13 Nov 2003
Sophos Anti-Virus receives West Coast Checkmark for 100% detection of in-the-wild viruses yet again
Sophos announced today that
its flagship product, Sophos Anti-Virus, has yet again achieved
West Coast Labs Checkmark certification.
Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for Windows 98, Sophos Anti-Virus
version 3.75 for NetWare and Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for
Windows NT Server have all successfully been awarded Anti-Virus
Checkmark level 1, providing further independent verification that
Sophos is capable of protecting against all known 'in-the-wild'
viruses in both on-demand and on-access modes.
The Windows NT Server version of Sophos Anti-Virus was also
submitted for disinfection testing, successfully passing the test and
attaining level 2 certification.
"Companies recognise that their data and users must be protected
against the latest viruses," said Graham Cluley, senior technology
consultant at Sophos. "We are delighted to have the high quality of
Sophos's products confirmed yet again by the independent experts at
West Coast Labs."
The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an
independent research and test centre. It provides a reliable means
of authenticating those products which users can consistently rely
upon to provide the highest quality anti-virus solutions.
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.