Sophos Unveils Enhanced Email Security Appliance

Sophos email appliances set a new standard in efficient security management

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

November 14, 2007

2 Min Read

BOSTON -- IT security and control firm Sophos today announced new versions of its Sophos Email Appliances, ES1000 and ES4000, to provide intelligent and easy-to-manage security, which blocks malware, potentially unwanted applications and spam from entering the network via the email gateway. The new versions of Sophos Email Appliances provide a comprehensive range of user- and group-specific policy controls for email and other organizational policy requirements that, once set, can be monitored and enforced by Sophos’s unique managed appliance platform. The new versions also introduce expanded policy-based functionality to address the heightened demands surrounding potential loss of sensitive data, enforcement and compliance with legal and governance requirements, and increasingly more complex policies surrounding acceptable use of email.

In response to a growing demand for simpler security solutions, Sophos Email Appliances uniquely automate the monitoring of all functions of the appliances, traffic, and other inline systems to ensure email service is available and operating at peak performance. Administrators can select to either manage their appliances directly or enable Sophos to monitor and handle any situations that could arise through comprehensive remote management capabilities and direct customer contact, if required. Coupled with the ease-of-installation and performance benefits of a customized hardware appliance, the advanced monitoring and alerting technology delivers unprecedented peace of mind for the administrator.

"As our IT resources are extremely busy, we saw the hardened appliance as a way to reduce the amount of administration time associated with managing this environment,” said Ron Yeager, manager of technical services for Virginia Mason Medical Center.

“The Sophos Email Appliance is easy-to-manage and update, very reliable and the performance is excellent. As our industry is acutely diligent about protecting patient data, Sophos allows us to easily configure inbound and outbound policies that prevent data leakage."

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