Sophos Anti-Virus awarded Checkmark disinfection certification

Sophos Press Release

Anti-Virus Checkmark level 2 certification Sophos Anti-Virus once again receives West Coast Labs detection and disinfection certification

Independent research and test centre West Coast Labs has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows (NT server, XP Professional and 2000 platforms), version 3.79, its highest anti-virus certification: Anti-Virus Checkmark Level 2. The award demonstrates Sophos's excellence in detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses.

By achieving Anti-Virus Checkmark Level 2, Sophos Anti-Virus software has demonstrated its effectiveness in protecting business by disinfecting all known viruses, worms and Trojans found in the wild.

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

"Recognition from a respected independent tester such as West Coast Labs is great to receive as it demonstrates our clear commitment to providing the best anti-virus protection for our customers" said Carole Theriault, security consultant 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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