Sophos NAC Advanced Receives 5 Star Rating in SC Magazine

Sophos Press Release

Independent test gives 5 out of 5 stars for features, performance, support, and documentation

BOSTON, MA - September 14, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos announced today that the September 2010 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. The solution allows administrators the ability to control who and what is connecting to the network and helps prevents data loss-ensuring compliance for both government and industry regulations. SC Magazine awarded Sophos NAC Advanced a 5 out of 5 star rating, giving accolades for features, performance, support, and documentation.

SC Magazine noted that "The reporting and alerting capabilities of the solution are very detailed." The "compliance level details are readily available" and "the compliance dashboard clearly displays the overall status of the user population."

SC Magazine concluded that Sophos NAC Advanced is a "very nice NAC solution for managing patch, AV and firewall compliance on endpoints."

Sophos Network Access Control (NAC) Advanced safeguards data. NAC Advanced protects information by permitting access to the users who need it and enables companies to create comprehensive security policies to check that any computer accessing the network - even those not owned by the company - are in full compliance. NAC Advanced ensures that computers, including roaming laptops, are running a specific anti-virus solution and have their firewalls enabled.

View the full SC Magazine Assessment Management: NAC Group Test.

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