West Coast Checkmark confirms Sophos detects 100% of the in-the-wild viruses

Sophos Press Release


Sophos announced today that its product has once again achieved West Coast Labs Checkmark certification.

Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.42 for Windows 95/98, Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.42 for Windows NT server and Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.42 for NetWare have all again successfully won Anti-Virus Checkmark level 1, providing further proof that Sophos is capable of detecting all known 'in-the-wild' viruses.

The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an independent research and test centre. It provides a reliable means of authenticating those products which users can consistently rely upon to provide the highest quality anti-virus solutions.

"Sophos Anti-Virus has been protecting businesses for over 10 years against the virus threat," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "We are regularly accredited by competent bodies such as the ICSA, Virus Bulletin and West Coast Labs for our superb virus protection capabilities."

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.