Sophos wins VB100 on Windows XP

Sophos Press Release

Virus Bulletin publishes new comparative test

Sophos won the VB100 award for its malware detection 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:

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