Sophos Gets Tops Marks from Leading Independent Antivirus Tester

Sophos Press Release

Sophos scores highest in new AV-Comparatives report on system performance

BOSTON, MA – June 4, 2013 – Sophos received top marks in the latest report from AV-Comparatives, a leading international testing lab. The report, titled “Impact of Anti-Virus Software on System Performance,” evaluated twenty one of the world’s leading security products on a PC running under Windows 7.

The testing lab prepared a total of 545 infection scenarios, and Sophos’ antivirus offering tied for the highest score among the products reviewed. It also received an “Advanced +” award, based on the lab’s assessment of the overall results.

“We value the work of independent testing labs like AV-Comparatives, as they help vendors like Sophos to strengthen our offerings, while providing consumers and businesses great insight so that they can make better informed decisions,” said Mark Harris, vice president, engineering, Sophos. “This latest recognition validates the great work of our team, which is committed to developing complete security solutions to combat advanced threats.”

In related testing news, Virus Bulletin, another leading independent lab awarded Sophos with a VBSpam award for its comparative anti-spam testing. This marks the 20th time that Sophos has received this honor for its Sophos Email Appliance. Additionally, Sophos recently received a VB100 award for Sophos Endpoint Security and Control as part of Virus Bulletin’s comparative review on Windows XP Professional SP3.

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