Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix: 100%!

September 17, 2002 Sophos Press Release

Sophos Anti-Virus has successfully achieved a perfect 100% on-demand detection score against in-the-wild viruses in the latest series of tests conducted by AV-Test.Org.

AV-Test.Org's independent tests evaluated different anti-virus products for their detection rates under various flavours of Unix.

Sophos outperformed a number of competing products in the Linux tests - including solutions from Computer Associates, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Panda and Trend - which failed to spot some of the commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses.

Furthermore, Sophos Anti-Virus was the only product to detect every single in-the-wild virus in the on-demand detection tests conducted on the FreeBSD platform.

The full results can be found at

About is a joint research project of the University of Magdeburg and GEGA IT-Solutions GbR. The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg is located in Germany and has over 13500 students. The tests are conducted in the research labs at the Workgroup Business Information Systems at the Institute of Technical and Business Information systems. Currently, the virus test lab has two professors and approximately 15 students working regularly on virus replication, analysis and tests of anti-virus products. GEGA IT-Solutions GbR is a security consultancy company with a special focus on computer virus incidents.

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