Sophos receives Virus Bulletin 100% award

Sophos Press Release

SYDNEY - Sophos, the world leader in network-based anti-virus solutions, has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for DOS has been awarded the Virus Bulletin 100% Award in the February 2000 edition of Virus Bulletin.

Virus Bulletin tested 13 different anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning. Sophos not only detected all the in the wild virus samples it was tested against, but also came out with a perfect score in the false alarm test.

"We're delighted to have further independent verification of the quality of Sophos's anti-virus products," Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, says. "This award, combined with our successes recently in PC Magazine and Secure Computing, has been a terrific start to 2000."

About the Virus Bulletin 100% award

The Virus Bulletin 100% awards recognise those products best able to detect viruses known to be 'in the wild'. Unlike some other similar-sounding schemes, Virus Bulletin uses the most up-to-date WildList in its tests.

This means that products that are 'up with the game' are the ones most likely to be granted VB 100% awards.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com/company.