Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows NT receives Virus Bulletin 100% award

March 31, 2000 Sophos Press Release

Virus Bulletin 100% award

Sophos, the world leader in corporate anti-virus solutions, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows NT has been awarded the VB 100% award in the April 2000 edition of Virus Bulletin, outperforming products such as Network Associates VirusScan.

Virus Bulletin tested 14 different anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning. Sophos not only detected all the in the wild virus samples it was tested against, but also came out with a perfect score in the false alarm test.

Sophos outperformed a number of competing products including NAI VirusScan which missed some in the wild viruses, and only supported the Zip archive file format.

"We're delighted to have further independent verification of the quality of Sophos Anti-Virus," said Graham Cluley, head of corporate communications for Sophos. "Companies can rest assured that Sophos offers not only the best in customer service and technical support, but also delivers first class virus protection technology."

About the Virus Bulletin 100% award

The Virus Bulletin 100% awards recognize 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.