Sophos Anti-Virus, Europe's leading developer of corporate
anti-virus solutions, has achieved first place in a prestigious
test conducted by Germany's leading professional IT magazine.
The test, published in the May 2000 edition of CHIP, was
conducted in co-ordination with the University of Magdeburg in
collaboration with GEGA Software and Medienservice.
In a test of 14 different anti-virus products Sophos Anti-Virus
beat software from all other vendors including Network Associates,
Symantec, F-Secure, Panda Software, Computer Associates, Command
Software, Kaspersky Labs, and Norman Data Defense.
Sophos Anti-Virus was the only product to achieve an overall
score of more than 90%. CHIP magazine commented "The least resource
hungry of all the tested products, coupled with monthly CD ROM and
daily internet updates clearly gives Sophos Anti-Virus first
"We are delighted to have the quality of Sophos Anti-Virus
confirmed by these tests," said Graham Cluley, head of corporate
communications at Sophos. "These latest CHIP results further
strengthen our position as the anti-virus product best suited to
the corporate marketplace."
Sophos's superb performance contrasted strongly with competitors
such as McAfee VirusScan from Network Associates and Symantec's
CHIP said of McAfee VirusScan which achieved 12th place: "Of all
the programs VirusScan is the most memory hungry and has an update
model capable of being improved."
Meanwhile Norton Anti-Virus, which achieved 9th position, was
described as having "a major impact on system resources".
The full review can be read in the May 2000 edition of CHIP
magazine. Please click here to download
the review (PDF file). It is also available on the CHIP magazine
You can also view the test results from the University of
Magdeburg in collaboration with GEGA Software and Medienservice at