Sophos NAC Advanced receives 5 Star rating in SC Magazine

Sophos Press Release

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

Sophos NAC Advanced
SC Magazine awarded Sophos NAC Advanced a 5 out of 5 star rating

BOSTON, MA - June 24, 2008 - IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that the July 2008 edition of SC Magazine has tested Sophos NAC Advanced. Sophos NAC Advanced is a software-based solution for endpoint assessment and control offering a comprehensive and easy-to-deploy solution. Sophos Network Access Control Advanced allows administrators the ability to control who and what is connecting to the network. SC Magazine awarded Sophos NAC Advanced a 5 out of 5 star rating, giving accolades for ease of use, support, documentation, and value for the money.

SC Magazine noted that "The Sophos NAC Advanced product is a well-designed offering, which balances the need for ease of administration with network protection" and "setting up policies is quite easy."

SC Magazine concluded that "Sophos NAC Advanced is a great balance between ease of use and security."

Sophos NAC Advanced controls access to the network for guest, unmanaged and unauthorized computers. Non-compliant computers are identified and isolated, based on a centrally defined, policy-driven assessment. Disruption can be minimized by phasing in the enforcement of policy. The software solution is vendor-neutral and works with existing network infrastructure and security applications.

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