The chaps at Virus Bulletin magazine have just published details of their latest comparative test.
Okay, lets get the basic stuff out of the way first. The test was on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 platform and Sophos successfully detected all the in-the-wild viruses without false alarming – earning itself a coveted VB100 award (the 45th that Sophos has received).
Huzzah! Well done to the chaps in our labs and development for that, but what’s most interesting I think is that this is the first time that Virus Bulletin has introduced a new testing format to its bi-monthly comparative reviews.
Called RAP (“Reactive and Proactive”) testing, the idea is that readers should get a better idea of the capabilities of security software, specifically how products perform against the most recent malware that has emerged around the world.
However, as its name suggests RAP goes beyond reactive…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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