|The German Association for Technical Inspection
(TÜV) has confirmed the effectiveness of Sophos Anti-Virus.
The German Association for Technical Inspection (TÜV) has
confirmed the effectiveness of Sophos's anti-virus solutions in a
series of extensive tests for the second year running. Sophos
Anti-Virus was tested on Windows 2000 Professional SP4 and on
Windows XP Professional SP2. The Sophos scan engine proved itself
on all platforms with excellent results and a 100% virus detection
TÜV Saarland awarded the certificate after conducting a series
of comprehensive tests. The test of Sophos Anti-Virus was based on
the in-the-wild virus collection of The WildList
Organization, containing 1,210 different viruses and worms.
Sophos Anti-Virus identified all malicious files without fault
and notified the testers as soon as they tried to access, open,
execute or copy infected files. The product was also tested for
false alarms - correctly making no mistakes when scanning
"Malicious viruses and worms are sadly part of the networked
world, and increasingly widespread. Sophos is continually working
professionally and responsively to protect businesses effectively
from electronic malware," said Pino von
Kienlin, managing director of Sophos GmbH. "The test results of
TÜV prove once again, that our customers can rely on all our
Last year, Sophos was the very first vendor of IT security
software to receive the prestigious certificate.