It security and control firm Sophos today announced that Sophos
Endpoint Security and Control has been awarded the accolade of
VB100 in the February 2009 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine.
Sophos wins the VB100 award for its malware detection
The test was on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 platform and
Sophos successfully detected all the in-the-wild viruses without
false alarming - the 45th VB100 that Sophos has received.
Virus Bulletin has introduced a new testing format to its
bi-monthly comparative reviews called RAP ("Reactive and
Proactive") testing. The new method allows readers to get a better
idea of the capabilities of security software, specifically how
products perform against the most recent malware that has emerged
around the world.
Virus Bulletin tested a number of different anti-virus products
for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of
scanning on Linux 5.2. Sophos successfully detected 100% of viruses
in the wild viruses.
"The product installs simply and smoothly on this platform,
which is a prime target as one of the leading Linux setups in use
in enterprise. Scanning speeds were similarly pleasing,
particularly with the default settings, and lag times were among
the best on offer," 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
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