Knowing the benefits of certification is important for security product vendors and enterprises to understand. The first step is to understand what certification is and what it is not.
The Anti-Virus Product Developers Consortium (AVPD) was established in 1991. This group was formed to provide an open forum in which developers could work toward common goals such as product testing, product certification, surveys, studies, and market research. Since then, the AVPD has developed into an international group of developers representing the market leaders on four continents. Over the past 19 years, the consortium has proven its success not only in strengthening the anti-virus industry, but also by increasing the safety of end users through the rigorous testing and certifying of anti-virus software.
ICSA Labs' Function
As the sponsor and facilitator of the consortium, ICSA Labs will provide dedicated project management to ensure that consortium objectives are met and that members are well informed. To help accomplish this, ICSA Labs will provide support resources as required and provide a variety of communications mechanisms.
Points of Contact
For information about membership of the ICSA Labs AVPD Consortium or to seek sponsorship of an ICSA Labs special project, please contact:
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