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CA Anti-Virus 2007 Receives World’s First Certification On Windows Vista


CA Anti-Virus 2007 now Checkmark Certified by West Coast Labs On the Windows Vista Home Premium Platform

ISLANDIA, N.Y., February 8, 2007 – CA, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today announced that CA Anti-Virus 2007, for home and home office, has received Checkmark certification from West Coast Labs on the Windows Vista Home Premium platform, meeting independent criteria for protection against viruses. This is the first product of its kind to be independently certified on the new Windows Vista operating system.

“The Checkmark System certifies information security products to real-world standards,” said Chris Thomas, operations director at West Coast Labs. “This Certification for CA Anti-Virus is an acknowledgement of the speed with which they are responding to market needs.”

CA Anti-Virus provides comprehensive protection, detection and elimination of thousands of computer viruses, worms, and Trojan Horse programs with low system overhead. It includes daily automatic updates; automatic e-mail scanning; scheduled and on-demand scanning; real-time advanced heuristic scanning; interactive virus detection messages; a file exclusion list; and archive scanning.

“With the first Internet security product to receive Windows Vista certification from West Coast Labs, CA Anti-Virus customers now have an added level of assurance in a secure online experience as they migrate to the new operating system,” said David Luft, senior vice president of product development for CA. “We will continue to deliver the industry’s best security solutions, so that all PC users can effectively protect themselves against the viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other threats that can wreak so much havoc on their PCs.”

About CA Home & Home Office

CA Home and Home Office products are offered by leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and are used by more than 13 million consumers. The products are based on CA’s enterprise-grade solutions and include a full range of security and utility software solutions. For more information, please visit

About West Coast Labs

WCL is an independent technical consultancy, specializing in the independent testing and validation of the functionality and performance of information security products and services.

With a global client base among the world’s leading security technology developers, WCL has a reputation for technical expertise, quality of service and independence. Tests are carried out with pre-defined objectives, to agreed criteria and within a structured methodology appropriate to the individual test.

About Checkmark Certification

Owned by West Coast Labs, Checkmark brings a superior quality testing and certification service to technology developers through independent, industry-accepted standards on product effectiveness and performance for the benefit of corporate end-users and decision-makers. Far more than a static record of functionality tests, The Checkmark system is a proactive process of delivering critical product information, certification and performance data to support decision-makers’ information-gathering and decision-making processes in a wide range of security technology sectors.

About CA

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit


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