Sophos Anti-Virus has successfully achieved a perfect 100% score
in the latest 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 NT 4,
Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional operating systems.
Sophos outperformed a number of competing products which missed
some of the commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses.
"New viruses are breaking into the wild faster than ever
before," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for
Sophos Anti-Virus. "We are delighted that AV-Test.Org, a respected
independent testing body, has confirmed the quality of our product.
This positive result joins others such as those from ICSA, Virus
Bulletin and West Coast Labs, which have confirmed the superb
detection rate of Sophos Anti-Virus"
AV-Test.org is a joint research project of the University of
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.