TÜV certifies effectiveness of Sophos Anti-Virus for second year running

August 19, 2005 Sophos Press Release

TÜV certificate
The German Association for Technical Inspection (TÜV) has confirmed the effectiveness of Sophos Anti-Virus.

The German Association for Technical Inspection (TÜV) has confirmed the effectiveness of Sophos's anti-virus solutions in a series of extensive tests for the second year running. Sophos Anti-Virus was tested on Windows 2000 Professional SP4 and on Windows XP Professional SP2. The Sophos scan engine proved itself on all platforms with excellent results and a 100% virus detection rate.

TÜV Saarland awarded the certificate after conducting a series of comprehensive tests. The test of Sophos Anti-Virus was based on the in-the-wild virus collection of The WildList Organization, containing 1,210 different viruses and worms.

Sophos Anti-Virus identified all malicious files without fault and notified the testers as soon as they tried to access, open, execute or copy infected files. The product was also tested for false alarms - correctly making no mistakes when scanning virus-free data.

"Malicious viruses and worms are sadly part of the networked world, and increasingly widespread. Sophos is continually working professionally and responsively to protect businesses effectively from electronic malware," said Pino von Kienlin, managing director of Sophos GmbH. "The test results of TÜV prove once again, that our customers can rely on all our solutions."

Last year, Sophos was the very first vendor of IT security software to receive the prestigious certificate.