Antivirus Towards a Better Method Evaluation

The solutions editors of safety joined within an organization of which the mission is to improve objectivity, the quality and the relevance of the current methods of evaluation of the antiviruses.

All the editors of antivirus are able to quote a study which is favorable for them. Difficult thus for the consumer to distinguish the good grain of the ryegrass, the more so as the current tests are not truly any more revealing of the real effectiveness of a solution, being satisfied for the majority to check that an antivirus is able to detect the malwares identified in its own base of signatures.

All plain around the same cause

Recently formed, the purpose of Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) is to bring an answer to these problems. The organization which federates several great...

names of the field of the computer security like BitDefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, Panda Software or Trend Micro, thus has just formalized its charter and announces for 2008:

* A discussion forum on the tests of antimalwares and produced relative
* The development and the communication of objective standards and better practices for the realization of the tests of the antimalwares and other security solutions
* The promotion of the education and the knowledge of the topics relating to the evaluation of the associated antimalwares and produced
* Tools and resources to support methodologies of tests based on the standards
* An analysis criticizes current tests and to come

The task of the AMTSO is likely to be relatively difficult but the will posted by its members seems manifest.

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