Sophos awarded VB100 in Windows Server 2003 R2 comparative anti-virus test

Filed Under: Malware, SophosLabs

VB100 awarded to Sophos in October 2013 comparative testThe latest edition of Virus Bulletin magazine includes a comparative test of 36 different anti-virus products, exploring their ability to reliably detect malware on the Windows Server 2003 R2 platform.

Just as with the tests that Virus Bulletin conducts on other operating system platforms, the VB100 title is only awarded if a product is capable of detecting all in-the-wild viruses in both on-demand and on-access modes without suffering from any false positives.

Sophos performed well in the tests, outperforming a number of competing firms, and was awarded the VB100 title by detecting 100% of the viruses in Virus Bulletin's "in-the-wild" collection and not having any false alarms.

Virus Bulletin's Technical Consultant & Test Team Director John Hawes praised Sophos's stability, and highlighted our consecutive awards:

“Sophos put in a very strong performance in our latest comparative, easily earning VB100 certification and achieving good scores in all our measures. Stability was particularly impressive, with no problems encountered at all even in heavy stress tests - this earns Sophos our highest possible rating of ‘Solid’ for a second consecutive test, one of only two products to achieve this feat.”

More information about this latest test can be found in the October 2012 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine, that has just been published.

Don't forget that you can see Sophos's long track record in independent comparative tests on Sophos's reviews page.

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3 Responses to Sophos awarded VB100 in Windows Server 2003 R2 comparative anti-virus test

  1. Carl · 656 days ago

    Well done Sophos :) Interestingly Norton didn't put themselves forward for this test? ESET are now up to 76 vb100's, so I think this makes them the all time favorite from.

  2. Jim · 656 days ago

    Shouldn't it be 2008 R2?

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