29 Nov 2001
Sophos Anti-Virus achieves 100% detection of in-the-wild viruses in AV-Test.Org tests
Sophos Anti-Virus has successfully achieved a perfect 100% score
in in-the-wild virus detection tests conducted by AV-Test.Org, in
both on-demand and on-access modes.
AV-Test.Org's independent tests evaluated 20 different
anti-virus products for their detection rates on the Windows 98,
Windows Me and Windows XP operating systems.
Sophos outperformed a number of competing products which missed
some of the commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses.
"With new viruses appearing all the time we are delighted to
have the quality of protection Sophos Anti-Virus offers against
in-the-wild viruses verified by independent bodies such as
AV-Test.Org," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for
Sophos Anti-Virus. "This positive result joins others such as those
from ICSA, Virus Bulletin and West Coast Labs, which have confirmed
the superb quality Sophos's anti-virus solutions."
AV-Test.org is a joint research project of the University
Magdeburg and GEGA IT-Solutions GbR. The Otto-von-Guericke
University Magdeburg is located in Germany and has over 13500
students. The tests are conducted in the research labs at the
Workgroup Business Information Systems at the Institute of
Technical and Business Information systems. Currently, the virus
test lab has two professors and approximately 15 students working
regularly on virus replication, analysis and tests of anti-virus
products. GEGA IT-Solutions GbR is a security consultancy company
with a special focus on computer virus incidents
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.