Sophos Web Appliance named winner in CRN content filtering test

Sophos Press Release

The WS1000 was selected by the CRN Test Center as the top pick

WS1000 Award

Boston, Mass. - June 30, 2008 - IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that CRN has tested Sophos WS1000 in its content filtering test. The WS1000 is a managed appliance which blocks spyware, viruses, phishing, malware and unwanted applications at the gateway and enables comprehensive web access control for safe, productive web browsing. 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.

CRN noted 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.

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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.

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