Sophos Anti-Virus receives West Coast Checkmark for 100% detection of in-the-wild viruses yet again

Sophos Press Release

AntiVirus Checkmark Level 2 ZertifikatSophos announced today that its flagship product, Sophos Anti-Virus, has yet again achieved West Coast Labs Checkmark certification.

Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for Windows 98, Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for NetWare and Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for Windows NT Server have all successfully been awarded Anti-Virus Checkmark level 1, providing further independent verification that Sophos is capable of protecting against all known 'in-the-wild' viruses in both on-demand and on-access modes.

The Windows NT Server version of Sophos Anti-Virus was also submitted for disinfection testing, successfully passing the test and attaining level 2 certification.

"Companies recognise that their data and users must be protected against the latest viruses," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "We are delighted to have the high quality of Sophos's products confirmed yet again by the independent experts at West Coast Labs."

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.

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