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Sophos Anti-Virus Certified to Detect 100 per cent of Spyware in Checkmark

  • 19 July, 2005 11:40

<p>Leading independent testing body awards Sophos Anti-Virus with spyware certification</p>
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<p>Independent research and test centre West Coast Labs has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP has been awarded the certification Checkmark for detecting 100 per cent of the spyware in their rigorous tests.</p>
<p>The certification confirms Sophos's expertise in protecting businesses against the spyware threats and joins existing awards that have demonstrated the Sophos product suite's expertise in detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses and Trojan horses.</p>
<p>By passing West Coast Labs' stringent Checkmark spyware certification test, Sophos has again demonstrated its effectiveness in protecting business against all kinds of malicious content.</p>
<p>"Organisations are demanding anti-spyware protection that is purpose-built for business and Sophos's award of the Checkmark Spyware Certification confirms the excellence of their solution," said Chris Thomas, Operations Director at West Coast Labs. "We're delighted to report that Sophos's anti-virus product detected 100 per cent of the spyware including password stealers, crackers, financials, keyloggers, backdoors, downloaders and proxys in West Coast Labs' test suite, without causing a single false alarm."</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>To find out more about the differences between spyware and adware, and how Sophos can protect your organisation visit, http://www.sophos.com.au/virusinfo/spyware/</p>
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<p>About Sophos:
Sophos is a world leading computer security specialist, protecting customers against viruses, spyware, spam and email policy abuse. Headquartered in the UK, the company produces solutions tailored for organisations of all sizes – from small businesses to global corporations. Sophos is acclaimed for delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction and protection in the industry. The company's products are sold and supported in more than 150 countries and protect more than 35 million users.</p>
<p>Sophos’s regional head office for Australia and New Zealand is in Sydney, with branch offices in Melbourne and Auckland. The company has established an extensive partner network across the region. Sophos has also located one of its four, global, SophosLabs Research, Development and Analysis Laboratories and its Asia Pacific Technical Centre of Excellence, in Sydney, to provide global support and engineering services.</p>
<p>http://www.sophos.com.au</p>
<p>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:</p>
<p>Sophos's press contact at Gotley Nix Evans is:
Michael Henderson (sophos@gne.com.au)
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mob)
+61 2 9957 5575 (fax)</p>

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