Sophos Endpoint Security and Control makes the grade in Information Security Magazine test

Sophos Press Release

Information Security Magazine awarded Sophos a B+ average across four categories including Installation/Configuration, Policy, Logging and Reporting and Effectiveness

IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that the September 2008 edition of Information Security Magazine has tested Sophos Endpoint Security and Control and awarded Sophos a B+ average, with the following grades across four categories: Installation/Configuration (B), Policy (A), Logging and Reporting (C) and Effectiveness (A).

Information Security Magazine noted that "Sophos Endpoint Security and Control can easily replace a number of individual security products aimed at endpoint protection", because it simplifies the administration and management of network security with a single solution also that "the installation of the enterprise console and NAC server is straightforward as the console dashboard offers comprehensive access to managed computers, updates, alerts, policies, protection and errors."

Additionally, the reviewer stated that "Sophos has long been a leader in the antimalware space, with superior scanning engines and a research division that stays on top of emerging threats." The lab was particularly fond of the way that Sophos goes beyond the industry's traditional signatures and basic heuristics to identify malware and unwanted files, code and behaviors.

The reviewer concluded that "Sophos Endpoint Security and Control effectively covers all the bases for security on endpoint devices."

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control gives businesses the best proactive protection against viruses, malware and unwanted applications across a wide range of platforms for desktops, laptops, file servers and mobile devices. The company is the first endpoint vendor to incorporate NAC, enabling enterprises to keep all managed, unmanaged and guest computers on their networks healthy with up-to-date protection. One scan using Sophos's faster, lower impact agent will detect malware, adware, suspicious files and behavior, and unauthorized software.

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