IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that the
March 2008 edition of SC Magazine has tested its
ES4000 email appliance, which provides gateway protection
against spam, viruses, spyware, and other malware. SC Magazine
awarded Sophos's email security appliance 4 out of 5 stars,
praising its excellent spam-detection rates, easy monitoring, good
monitoring and reporting tools.
Testers at SC Magazine said they were "impressed to see [ES4000]
delivering a 97% success rate at correctly identifying spam" over a
two week period, without suffering from any false positives.
While most appliances slot in a security element which often
require extensive hands-on management, the reviewer explains that
Sophos's ES4000 stands out due to its two-fold approach to
management and monitoring, with Sophos remotely monitoring and
alerting the customer of any issues, such as hardware faults.
"Clearly, the ES4000 puts in a fine performance in the anti-spam
department, with the default policies delivering an excellent score
in our live tests," wrote SC Magazine. "Reporting is very
extensive, with good policy analysis tools, and we particularly
liked the fact that the ES4000 is quite capable of looking after
"This appliance is easy to deploy and manage and gets a gold
medal for its impressive anti-spam performance," concluded SC
Sophos Email Appliances protect against spam, viruses, spyware,
and other malware, monitor email content and prevent leakage of
confidential information. They are designed to easily fit into any
network infrastructure, reducing administrative costs.
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