Sophos Email Security Appliance Awarded March 2010 VBSpam Certification

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BOSTON - March 5, 2010 - IT security and data protect firm Sophos announced today that the Sophos Email Security Appliance, a managed appliance offering protection against spam, malware and data loss, has been awarded a VBSpam certification for the detection and removal of malware and spam by Virus Bulletin, an independent journal covering the prevention. Virus Bulletin tested 16 anti-spam products for this comparative review.

The goal of the VBSpam certification test is to help organizations looking for an anti-spam solution to see what industry anti-spam filters should be expected to do and if the tested solutions deliver or fall short of these requirements - blocking most spam with a very small percentage of false positives.

The test results for the Sophos Email Appliance received one of highest scores achieving an overall spam catch rate of 99.29%. The Sophos appliance blocked the majority of spam, including image and large spam, with very low false positive rates. The appliance eliminates more than 99% of spam with Sender Genotype Technology and SXL real-time updates.

The reviewer noted that the Sophos appliance, "Filters inbound and, optionally, outbound email for spam and malware, as well as offering data protection and email encryption. These and other policies can be configured using a simple web interface, which I found easy to work with; the various reports and trends on email traffic will no doubt help experienced administrators to fine-tune the settings so that they work even better in their organizations."

Sophos achieves top overall ratings in anti-spam VB comparative test.

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.