Sophos Anti-Virus has won the VB100 award again
Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, today
announced that Sophos
Anti-Virus has been awarded the accolade of VB100 by Virus
Bulletin magazine. This is the 38th 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 37 different anti-virus products for their
detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning on the
Windows XP SP2 platform. Sophos successfully detected all of the
in-the-wild viruses (as well as identifying 100% of the file,
polymorphic, worms, DOS and macro viruses) with no false alarms,
outperforming a number of other vendors.
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"Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP performed impressively during
the tests with its simple installation, in-depth configuration
options and excellent detection rates," said John Hawes, technical
consultant at Virus Bulletin. "By protecting against all the
in-the-wild viruses without false positives, Sophos earns itself
another VB100 award."
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.