IT security and control firm Sophos announced
today that Sophos Web Appliance WS1000 was included in CRN Test
Center's "12 Security Products That We Love" list for 2008. The
solutions that made the list were the most impressive security
solutions to come through the test center so far this year.
Sophos's web appliance was selected by the CRN Test Center as
the top pick, giving praise for ease of administration, quick
set-up, proactive behavioral genotype technology and high profits
for partners who sell the appliance.
In this content filtering test, CRN note that "from opening the
box, the WS1000 shipped in to configuring its network settings took
no more than 20 minutes" and "WS1000 really shines when it comes to
The reviewer concluded that "the Sophos WS1000 has the edge. It
was breathtakingly simple to set up, but that in no way negates how
effective a content filter this appliance is. The scanning
capabilities are excellent, and it would take the most stealthy of
ruses for any malware to get by this device."
The Sophos Web Appliance protects against the full range of web
threats, providing a complete infrastructure for secure browsing
and eliminating the complexity of administering effective web
security. As a managed appliance, it features automatic updates
every five minutes, remote "heartbeat" monitoring and on-demand
remote assistance, ensuring the most dependable web security in the
Read the CRN Test Lab's
"Top 12 Products That We Love" list.