Reader beware when test results are used in marketing

In any industry, promotion and marketing are a vital part of the sales process, first attracting the attention of potential customers and then persuading them to opt for your product over those of your rivals. Test data has always been a key part of this, as the informed input of expert, independent testing organizations is often the clearest and most reliable guide to which products perform the best or are most suited to a given situation.

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AMTSO rejects baseless allegations

For the past ten years AMTSO has been a forum for both cybersecurity vendors and testers as they collaborate to improve the objectivity, quality, and transparency in security testing methodologies. Our members worked hard to produce a testing standard that we believe, if followed, provides customers with the appropriate data, context and information they need to choose their security products. Throughout the past year and a half, we’ve seen this voluntary standard embraced by many testers and vendors worldwide. We were disappointed that one of our members chose to file an antitrust lawsuit against us and other AMTSO members. We were even more surprised at their allegation that our organization… Read More

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How the AMTSO Standard can improve testing

The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) was formed in 2008 as an industry organization dedicated to improving the reliability and transparency of anti-malware testing. Since that time, we have leveraged the expertise and resources of our industry-wide membership to provide advice, guidance, and assistance in the design, implementation, and communication of testing practices.

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