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20 Nov 2006

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP Professional receives ICSA certification

Solution recognized as achieving rigorous desktop/server detection and cleaning certification

Sophos products have received ICSA Labs certification.

Sophos has announced that its flagship product, Sophos Anti-Virus, has received certification from ICSA Labs for its ability to detect and disinfect in-the-wild virus threats on the Windows XP Professional platform.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP Professional was tested against all known in-the-wild viruses and detected and disinfected 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 Anti-Virus for Windows XP Professional 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