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05 Jan 2004

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 Professional receives West Coast Labs detection and disinfection certification

Anti-Virus Checkmark level 2 certification Independent research and test centre West Coast Labs has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 its highest anti-virus certification: Anti-Virus Checkmark Level 2. The award confirms Sophos's excellence in detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 was tested against in-the-wild viruses and disinfected them all, providing further confirmation of Sophos's ability to protect businesses from all known viruses, worms and Trojans.

"West Coast Labs are delighted that Sophos has achieved Checkmark Level 2 Anti Virus Certification. For this leading AV technology developer, this is is a clear commitment on their part to product excellence", Chris Thomas, Operations Director, West Coast Labs.

"This certification by the independent experts at West Coast Labs backs Sophos's reputation for delivering first-class anti-virus solutions to businesses around the world," said Carole Theriault, security analyst at Sophos.

The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an independent research and test centre. It provides a reliable means of authenticating products and certifying those of the highest quality.

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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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