Version Sophos Home Premium 2.0.4
Developer Sophos Inc.
Sophos was founded by Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer and began producing its first antivirus and encryption products in 1985. During the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Sophos primarily developed and sold a range of security technologies in the UK, including encryption tools available for most users (private or business). In the late 1990s, Sophos concentrated its efforts on the development and sale of antivirus technology, and embarked on a program of international expansion.
Sophos Group plc is an English security software and hardware company. Sophos develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management. Sophos is primarily focused on providing security software to the mid market and pragmatic enterprise from 100 to 5000 Seat organizations. Whilst not a primary focus, Sophos also protects home users, through a free antivirus software (Sophos Home) intended to demonstrate product functionality.
INSTALLATION & SETUP
Installation is somewhat different to normal antivirus applications. Sophos Home Premium is a cloud based application, which makes it a true novelty for home users. Once you set and activated your personal online account, all configuration settings are easily set from the available detection and protection area’s.
Sophos released its latest version of what it simply calls Sophos Home (free) and Sophos Home Premium (paid). As it stands, the set of features, cloud-based configuration, and price make it an outstanding offer.
Its Mac anti-virus performance, it’s not perfect. AV-TEST found it detected 98.4 percent of macOS malware, over 95 percent of macOS PUA, and over 99 percent of Windows malware. The scores are based on the at the time available databases which are constantly being updated.
- MacOS malware was found as soon as a (infected) file was unzipped from an archive. It also prevents from loading malicious web-pages software via the WICAR test site. All test were intercepted by Sophos ! Well done Sophos.