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13 May 2005

Sophos Anti-Virus awarded Trojan Checkmark certification

 Anti-Virus Checkmark level 2 certification

Independent research and test centre West Coast Labs has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus with its prestigious Trojan certification, complementing Sophos's other Checkmark certifications for virus detection (Level 1) and disinfection (Level 2). For Sophos Anti-Virus to be certified with the Trojan Checkmark, the product had to detect all Trojans in the Trojan test suite, which is regularly updated by West Coast Labs.

"We are delighted that Sophos has been awarded Checkmark's Trojan detection certification. Trojans can be pretty nasty, and no legitimate company wants them to sneak onto their network," said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos. "By achieving the Trojan Checkmark, particularly when complemented by our other Checkmark certifications, Sophos has demonstrated its ability to make first-class expert security products."

The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an independent research and test centre. It provides a reliable means of authenticating products and certifying those of the highest quality. To learn more about the Checkmark system and current certification status of Sophos products, visit the Checkmark website.

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.