Sophos PureMessage for UNIX and Sophos ES1000 have been awarded
West Coast Labs' Premium Checkmark certification.
Independent research and test center West Coast Labs
has announced that Sophos's industry-leading email gateway
protection solutions have been once again awarded the Checkmark
certification for their email filtering and anti-spam
The certification confirms Sophos's expertise in ensuring
workers follow email security policies and that businesses are
effectively protected against spam. The latest certifications have
been received by Sophos
PureMessage for UNIX and the
Sophos ES1000 Email Security Appliance.
By passing West Coast Labs' stringent Checkmark certification
test, Sophos has again demonstrated its effectiveness in protecting
business against all kinds of email threats.
"With spam volumes on the rise, and organizations struggling to
deal with issues such as data leakage and inappropriate use of
email, the email gateway is a critical component of network
security," said Jeff Epstein, senior email security analyst for
Sophos. "West Coast Labs' Premium Checkmark certification validates
the effectiveness of our solutions at dealing with these dangerous
The latest certifications continue a long history of Sophos products performing
well in independent tests. For instance, recently Sophos's email
appliance was named
"Editor's Choice" by ITPro magazine, and independent testing
lab eVision IT Labs declared that Sophos's ES1000 was the top email
appliance for small to medium-sized businesses, outperforming
IronPort and Clearswift MIMEsweeper.
About West Coast Labs and the Checkmark certification
West Coast Labs (WCL) is one of the world's leading independent
test facilities. Specializing in product testing and certification,
WCL provides a range of services for security technology vendors,
IT security professionals and end users alike. With over 10 years
experience in testing leading edge technologies, WCL provides an
authoritative and independent service, delivering sound, meaningful
technical information on which critical business decisions can be
The Checkmark system provides a reliable means of authenticating
products and certifying those of the highest quality.