Sophos email protection solutions receive Premium Checkmark certification

Sophos Press Release

Quality of Sophos products recognized by West Coast Labs

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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 capabilities.

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 risks."

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 made.

The Checkmark system provides a reliable means of authenticating products and certifying those of the highest quality.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at