WOBURN, MA -- Sophos, the leading developer of network
anti-virus software, today announced it has been awarded the
VB 100% detection certification from the
February issue of Virus Bulletin, the international
publication on computer virus prevention.
Following on from the January testing of Windows 95 products,
eighteen DOS products were submitted for testing this month.
Virus Bulletin focused on the detection rate and speed for
this review. Other notable products submitted, which failed to
achieve the VB 100% certificate, included Symantec's Norton
Anti-Virus and Trend Micro's PC-cillen.
The award means that Sophos Anti-Virus detected all samples from
Virus Bulletin's In The Wild File and In the Wild Boot virus
collections. "Obviously we're very pleased to receive this
prestigious award for the 2nd month running." said Richard Jacobs,
President of Sophos, Inc. "This provides independent confirmation
of the quality and timeliness of our virus detection. It is this
consistency both from month to month and across multiple platforms
that our customers value. Few manufacturers can match this."
"Sophos has earned itself another VB 100% award in this review,
turning in near perfect detection across the test-sets." Commented
Virus Bulletin, "Not surprisingly, SWEEP (Sophos
Anti-Virus) did not report any false positives in the Clean
test-set...SWEEP (Sophos Anti-Virus) is faster than several
of its competitors which boast similarly impressive detection