InformationWeek awards new Sophos data leakage prevention offering as 'Best Value'

September 09, 2009 Sophos Press Release

BOSTON, MA - September 9, 2009 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that InformationWeek included Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection in its September 2009 Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) Rolling Review Wrap-Up. Sophos earned 'Best Value' for its new DLP offering and received accolades for its application control features.

In January 2009, InformationWeek embarked on a Rolling Review of enterprise data loss prevention suites to see how well this technology is advancing enterprise data security. After six months, and a half dozen vendors later, InformationWeek recommended those vendors that should be considered for IT departments looking to include DLP to their risk management strategy.

Out of all the participants in this wrap-up, the reviewer recommended Sophos as a top pick for IT departments seeking an endpoint DLP solution as it "makes more sense."

According to the reviewer, "Sophos Endpoint Security stands out for its application control features…the out-of-the-box application database is extensive. A quick policy tweak let us block a tremendous number of applications across all of our test clients."

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection offers a single solution for anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, client firewall, management of removable storage devices, unauthorized software, network access control, encryption and now *data leakage prevention across Windows, Mac, Linux, UNIX and other non-Windows platforms.

*InformationWeek reviewed Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection 9 beta.