WOBURN, MA - Sophos, the leading developer of network anti-virus
software, today announced that its award winning software has been
certified by the International Computer Security Association - ICSA
(formerly NCSA). Version 3.07 of Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows NT
(Workstation/Server), Sophos Anti-Virus for NetWare, and Sophos
Anti-Virus for Windows 95 were granted certification following
rigorous ICSA testing procedures.
"Sophos's products have been continuously developed to the
highest standards over the last 10 years. No modifications were
made for certification, we simply submitted the current version of
Sophos Anti-Virus, which passed with flying colors." said Richard
Jacobs, President of Sophos, Inc. "Certification was sought in
response to customer demand, the ease with which it was obtained
demonstrates the consistent excellence of Sophos's product range.
Our own monthly QA procedures include all the tests performed by
ICSA, along with a number of others that few, if any, other
products could pass."
The Windows NT, Windows 95 and NetWare versions of Sophos
Anti-Virus were submitted to ICSA for certification, however all
versions of Sophos Anti-Virus, including DOS, OS/2, OpenVMS and
Banyan VINES, detect exactly the same viruses at any given time.
This means that, although ICSA are unable to perform certification
tests on all these platforms, all 7 versions of Sophos Anti-Virus
meet the ICSA certification criteria. No other antivirus
company can match this achievement.
ICSA certification requires that products detect 100% of the "In
The Wild" viruses and at least 90% of the "Zoo Collection" made up
of over 10,000 known virus samples. This certification provides an
international standard for assessing virus detection. The testing
procedure is repeated four times a year to ensure that certified
products stay current with the latest viruses.