Fully integrated email security.Sophos has announced the launch of the industry's first fully integrated managed email security appliance Security appliances protect computer networks from unwanted data traffic, intruders, email spam, enforce policies, and may also be used to create and manage VPNs. There are a number of types of security appliances. . Featuring an intuitive web-based interface and automated security updates, the enterprise-grade ES4000 protects against the growing threat of viruses, Trojans, spyware Software that sends information about your Web surfing habits to its Web site. Often quickly installed in your computer in combination with a free download you selected from the Web, spyware transmits information in the background as you move around the Web. , spam E-mail that is not requested. Also known as "unsolicited commercial e-mail" (UCE), "unsolicited bulk e-mail" (UBE), "gray mail" and just plain "junk mail," the term is both a noun (the e-mail message) and a verb (to send it). and policy abuse in both inbound in·bound 1
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With automated virus and spam protection updates delivered every five minutes, Sophos's ES4000 security appliance can process millions of email messages each day. Its innovative 24-hour 'heartbeat' remote monitoring (protocol) remote monitoring - (RMON) A network management protocol that allows network information to be gathered at a single computer. Whereas SNMP gathers network data from a single type of Management Information Base (MIB), RMON 1 defines nine additional MIBs that provide a , built-in diagnostics and on-demand remote assistance offer additional support to the email security manager, ensuring uptime, whilst greatly reducing administration.
The ES4000's web-based dashboard displays an at-a-glance view of overall system performance, minimising time spent by administrators. The dashboard gives instant insight into system status, availability and real-time capacity. To allow the administrator to oversee theES4000% performance, analysis reports and summaries can be created on mail trends, performance, senders and policy analysis.
"External threats to network security are always evolving, and email security appliances like the ES4000 are needed to help organisations keep up with the pace of innovation displayed by virus writers, malware (MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy, aggravate and otherwise make life unhappy. See crimeware, virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus and Trojan. writers, and other dangerous elements," said Chris Christiansen, IDC VP of Security Products & Services. "For enterprises that need robust email security but want the convenience of an easy-to-manage appliance, Sophos's ES4000 is a strong option."