Sophos Ranked #1 in Malware Detection

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 Ranked #1 in Malware Detection

MRG Effitas conducted a commissioned test comparing endpoint protection products’ ability to detect malware and potentially unwanted applications. Six different vendors, including Sophos, were reviewed in the test. This report will serve as an excellent proof point for Sophos. Some highlights of the report include:

  • Sophos ranked #1 at detecting malware. Sophos had an automatic block rate of 99.19% and a miss rate of 0.81%, half as much as next competitor. The percent of samples missed was over 11 times smaller than the average of the other vendors included in the study.
  • Sophos ranked #1 at detecting potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Sophos detected 100% of the PUAs in the test, which is important as the sample contained a high number of cryptominers (aka coinminers) that are used in cryptojacking. Comparatively, four of the six vendors tested missed between 47% and 69% of PUAs.
  • Sophos’ false positive rate according to MRG Effitas was 0.05%, which is even more impressive when considering the corresponding best-in-class detection rates of in-the-wild malware and potentially unwanted applications.

Almost 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyber attack.*

For more information about Malware, call Eric Schueler, HRCT’s Senior V.P. of Information Technology. (757) 255-8905


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