Sophos wins VB100 award for virus protection

VB100 award for June 2009
The folks at Virus Bulletin magazine have published their latest edition, including details of their most recent comparative test of anti-malware products.

Virus Bulletin tested 22 products from different vendors, examining their ability to detect 100% of the in-the-wild viruses without false alarming – this time on the 64-bit version of the Windows 2003 Server platform.

Sophos came through with flying colours, with the magazine describing the detection rates as “really quite excellent across the board”. This is the 47th time Sophos has won the VB100 award from the independent testers at Virus Bulletin for its protection capabilities.

As is becoming normal, Virus Bulletin also ran their new RAP (“Reactive and Proactive”) test, helping readers form a better impression of the heuristic and generic proactive detection capabilities of security software – specifically how well products perform against the malware that has appeared after vendors submitted their products for the test. Sophos outperformed a number of competitors in this important test.

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Well done to the guys and gals in SophosLabs for doing so well.

You can find full details of the review in the June 2009 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine (Sorry, I think you need to be a paid-up subscriber to VB to read it).

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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