Sophos wins VB100 award for Windows Vista protection

Graham Cluley

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 35 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 Business Edition SP2 x32 platform.

It sounds tacky to blow our own trumpet, but hey, Sophos did rather well so lets toot the horn.

The magazine described Sophos’s anti-virus solution as “a worthy winner” with “detection rates very impressive across all the sets.” This is the 48th time Sophos has won the VB100 award from the independent testers at Virus Bulletin for its protection capabilities.

As is now becoming standard, Virus Bulletin also ran the RAP (“Reactive and Proactive”) test they introduced earlier this year, helping users form a better impression of the…

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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.