Sophos, a world leader in IT security, today announced that
leading independent testing body West Coast Labs has awarded the
ES4000 email security
appliance with one of the highest accolades available for
anti-spam detection. The Anti-Spam Premium Checkmark Certification
is only accredited to products that demonstrate a high spam catch
rate - 97% or above.
West Coast Labs tested ES4000 in two modes - "out-of-the-box"
configuration and then under test conditions. The tests focused on
the product's functionality, network integration, required level of
user interaction, spam detection and rate of detection. The test
commended ES4000 for the 'attention to detail' given to the
reporting function and the easy-to-navigate interface.
"The ES4000 performs very well and offers comprehensive
protection. The high hardware specification of the appliance,
coupled with the well-integrated operating system, ensures that
ES4000 continues to provide anti-spam protection under the heaviest
of loads," concluded West Coast Labs.
The ES4000 has also achieved West Coast Labs' Anti-Virus Level
One Checkmark Certification, further strengthening its position in
the email appliance market, offering the highest level of
anti-virus and anti-spam protection.
"We have developed this resilient and easy-to-use email
filtering product to the highest standard for businesses who want a
simple way of blocking the glut of unwanted and malicious email,"
said Peter Lukomskyj, Product Manager for ES4000. "This
certification reinforces Sophos's reputation for delivering high
quality products and gives customers greater confidence in choosing
a first-class email security appliance."