Sophos Web Appliance scores 5 stars in SC Magazine

Sophos Press Release

Review commends Sophos's WS1000 for ease of use and comprehensive approach to web content filtering and management

The IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that, in February 2009, SC Magazine tested Sophos's web appliance, WS1000, which blocks the full range of Web threats at the gateway and enables complete web access control for safe, productive web browsing. The magazine awarded WS1000 a 5-out-of-5 star overall rating, praising it's ease-of-use and its comprehensive three-stage approach to web content filtering and management.

SC Magazine's Test Lab noted that WS1000 was "easy to use from the moment we took it out of the box."

The reviewer commended Sophos's web appliance for its comprehensive policy management and control, highlighting its easy-to-use web-based management console, which delivers insight and control over all systems via a single dashboard. A wizard-driven configuration interface helps simplify the set up of policies, Active Directory and FTP.

The reviewer concluded that the WS1000 "appliance is packed with solid features and has very little administration or learning curve overhead" and found "it to be a good value for the money."

The WS1000 protects against spyware, viruses, phising, malware and unwanted applications, 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 5 minutes, remote "heartbeat" monitoring and on-demand remote assistance, ensuring the most dependable web security in the industry.

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 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