Sophos Endpoint 9.5 wins VB100 award for Windows Vista protection

Filed Under: Malware

VB100 August 2010
The folks at Virus Bulletin magazine have just published their latest edition, including details of their most recent comparative test of anti-malware products.

Virus Bulletin tested an astonishing 54 products from different vendors, examining their ability to detect 100% of the in-the-wild viruses without false alarming - this time on the Windows Vista platform (Business Edition, SP 2).

The newly released Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.5.0 (who names our products? Couldn't they have made that name a bit longer?) performed admirably, and was given the prestigious VB100 award for detecting all the in-the-wild viruses - in both on-demand and on-access modes - without false alarming.

The magazine's testing team also found that Sophos achieved a perfect 100% score against polymorphic malware. Sophos outperformed a number of other products which failed to pass the tests.

As you may be aware, the new version of Sophos's solution includes Live Protection, which uses in-the-cloud technology to deliver efficient, proactive security - but this isn't included in Virus Bulletin's current testing regime.

You can find full details of the test in the August 2010 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine (Sorry, I think you may need to be a paid-up VB subscriber to read it).

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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One Response to Sophos Endpoint 9.5 wins VB100 award for Windows Vista protection

  1. Just frustrated · 1566 days ago

    so who do you recommend?eset?too complicated...kapersky?and give my cash to foreigners?grrr

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