Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 7.0
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 7.0 garnered the gold, drawing raves from readers for its speedy and frequent signature updates. The product also earned high marks for its effectiveness in detecting, blocking and cleaning up malware, as well as its reporting and alerting capabilities.
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control provides integrated antivirus, antispyware and client firewall protection. Its single antivirus client incorporates intrusion prevention and control of unauthorized applications, VoIP, IM, peer-to-peer and gaming software. The software provides cross-platform security, protecting Windows, Mac, Linux, UNIX, NetApp storage systems and Windows mobile devices.
A central management console warns of outbreak risks across the network via automatic email alerts. Sophos' host intrusion prevention system uses four layers of detection to block zero-day threats; the threat detection engine analyzes the behavior of code before it executes and prevents it from running if it is considered malicious.
Sophos is adding network access control (NAC) functionality to Endpoint Security and Control 8.0.