Sophos wins VB100 award for SUSE Linux protection

Filed Under: Linux, Malware

The latest edition of Virus Bulletin magazine has tested a slew of Linux anti-virus products.

Symantec and McAfee were amongst the security vendors who opted not to participate in the test, leaving some nine products in the running.

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 some of the products from competing firms, and earning a VB100 award.

More information about the test can be found in the February 2010 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine, published today.

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

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