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CA Security Solutions Earn Checkmark Certification For Detecting Spyware, Viruses And Trojans


Independent Tests Confirm Effectiveness Of CA’s Threat Management.

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 13, 2006 – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced that its anti-spyware and antivirus solutions for the enterprise and consumer markets have been awarded Checkmark certifications by West Coast Labs, a leading independent testing organization for information security products.
The Checkmark System is a quality testing and certification service with established, independent standards on product effectiveness. It is a global service, which benefits both technology developers and information security buyers and decision makers.

“Checkmark Certification once again confirms that CA’s threat management solutions deliver superb protection from the growing spectrum of spyware and related security threats faced by today’s enterprise,” said Sam Curry, vice president of security management at CA. “CA customers around the world benefit every day from this protection—as well as the ease our solutions bring to the task of administering security across increasingly large and complex IT environments.”

eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware Corporate and Consumer editions, along with the newly released CA Integrated Threat Management were awarded the Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus and Trojan Checkmark certifications, for detecting a variety of backdoors, downloaders, exploits, proxies, RATs, password stealers, crackers, hijackers, Trojans, keyloggers, viruses and other assorted malware.

eTrust Antivirus, eTrust EZ Antivirus and CA Integrated Threat Management were awarded Anti-Virus Level 1 Certification for detecting all viruses “in the wild.” eTrust Antivirus and CA Integrated Threat Management also received Anti-Virus Level 2 Certification for disinfecting all viruses “in the wild” and were “Trojan Certified” for detecting all Trojans in the relevant test suites.

“Checkmark standards are continuously being developed to ensure they are an accurate reflection of real-world situations and changing technology advances,” said Chris Thomas, Operations Director for West Coast Labs. “Checkmark Certification is an acknowledgement that CA solutions have satisfied all the criteria outlined in the test suites for protection against malware.”

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About West Coast Labs

West Coast Labs is an independent organization, which tests information security products. West Coast Labs has also developed the Checkmark certification system into one of the world’s foremost certification programs. More information about West Coast Labs and Checkmark Certification is available online at and

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