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02 Aug 2002

Sophos Anti-Virus for NetWare receives Virus Bulletin 100% award

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Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for NetWare has been awarded the VB 100% award in the August 2002 edition of Virus Bulletin. This is the 17th time Sophos Anti-Virus has won a VB 100% award, confirming its position as one of the most powerful virus protection products available.

Virus Bulletin tested 9 different anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning. Sophos Anti-Virus not only detected all the in-the-wild virus samples it was tested against, but also achieved a perfect score in the false alarm test.

Sophos outperformed a number of competing products which missed some of the commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses, including NAI McAfee NetShield.

"Customers need solutions which can protect against the commonly encountered virus threats," said Helen Martin, editor of Virus Bulletin. "Sophos Anti-Virus performed speedily, displaying excellent detection rates and justly earned its 17th VB 100% award."

Sophos Anti-Virus uses the same virus-finding engine in all of its products, ensuring a similarly high detection rate across all platforms.

About the Virus Bulletin 100% award

The Virus Bulletin 100% awards recognise those products best able to detect viruses known to be 'in the wild'. Unlike some other similar-sounding schemes, Virus Bulletin uses the most up-to-date WildList in its tests. This means that products that are 'up with the game' are the ones most likely to be granted VB 100% awards.

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Über Sophos

Mehr als 100 Millionen Anwender in 150 Ländern verlassen sich auf Sophos‘ Complete-Security-Lösungen als den besten Schutz vor komplexen IT-Bedrohungen und Datenverlust. Sophos bietet dafür preisgekrönte Verschlüsselungs-, Endpoint-Security-, Web-, Email-, Mobile- und Network Security-Lösungen an, die einfach zu verwalten, zu installieren und einzusetzen sind. Das Angebot wird von einem weltweiten Netzwerk eigener Analysezentren, den SophosLabs, unterstützt.

Sophos hat seinen Hauptsitz in Boston, USA, und Oxford, Großbritannien. In Deutschland hat das Unternehmen seinen Hauptsitz in Wiesbaden und ist in Österreich und der Schweiz je an einem Standort vertreten. Weitere Informationen unter www.sophos.de.