Sophos Anti-Virus has won the VB100 award again
Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, today
announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for
Linux has been awarded the accolade of VB100 by Virus Bulletin
magazine. This is the 37th time that Sophos Anti-Virus has won a
prestigious VB100 award, confirming its ability to detect 100% of
the viruses in the wild, and its position as one of the most
powerful virus protection products available.
Virus Bulletin tested 16 different anti-virus products for their
detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning on the
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 platform. Sophos
successfully detected all of the in-the-wild viruses with no false
alarms, outperforming a number of other vendors.
"Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux impressed during the tests with its
excellent scanning speed and detection rates," said John Hawes,
technical consultant at Virus Bulletin. "With no misses in the
wild, and no false positives, Sophos earns itself another VB100
"Unprotected Linux computers that interact with Windows and
other platforms can introduce a real threat to businesses. Although
Windows malware hosted on Linux computers remains the greatest
threat, the appearance of the Froot worm last
month has been a timely reminder that businesses that malicious
code written for Microsoft operating systems isn't the only
problem," said Graham
Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Sophos
customers can rest assured that our anti-virus defense for Linux is
as strong as it is for other platforms."
All Sophos products use the same technology to protect against
viruses, worms, spyware, Trojan horses and other malware, ensuring
consistently high detection rates across all operating systems.
About the Virus Bulletin 100% award
The Virus Bulletin 100% awards recognise those products best
able to detect viruses known to be 'in the wild'. Unlike some other
similar-sounding schemes, Virus Bulletin uses the most up-to-date
WildList in its tests. This means that products that are 'up with
the game' are the ones most likely to be granted VB100 awards. More
information about Virus Bulletin can be found on its website:
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.