Sophos Anti-Virus has been awarded West Coast Labs Checkmark for
100% spyware detection.
Independent research and test center West Coast Labs has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus
for Windows XP has been once again awarded the certification
Checkmark for detecting 100% of spyware in their rigorous
The certification confirms Sophos's expertise in protecting
businesses against the spyware threats and joins existing awards
that have demonstrated the Sophos product suite's expertise in
detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses and Trojan
By passing West Coast Labs' stringent Checkmark spyware
certification test, Sophos has again demonstrated its effectiveness
in protecting business against all kinds of malicious content.
"Organizations are demanding anti-spyware protection that is
purpose-built for business and Sophos's award of the Checkmark
Spyware Certification confirms the excellence of their solution,"
said Chris Thomas, Operations Director at West Coast Labs. "We're
delighted to report that Sophos's anti-virus product detected 100%
of the spyware including password stealers, crackers, financials,
keyloggers, backdoors, downloaders and proxys in West Coast Labs'
test suite, without causing a single false alarm."
The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an
independent research and test center. It provides a reliable means
of authenticating products and certifying those of the highest
Experts at Sophos have published a white paper explaining how
spyware can be tackled through integrated threat management. The
paper describes how spyware infiltrates and affects organizations,
and how companies can best defend themselves with a consolidated
Read the white paper now:
Find out more about the differences between spyware and adware, and how Sophos
protects your organization.