry accepted standards.
The testing criteria are peer reviewed by the West Coast Labs
Technology Forum - a group of senior IT security professionals in
major corporate organizations around the world - to ensure that
standards and accreditation criteria are an accurate reflection of
real world user requirements.
Sophos Email Security and Data Protection proactively blocks
inbound and outbound threats with unrivaled effectiveness and
simplicity while protecting confidential and sensitive information,
delivering high-capacity, high-availability gateway and groupware
security and data protection. One license provides end-to-end
data protection with hands-off managed appliances and
About West Coast Labs
WCL specializes in functionality testing, performance validation
and the Checkmark Certification of information security products
The company has a global client base of Fortune 500/1000
companies, government agencies and leading technology developers,
providing a wide range of product testing and technical consultancy
WCL is part of the Haymarket Media Group, a privately owned,
$400 million multi-national organization. In line with Haymarket's
corporate philosophy for developing leading market sector brands,
WCL provides an unrivalled standard of service and an effective
connection with security technology buyers and decision-makers
worldwide. On the web at www.westcoastlabs.com.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.