InfoWorld praises Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Press Release


In a comparison of four leading antivirus solutions, InfoWorld's Test Center selected Sophos Anti-Virus as the top performer, finding it to be the most innovative product and providing the strongest security for companies wanting to protect their corporate networks.

The comparative review also included McAfee Total Virus Defense Suite, Norton Corporate Edition and F-Secure Anti-Virus.

According to InfoWorld's reviewer, Mandy Andress, Sophos Anti-Virus "boasts an excellent scanning engine, thanks largely to its InterCheck technology, which helps the Sophos client run full system scans with almost no discernible impact on system performance. In our tests, we were able to run virus scans and simultaneously access applications and perform regular user functions with no delay."

Sophos Anti-Virus was also distinguished by its cross-platform effectiveness: "Sophos excels in its OS support, providing clients for Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh to name a few".

The InfoWorld Test Center praised the quality of Sophos's "responsible, knowledgable technical support".

The review concluded: "Finally, for the strongest security, best performance, technical support, and support for the most desktop platforms, Sophos is the clear winner."

The full review can be found in the 4 March 2002 edition of InfoWorld.

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