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20 Nov 2006

Sophos PureMessage for UNIX receives ICSA certification

Solution recognized for achieving rigorous anti-virus gateway certification

Sophos's PureMessage for UNIX product has received ICSA Labs certification.

Sophos has announced that its gateway product, Sophos PureMessage for Unix, has received certification from ICSA Labs for its ability to detect in-the-wild virus threats.

Sophos PureMessage for UNIX was tested against all known in-the-wild viruses and detected them all with ease. This provides further confirmation of Sophos's ability to protect corporations from the viruses, spyware, worms and Trojans that threaten their systems.

Future versions and updates of Sophos PureMessage for UNIX retain certification as long they continue to meeting certification manintenace requirements of ICSA Labs' test facilities.

ICSA Labs, a division of Cybertrust, is an independent reviewing body only awarding certification to those security products able to perform outstandingly under test conditions.

More information about ICSA Labs and their testing methodology can be found on their website at

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.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at