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Sophos Anti-Virus once again receives West Coast Labs detection and disinfection certification

  • 10 March, 2004 14:01

Sydney - 10 March 2004</p>
<p>Independent research and test centre West Coast Labs has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows (NT server, XP Professional and 2000 Professional) its highest anti-virus certification: Anti-Virus Checkmark Level 2. The award confirms Sophos's excellence in detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses.</p>
<p>Sophos anti-virus software was tested against in-the-wild viruses and disinfected them all, providing further confirmation of Sophos's ability to protect businesses from all known viruses, worms and Trojans.</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>"We work very hard to provide the best anti-virus protection, so independent confirmation that we have succeeded from such a reputable source is always welcome" said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos.</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>
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<p>Notes for Editors
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:
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