Sophos Email Appliance receives top rating in CRN test

Sophos Press Release

Sophos's ES1000 gets 5 star rating in security, ease-of-use and features categories

IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that CRN has tested the ES1000, which delivers complete email security, incorporating anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-malware in a single appliance. CRN awarded the ES1000 a 5 star rating for security, ease-of-use and features categories.

CRN noted that the ES1000 had "very high accuracy results from the onset and quickly became a reviewer favorite during testing."

The reviewer concluded that the key selling point for the ES1000 is its web-based management interface.

Sophos Email Appliances, part of Email Security and Control, deliver compact, intelligent and easy-to-manage protection for email networks. Innovative technologies protect against viruses, spyware, Trojans, spam, and evolving email-borne threats, and prevent information leakage. The management console offers easy control of the email gateway, providing an instant view of system performance. Comprehensive reporting enables better strategic management of the messaging infrastructure. Maximum uptime is ensured by built-in redundancy and automatic system maintenance. Sophos appliances communicate with Sophos every five minutes, automatically receiving anti-virus and anti-spam updates and reporting on hardware status. Optional remote assistance is available via a secure connection.

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