CRN test center names Sophos Web Appliance a favorite in 2008

Sophos Press Release

Sophos awarded five out of five stars for technology and channel program

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 scanning capability."

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 industry.

Read the CRN Test Lab's "Top 12 Products That We Love" list.

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