Android users take note: AV-Test reviews Sophos Mobile Security 3.0

AV-Test-certifiedIn its latest round of product reviews, AV-Test gave high marks to Sophos Mobile Security version 3.0, our free antivirus app for Android smartphones and tablets. We passed the evaluation to earn AV-Test certification, scoring well in all categories: protection, usability, and feature-set.

Sophos Mobile Security detected 99.9% of the more than 2,000 malicious apps included in the test, earning us a 5.5 out of 6 in the protection category.

In the usability category, AV-Test gave Sophos Mobile Security a score of 6 out of 6, noting that the app does not slow down the device during normal usage; does not impact battery life; and does not generate too much traffic.

AV-Test also recognized Sophos Mobile Security for its comprehensive feature-set, including: remote locate/lock/wipe capability; call blocker; anti-spam; safe browsing; and data protection.

You can see the full AV-Test report on Sophos Mobile Security, and compare the scores of our free app to Android security offerings from other vendors, on the AV-Test website.

Sophos Mobile Security for Android

Sophos Mobile Security for Android is a free app available on Google Play.

Sophos Mobile Security

Sophos Mobile Security is a robust yet lightweight app that protects your Android devices without compromising performance or battery life. Using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs, it automatically scans apps as you install them. Other features include a privacy advisor, encryption, and per-app password protection that you can set up for sensitive apps like your email.

We’ve received several awards and many great reviews for Sophos Mobile Security, which has been downloaded more than 100,000 times from Google Play.

AV-Test also gave us a positive review back in August, prior to our 3.0 release: 5 out of 6 for protection and 6 out of 6 for usability. We added even more features in our latest release, including web protection against phishing and malicious websites, password protection for applications, and faster scanning.

In September, AV-Comparatives gave us a positive review, crediting us with making our free Sophos Mobile Security app into a “comprehensive security suite.” And 01net recognized Sophos Mobile Security as one of the top 10 Android security apps (ranking us ahead of vendors such as Kaspersky, Trend Micro and AVG).

Sophos Mobile Security is also available as an enterprise version you can manage through Mobile Control, our mobile device management and security product.

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