The AMTSO Contact List is intended to facilitate fair and open notification of upcoming tests. The system is maintained by AMTSO to support our Standards project; to be confirmed as compliant with our Standards, each test must show that potential participants were given proper notice, and using the Contact List system is the simplest and clearest way to ensure this requirement is met.

Who is on the list?

Below you will find a list of all companies currently subscribed to the AMTSO Contact List system:

  • Avast

    Avast

    AVG

    AVG

    Avira

    Avira

    Bitdefender

    Bitdefender

    Carbon Black

    Carbon Black

    CHOMAR

    CHOMAR

    CrowdStrike

    CrowdStrike

    Cylance

    Cylance

    Endgame

    Endgame

    ESET

    ESET

    F-Secure

    F-Secure

    FireEye

    FireEye

    G Data

    G Data

    Intego

    Intego

    K7 Computing

    K7 Computing

    Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab

    Max Secure Software

    Max Secure Software

    McAfee

    McAfee

    Microsoft

    Microsoft

    Panda Security

    Panda Security

    Quick Heal

    Quick Heal

    Sophos

    Sophos

    Symantec

    Symantec

    TG Soft

    TG Soft

    Trend Micro

    Trend Micro

    VIPRE

    VIPRE

    Watchdog

    Watchdog

    Webroot

    Webroot

  • AV-Comparatives

    AV-Comparatives

    AV-Test

    AV-Test

    MRG Effitas

    MRG Effitas

    SE Labs

    SE Labs

    SKD Labs

    SKD Labs

    Veszprog

    Veszprog

    Virus Bulletin

    Virus Bulletin

How does it work?

The Contact List gathers all approved and official points of contact for both testers and security product vendors in one place.

AMTSO provides multiple subdivisions of the list, as follows:

Vendors – directs mail to all product vendors registered with the AMTSO Contact List
Testers – directs mail to all testers registered with the AMTSO Contact List
All – directs mail to everyone registered with the AMTSO Contact List

When a test lab issues a formal notification of an upcoming test, the notification message can be submitted to AMTSO to be sent out to the Contact List participants. An option is provided to send only to vendors (for example, if a tester wishes to keep a new test design relatively private from their business rivals).

AMTSO may also use the system to distribute messages to particular groups, such as sending requests for testing services to the Testers section of the Contact List.

If a participant wishes to get in touch with another participant directly, contact details can be requested from AMTSO. On joining the system, an option is provided to make your contact address readily accessible to AMTSO members via the private AMTSO member site.

How can I sign up?

Participation in the AMTSO Contact List system is open to both AMTSO members and non-members.

To be added to the Vendor section, applications must come from companies providing products and/or services in the security space. To join the Tester section, applicants must represent recognized indpendent professional testing labs currently engaged in some form of anti-malware testing.

Anyone outside these categories may also sign up to the list, however traffic to the “all” group is likely to be minimal.

The recipient address provided to the Contact List should ideally NOT be individual or personal email addresses; instead, we encourage all participants to operate internal mailing groups to direct incoming mail to the most relevant people or teams.

Example: Rather than adding both steve@testlabx.com and dave@testlabx.com to the Contact List, use something like amtso_cl@testlabx.com, and add both Steve and Dave (and anyone else who would benefit from AMTSO notifications) to the amtso_cl distribution group within your organization’s mail system.

You should also consider the addresses supplied to the AMTSO Contact List as semi-public – while we try to discourage any open sharing of the addresses included in the list, any list participant may request the contact address for any other participant, and AMTSO cannot guarantee that addresses shared in this way will be kept confidential.

To become part of the AMTSO Contact List system, please provide your details using the application form.

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