Sophos Email Security Appliance Receives Five Star Rating and Named 'Best Buy' in SC Magazine Group Test

March 10, 2010 Sophos Press Release

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 technology.

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 compliance.

View the full review

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine is a monthly publication focusing on information security - computer viruses, hackers, internet crime, and how companies work to combat these threats. Reading SC Magazine gives computer security executives the relevant information they need to safeguard their enterprises, enabling them to help their organizations achieve success. SC Magazine coverage is complemented by a web site, twice-weekly newsletters, a global awards program and two annual forums. SC Magazine is a global brand with US, UK and Asia editions.