Sophos wins VB100 for Windows Server 2008 protection

Graham Cluley

The hot news that has arrived in my inbox is that the latest edition of Virus Bulletin magazine has been published, and it includes some good news for users protected by Sophos’s anti-virus solutions.

The June 2010 edition of Virus Bulletin goes into detail about how its independent testing labs put 33 security products from different vendors through their paces on the Windows Server 2008 platform, examining how well they protected against known malware and the quality of the proactive protection against new, unknown attacks.

Virus Bulletin awarded Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.0.5 the prestigious VB100 award for detecting all the in-the-wild viruses without false alarming, and also found that Sophos achieved a perfect 100% score against polymorphic malware. Sophos outperformed a number of other products which…

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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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.