Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows Me has been awarded the VB 100% award in the February 2002 edition of Virus Bulletin. This is the 15th time Sophos Anti-Virus has won a VB 100% award, confirming its position as one of the most powerful virus protection products available.
Virus Bulletin tested 18 different anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning. Sophos not only detected all the in-the-wild virus samples it was tested against, but also came out with a perfect score in the false alarm test.
Sophos outperformed a number of competing products which missed some of the commonly encountered in-the-wild viruses, including Computer Associates InoculateIT, Kaspersky Anti-Virus and F-Secure Anti-Virus.
"Sophos's high detection rate is consistently verified by independent tests," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Sophos customers have learnt to expect not only the best in customer service and technical support, but also first class protection against viruses, worms and Trojan horses."
Sophos Anti-Virus uses the same virus-finding engine in all of its products, ensuring a similarly high detection rate across all platforms.
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 VB 100% awards.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.