Sophos won the VB100 award for its malware detection
It security and control firm Sophos today announced that Sophos
Endpoint Security and Control has been awarded the accolade of
VB100 in the April 2009 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine.
The test was on the Windows XP SP3 platform and Sophos
successfully detected all the in-the-wild viruses without false
alarming - the 46th VB100 that Sophos has received.
Virus Bulletin ran their new RAP ("Reactive and Proactive")
test, to enable readers to form a better impression of the
heuristic and generic proactive detection capabilities of security
software - specifically how well products perform against the
malware that has appeared after vendors submitted their products
for the test.
"The Sophos product proved very smooth and quick to install, and
was another one of the select few that offered to remove
conflicting third-party software. Detection rates were solid and
respectable across the set, [and the] WildList presented no
issues," wrote Virus Bulletin in its review.
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: