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Sophos Anti-Virus awarded Checkmark disinfection certification

  • 01 April, 2004 08:35

<p>Sophos Anti-Virus once again receives West Coast Labs detection and disinfection certification</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>"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.</p>
<p>"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 Rob Forsyth, managing director, Sophos Australia and New Zealand.</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 products and certifying those of the highest quality.</p>
<p>Notes for Editors</p>
<p>About Sophos.
Sophos is a world leading specialist developer of anti-virus and anti-spam software. Sophos is headquartered in the UK and protects all types of organisations, including small- to medium-sized businesses, large corporations, banks, governments and educational institutions against viruses and spam. The company is acclaimed for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and protection in the industry. Sophos's products, backed by 24 hour support are sold and supported in more than 150 countries.</p>
<p>Sophos's regional head office for Australia and New Zealand is in Sydney and hosts one of the company's three Computer Virus Research and Development Laboratories to provide global support services.</p>
Rob Forsyth ( is available for comment:
+61 417 234 176
+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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