Sophos Email Appliance receives five-star rating in SC Magazine Group Test

Sophos Press Release

Independent test gives 5 out of 5 stars for ease of use, protection, support and value

SC Magazine
Sophos Email Appliance receives Five Star Rating

IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that the June 2008 edition of SC Magazine has tested its ES1000. The managed email appliance protects against inbound and outbound threats with unrivaled effectiveness and simplicity. It delivers high-capacity, high-availability security against spam, phishing, viruses, spyware and malware. SC Magazine awarded Sophos's email appliance a 5 out of 5 star rating, giving accolades for ease of administration, quick set-up, pro-active protection, technical support and great value for the money.

SC Magazine noted that "from the moment we took this product out of the box, we had an easy time using it" and that the ES1000 "brings together solid email protection in an easy-to-use and easy-to-manage product."

The reviewer concluded that ES1000 is "the kind of strong malware protection you would expect from a leader in the field."

Sophos Email Appliances are part of Email Security and Control. They 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.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine is a monthly publication focusing on information security - computer viruses, hackers, internet crime, and how companies work to combat these threats. Reading SC Magazine gives computer security executives the relevant information they need to safeguard their enterprises, enabling them to help their organizations achieve success. SC Magazine coverage is complemented by a web site, twice-weekly newsletters, a global awards program and two annual forums. SC Magazine is a global brand with US, UK and Asia editions.

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