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Title: West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: mantra on October 17, 2003, 01:31:03 PM
has avast this recognition?



http://www.check-mark.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Waldo on October 17, 2003, 02:08:45 PM
No avast, doesn't have it yet :( ...although it's capable of getting it :)

I think i quit (to) expensive to participate.

I think it could be a good thing to get it though. As it seems almost all the other major Av's have it. It's a hard thing to get, but pays off in the end.

Kind regards,

Waldo





Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Lisandro on October 17, 2003, 02:09:20 PM
I think Alwil was not submitted to this test yet  ::)

"The Checkmark has been developed as an independent testing and standards organisation delivering a high degree of confidence that those products and services which contain the Checkmark can be relied upon to an identified standard. West Coast Labs test products at regular intervals against the individual testing criteria. This testing procedure ensures that a product carrying the Checkmark has achieved that security standard at the time it was tested"

See http://www.check-mark.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl
The avast! logo is not there...  :'(

Thanks mantra for the link!
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Waldo on October 17, 2003, 02:18:01 PM
Also take a look to this post i made a month or 2 ago...

But people never took the time to reply  :-\

http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=642

Kind regards,

Waldo
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Pavel on October 17, 2003, 02:26:37 PM
has avast this recognition?

http://www.check-mark.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl
No and we do not plan to join it in the near future. Well, all this certification stuff is about money only - we do not have problems to pass form the technical point of view. Currently we think that ONE such certification (from older and more recognized ICSA) is enough for us :). I have explained this to Checkmark marketing department recently as well!

Pavel
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Lisandro on October 17, 2003, 02:35:02 PM
has avast this recognition?

http://www.check-mark.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl
Currently we think that ONE such certification (from older and more recognized ICSA) is enough for us :).
Pavel

Which recognized ICSA did avast! was submitted?  ;)
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: macman on October 19, 2003, 11:02:27 AM
All this certification stuff may just be about money, but at the end of the day most users are not technical experts.Most of us rely on the technical expertise of others and the more independent those technical experts are, then the more confidence we have in the product... be it free or paid for. Lets be honest, most of us run only one anti-virus program. If it doesn't find any problems we are happy, but that does not necessarily mean we are virus or worm free. That independent assessment is important for Avast and all other anti-virus software producers.
"Happy is the man with one watch for he knows the correct time". :) ::)
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Lisandro on October 19, 2003, 01:58:15 PM
That independent assessment is important for Avast and all other anti-virus software producers.

Ok, I agree with you. I'm just wainting for Pavel's answer for my question: Which recognized ICSA did avast! was submitted?  ;D
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: MWassef on October 19, 2003, 02:17:25 PM
has avast this recognition?

http://www.check-mark.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl
No and we do not plan to join it in the near future. Well, all this certification stuff is about money only - we do not have problems to pass form the technical point of view. Currently we think that ONE such certification (from older and more recognized ICSA) is enough for us :). I have explained this to Checkmark marketing department recently as well!

Pavel

Pavel,
I can't find Avast4 in both
Anti-Virus Scanner Detection Certification (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/certprod.shtml)
Anti-Virus Scanner Cleaning Certification  (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/clean_certprod.shtml)
in which field is Avast's cert. exactly ? ??? ???
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Pavel on October 19, 2003, 02:29:50 PM
Pavel,
I can't find Avast4 in both
Anti-Virus Scanner Detection Certification (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/certprod.shtml)
Anti-Virus Scanner Cleaning Certification  (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/clean_certprod.shtml)
in which field is Avast's cert. exactly ? ??? ???

I admit I did not check ICCA pages for quite long time. I do not know the reason why avast isn't mentioned there (in Scanner detection section). Will check this on Monday - I know it IS certified :)

Pavel
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Culpeper on October 20, 2003, 02:58:57 AM
It seems back when I started using Avast that Alwil was on the ICCA list.
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: macman on October 22, 2003, 10:46:11 AM
Pavel,
I can't find Avast4 in both
Anti-Virus Scanner Detection Certification (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/certprod.shtml)
Anti-Virus Scanner Cleaning Certification  (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/clean_certprod.shtml)
in which field is Avast's cert. exactly ? ??? ???

I admit I did not check ICCA pages for quite long time. I do not know the reason why avast isn't mentioned there (in Scanner detection section). Will check this on Monday - I know it IS certified :)

Pavel
So where did the Monday check leave us????
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: Pavel on October 22, 2003, 01:50:47 PM
So where did the Monday check leave us????
Still no response  ???

Pavel
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: MWassef on October 25, 2003, 10:04:12 AM
So where did the Monday check leave us????
Still no response  ???

Pavel

Pavel,
ICSA has put Avast32 as a certified product in thier Anti-Virus Detection  (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/certification/certprod.shtml)page  ;D ;D
So, what about Avast4? ::)
(what I can not understand that ICSA tested Avast4 last July (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/notes/tr0703.shtml) and last August (http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/notes/tr0803.shtml) and it passed the tests ;), but only Avast32 is certified ??? ??? )
Title: Re:West Coast Lab's Checkmark
Post by: kojak on October 26, 2003, 03:39:06 PM
It seems back when I started using Avast that Alwil was on the ICCA list.

Your write that in the past tense.  What is avast! current certification/testing results, if any?