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03 Apr 2000

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows NT receives Virus Bulletin 100% award

Wakefield, MA - Sophos, the world leader in corporate anti-virus solutions, has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows NT has been awarded the VB 100% award in the April 2000 edition of Virus Bulletin, outperforming products such as Network Associates VirusScan. Virus Bulletin tested 14 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. Sophos outperformed a number of competing products including NAI VirusScan, which missed some in the wild viruses, and only supported the ZIP archive file format.

"We're delighted to have further independent verification of the quality of Sophos Anti-Virus," said Graham Cluley, head of corporate communications for Sophos. "Companies can rest assured that Sophos offer not only the best in customer service and technical support, but also offers first class virus protection technology."

About the Virus Bulletin 100% award:

The Virus Bulletin 100% awards recognize 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.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at