Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows Server 2003 wins VB100 award

Sophos Press Release

Independent comparative test confirms quality of Sophos solution

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Sophos Anti-Virus has won the VB100 award again

Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus 7.0 has been awarded the accolade of VB100 in the February 2008 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine. This is the 40th 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 27 different anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning on the Windows Server 2003 platform. Sophos successfully detected all of the in-the-wild viruses (as well as identifying 100% of the file, polymorphic, worms and DOS viruses) with no false alarms, outperforming a number of other vendors.

In-the-wild: 100.00%
In-the-wild (on-access): 100.00%
File infector: 100.00%
Worms and bots: 100.00%
DOS: 100.00%
False positives: 0

"Congratulations to Sophos for achieving its 40th VB100 award," said John Hawes, technical consultant at Virus Bulletin. "Installation and configuration of Sophos's product slid by without any trouble, and it demonstrated excellent scanning speeds with its default settings. Its 100% detection of Virus Bulletin's in-the-wild virus collection meant it was a worthy recipient of 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: www.virusbtn.com.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com/company.