Sophos Web Appliance named winner in CRN content filtering test

Sophos Press Release

The WS1000 was selected by the CRN Test Center as the top pick

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.

About CRN, ChannelWeb

The technology reseller Channel is a world-wide community of product resellers (known as Solution Providers), product vendors, distributors, and customers - And we're happy to say that the Channel accounts for approximately two-thirds of all technology products and services sold each year. Everything Channel's platform of business tools, live events, sales enablement services, market intelligence offerings, and multimedia outlets are designed to help the Channel grow and profit. Wear us like a tool belt to build you business. On the web at

Mehr als 100 Millionen Anwender in 150 Ländern vertrauen auf Sophos. Wir bieten den besten Schutz vor komplexen IT-Bedrohungen und Datenverlusten. Unsere umfassenden Sicherheitslösungen sind einfach bereitzustellen, zu bedienen und zu verwalten. Dabei bieten sie die branchenweit niedrigste Total Cost of Ownership. Das Angebot von Sophos umfasst preisgekrönte Verschlüsselungslösungen, Sicherheitslösungen für Endpoints, Netzwerke, mobile Geräte, E-Mails und Web. Dazu kommt Unterstützung aus den SophosLabs, unserem weltweiten Netzwerk eigener Analysezentren.

Die Sophos Hauptsitze sind in Boston, USA, und Oxford, UK.