Sophos wins VB100 award on Windows Vista x64 platform

Sophos Press Release

Virus Bulletin recognises quality of Sophos's detection rates in comparative test

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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 Endpoint Security and Control has been awarded the accolade of VB100 in the December 2008 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine.

This is the 44th time that Sophos 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 anti-malware products available.

Virus Bulletin tested a large number of different anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false alarms, and speed of scanning on Windows Vista x64. Sophos successfully detected all of the in-the-wild viruses with no false alarms, outperforming a number of other vendors.

"[Sophos's] product impressed our tester with its speed of installation, well laid out interface and depth of configuration," 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: 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.