Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 receives Virus Bulletin 100% award

Sophos Press Release

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Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 has been awarded the VB 100% award in the April 2001 edition of Virus Bulletin. This is the 13th time Sophos Anti-Virus has won a VB 100% award, confirming its position as one of the most powerful virus protection products available.

Virus Bulletin tested 19 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 which missed some of the commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses.

"The quality of the virus protection offered by Sophos is reinforced once again with this independent test," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Companies can rest assured that Sophos offers not only the best in customer service and technical support, but also delivers a first class virus defence against virus attack."

Sophos Anti-Virus uses the same virus-finding engine in all of its products, ensuring a similarly high detection rate across all platforms.

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.