Free anti-virus for Mac named Best Anti-Malware solution at SC Awards

Who would have thought it? A free anti-virus program for Apple Macs being named best anti-malware solution ahead of those security products for boring old Windows.

Well, that’s exactly what happened at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2011, held last week at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Over 530 of the industry’s top companies saw Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition successfully beat rivals including products from McAfee, Kaspersky and Symantec to win the coveted title of Best Anti-Malware Solution, at the glittering awards dinner.

Naked Security’s own Carole Theriault was on hand to receive the award, flanked by Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot and dead-pan comedian Stewart Francis.

Carole was uncharacteristically lost for words when I asked her how she felt, but I think what has surprised all of us is just how open Mac users have been to the idea of securing their computers with anti-malware software.


Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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