Sophos NAC Advanced shortlisted for Best Network Security at SC Magazine Awards

Sophos Press Release

Network Access Control helps firms protect their networks against unpatched PCs

SC Magazine Awards finalist
Sophos has been named a finalist in the SC Magazine Awards 2008

IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that its Network Access Control offering, Sophos NAC Advanced, has beaten off strong competition to reach the finals for 'Best Network Security' at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2008. All entries were reviewed by an independent and expert panel of judges, who determined the award's shortlist.

Sophos NAC Advanced offers the only truly vendor neutral and software-based NAC solution for endpoint assessment and control. Its preventive approach to pre- and post-connect assessment of computers eliminates risks to the network with policy enforcement and remediation. Sophos simplifies NAC policy creation, providing over 1,000 predefined applications and operating system patches, and a simple-to-use interface allows administrators to change policy modes from reporting to remediate to enforce with one click of the mouse.

"Network Access Control is certainly a growing concern for all businesses who want to better ensure the integrity of their network - the advantages of having the right solution in place are immeasurable" said Bill Emerick, VP of Network Access Control development at Sophos. "We are really pleased that Sophos NAC Advanced has been nominated in such a prestigious award - it highlights that we were right - our product is a cut above the rest."

Simply click on the arrow above to stream the podcast through your browser. Alternatively you can download it to your MP3 player.

Separately, Sophos's UK PR agency, Johnson King, has been shortlisted for the title of "PR Company of the Year" following a campaign that raised awareness of Facebook privacy issues and identity theft.

The winners will be announced at the SC Magazine Awards ceremony held at the Hurlingham Club, London on Tuesday 22 April 2008. For further information visit

"I congratulate all those businesses and individuals who have been short-listed and look forward to welcoming them to the Awards night in April," said Paul Fisher, Editor, SC Magazine UK.

The SC Magazine Awards Europe are widely considered to be the most prestigious awards programme in the information security industry. Now in their thirteenth year, the Awards have a long-standing tradition of promoting excellence.

Plus de 100 millions d’utilisateurs dans 150 pays ont retenu Sophos comme la meilleure défense du marché contre les menaces complexes et les risques de pertes de données. Régulièrement primées, ses solutions intégrées de sécurisation et de protection des informations sont simples à déployer, à administrer et à utiliser, et offrent le coût global de possession le plus avantageux du marché. Elles permettent le chiffrement des données, la protection des systèmes d’extrémité et des mobiles, la sécurisation du Web et de la messagerie et le contrôle d’accès réseau, avec le support permanent des SophosLabs, le réseau mondial de centres d'analyse des menaces de Sophos.

Les sièges sociaux de Sophos se trouvent à Boston, États-Unis et à Oxford, Royaume-Uni.