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Sophos Anti-Virus receives West Coast Checkmark for 100% detection of in-the-wild viruses yet again

  • 14 November, 2003 15:22

<p>14 November 2003</p>
<p>Sophos announced today that its flagship product, Sophos Anti-Virus, has yet again achieved West Coast Labs Checkmark certification.</p>
<p>Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for Windows 98, Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for NetWare and Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75 for Windows NT Server have all successfully been awarded Anti-Virus Checkmark level 1, providing further independent verification that Sophos is capable of protecting against all known 'in-the-wild' viruses in both on-demand and on-access modes.</p>
<p>The Windows NT Server version of Sophos Anti-Virus was also submitted for disinfection testing, successfully passing the test and attaining level 2 certification.</p>
<p>"Companies recognise that their data and users must be protected against the latest viruses," said Rob Forsyth, managing director, Sophos Australia and New Zealand. "We are delighted to have the high quality of Sophos's products confirmed yet again by the independent experts at West Coast Labs."</p>
<p>The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an independent research and test centre. It provides a reliable means of authenticating those products which users can consistently rely upon to provide the highest quality anti-virus solutions.</p>
Rob Forsyth ( is available for comment:
+61 417 234 176 (mobile)
+61 2 9409 9100 (tel)
+61 2 9409 9191 (fax)</p>
<p>Sophos's press contact at Gotley Nix Evans is:
Michael Henderson (
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mobile)
+61 2 9957 5575 (fax)</p>

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