BOSTON - March 10, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm
Sophos announced that its managed email
security appliance, which protects against spam, malware and
data loss, has been awarded a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating across
all categories in SC Magazine's March 2010 email security group
test. The Sophos Email Appliance - part of the Sophos Email
Security and Data Protection product line - received accolades for
its top-notch features, ease of use, performance, documentation,
support and value for the money. The appliance was also chosen as
SC Magazine's 'Best Buy' for this group test, which included other
vendor email security solutions from Fortinet, McAfee, PGP,
Proofpoint, Trend Micro, and several others.
SC Magazine noted that "the appliance setup was as easy as it
gets, with regard to getting an appliance up and running. From an
overall feature and performance perspective, the Sophos solution
was definitely one of the most impressive appliances at this
particular price point."
The email security appliance provides real-time access to a
broad range of the latest anti-spam intelligence via SophosLabs,
which eliminates more than 99% of spam with Sender Genotype
Technology and SXL
real-time updates and proactively protect against evolving threats
including viruses, phishing, and malware with Sophos Behavioral Genotype
The appliance also protects sensitive data with integrated SPX
Encryption technology and prevents accidental loss of sensitive
information with unique and simple Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
Sophos's approach for flagging sensitive content within email
messages using CCL (content control lists) impressed the reviewer.
"Overall, the focus on data leakage is noticeable and Sophos does a
great job with the flexibility that an administrator can apply to
both inbound and outbound messages". The Sophos appliance "has all
the typical bells and whistles for email security and content
management" and has an exceptional focus on data leakage and
View the full review
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Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.