Sophos Anti-Virus has successfully achieved a perfect 100%
on-demand detection score against in-the-wild viruses in the latest
series of tests conducted by AV-Test.Org.
AV-Test.Org's independent tests evaluated different anti-virus
products for their detection rates under various flavours of
Sophos outperformed a number of competing products in the Linux
tests - including solutions from Computer Associates, F-Secure,
Kaspersky, Panda and Trend - which failed to spot some of the
commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses.
Furthermore, Sophos Anti-Virus was the only product to detect
every single in-the-wild virus in the on-demand detection tests
conducted on the FreeBSD platform.
The full results can be found at www.av-test.org.
AV-Test.org is a joint research project of the University of
Magdeburg and GEGA IT-Solutions GbR. The Otto-von-Guericke
University Magdeburg is located in Germany and has over 13500
students. The tests are conducted in the research labs at the
Workgroup Business Information Systems at the Institute of
Technical and Business Information systems. Currently, the virus
test lab has two professors and approximately 15 students working
regularly on virus replication, analysis and tests of anti-virus
products. GEGA IT-Solutions GbR is a security consultancy company
with a special focus on computer virus incidents.