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03 Apr 2002

Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix detects all in-the-wild viruses in Virus Bulletin tests


Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that the detection rate of Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix has been confirmed in independent tests by Virus Bulletin, the international publication on computer virus prevention, recognition and removal. The Sophos on-demand scanner detected all in-the-wild viruses in tests published in the April 2002 edition of the magazine.

Virus Bulletin tested 11 different anti-virus products under the Linux platform 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 Anti-Virus uses the same virus-finding engine in all of its products, ensuring a similarly high detection rate across all platforms.

The full review can be read in the April 2002 edition of Virus Bulletin.

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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.

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