Sophos Ranks #1 in Exploit Protection

Sophos Ranks #1 in Exploit Protection

by Eric Schueler, Senior V.P. of Information Technology at HRCT.

At HRCT, our customers’ protection comes first. For the products we endorse, we seek out the best of the best for every solution and product. Sophos is a leader, ranking #1 in Malware detection.

Sophos Ranks #1 in Exploit Protection

MRG Effitas has developed reliable and repeatable exploit testing scenarios, and recently released its “Exploit and Post-Exploit Protection Test” report. Commissioned by Sophos, this report compares the exploit-stopping abilities of nine different endpoint products.

Sophos far outperformed other vendors at stopping exploits. Level 1 means that the product blocked the exploit, and Level 2 means that the exploit was missed but the attack was stopped via other methods.

Sophos blocked 34 out of 35 exploits tested, while the next-highest score was 22 out of 35. In fact, most vendors weren’t even able to stop half of the exploits that Sophos was able to stop.

More than 70% of attacks target small businesses.*

This test was a follow-up to MRG’s previous report on malware protection. In that commissioned report, Sophos ranked #1 for both malware protection and potentially unwanted application (PUA) protection.
To summarize the test results from the two MRG Effitas reports:

  • Sophos ranks #1 in exploit prevention
  • Sophos ranks #1 in malware protection
  • Sophos ranks #1 in potentially unwanted application prevention

For more information about Exploit Protection, call Eric Schueler, HRCT’s Senior V.P. of Information Technology. (757) 399-3350


Posted by Eric O. Schueler, A+, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, CSSA, ACSP – Senior V.P. of Information Technology at HRCT. Eric has been in the business of providing IT and consulting for small and medium business for more than 15 years.

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*National Cyber Security Alliance