Sophos Endpoint 9.5 wins VB100 award for Windows Vista protection

VB100 August 2010
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 outperformed a number of other products which failed to pass the tests.

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As you may be aware, the new version of Sophos’s solution includes Live Protection, which uses in-the-cloud technology to deliver efficient, proactive security – but this isn’t included in Virus Bulletin’s current testing regime.

You can find full details of the test in the August 2010 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine (Sorry, I think you may need to be a paid-up VB subscriber to read it).

Don’t forget that you can read more about Sophos’s long track record in independent comparative tests on our reviews page.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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