Best Email Security

Winner: Sophos for Sophos Email Security Appliance

Email security has evolved well beyond the essentials of providing anti-spam and anti-malware filtering to now taking responsibility for the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of electronic mail traffic, while also being expected to guard against the leakage of sensitive data. The Sophos Email Appliance provides best-of-breed email security and data protection by integrating all these critical capabilities into a single, easy-to-manage appliance.

“From an overall feature and performance perspective, the Sophos solution was definitely one of the most impressive appliances at this particular price point,” said SC Magazine Technology Editor Peter Stephenson in his Group Test review of the tool in the March 2010 issue.

The appliance includes protection against the latest zero-day threats and spam using reputation filtering, in-the-cloud lookups and advanced malware protection. As well, Sophos SPX Email Encryption seamlessly integrates with the Sophos DLP engine to provide email encryption.

Prepackaged intelligence provides hundreds of sensitive data types across several regions, available out-of-the-box with updates managed by SophosLabs.

Administrators can easily import data-definitions from the Sophos data leakage prevention (DLP) engine for consistent policy at the desktop and easy customization of sensitive data types. Content management policy setup is simple using wizards to assist in scanning email content for sensitive data, as well as to log, flag, quarantine, and encrypt messages.

With this tool, protection is available from from one appliance with spam and malware protection and seamless encryption and DLP along with rich and simple quarantine management and reporting. Administration is simple, and support is available 24/7/365 with direct access to Sophos engineers.

Gartner has positioned Sophos as a leader in the 2010 Endpoint Protection Platforms Magic Quadrant. In response, Rainer Gawlick, chief marketing officer at Sophos, said, “Our focus is to make technologies consumable for administrators, so they get the benefit without the complexity of implementation.”

As a leader in enterprise security, Sophos focuses exclusively on businesses, and as such, is able to offer products specifically designed and supported for organizational needs.


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