VB100 win for Sophos in Virus Bulletin’s largest ever comparative review

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The April edition of Virus Bulletin has just been published, including the largest ever comparative review in the magazine’s 21 year history.

A total of 60 anti-virus products running on the Windows XP platform were put to the test, producing an exhaustive 45 page report examining the detection abilities of different security solutions.

Virus Bulletin awarded Sophos Endpoint Security and Control the prestigious VB100 award for detecting all the in-the-wild viruses without false alarming, describing its detection rates as “solid and assured”, and also found that Sophos achieved a perfect 100% score against polymorphic malware. Sophos outperformed a number of other products which failed to detect 100% of the viruses in the wild.

Furthermore, Sophos received “excellent scores” in Virus Bulletin’s proactive tests, which help users form a better impression of the heuristic and generic proactive detection…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.