Sophos Endpoint 9.5 wins VB100 award for Windows Vista protection

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The folks at Virus Bulletin magazine have just published their latest edition, including details of their most recent comparative test of anti-malware products.

Virus Bulletin tested an astonishing 54 products from different vendors, examining their ability to detect 100% of the in-the-wild viruses without false alarming – this time on the Windows Vista platform (Business Edition, SP 2).

The newly released Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.5.0 (who names our products? Couldn’t they have made that name a bit longer?) performed admirably, and was given the prestigious VB100 award for detecting all the in-the-wild viruses – in both on-demand and on-access modes – without false alarming.

The magazine’s testing team also found that Sophos achieved a perfect 100% score against polymorphic malware. Sophos…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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