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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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About Sophos

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.