Vexira with MS?
Antony at SOFT-SOLUTIONS.CO.UK
Wed Oct 15 15:40:32 IST 2003
On Wednesday 15 October 2003 3:22 pm, Nathan Johanson wrote:
> Funny, there are some notable scanners missing from the certification
Well, ICSA certification is a very expensive process, and not all companies
can afford to go through it for the difference it might make to their sales.
Also, once a company has certification, it continues to be expensive, because
you need to pay for retesting of new versions of the software as they're
I think it's one of those things where some people want to pay for a product
with a certificate (and don't mind the extra cost that adds on), some people
want to pay for a product which works (and prefer to save money if it's less
than a competing product with the added certification cost).
eg: Some people buy Check Point firewalls for $$$$ (or ££££ etc) - some
people know that Linux/netfilter/iptables can do the job they need, so they
use that, even though it hasn't got the certification the Check Point product
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Trudeau [mailto:chris at TRUDEAU.ORG]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 8:13 AM
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Re: Vexira with MS?
> be aware that using just ANY AV could be risky...there are a lot of
> about the viability and inability of certain vendors to provide
> libraries in
> a reasonable period of time after an outbreak on this list (see
> Take a look at this site:
> icsalabs..is an extension of TruSecure Corp and they provide a
> program for security products including firewalls and VPNS. Their AV
> certification lab is well run and up to date on which products are
> certified. There is certain criteria that the labs requires of member
> product vendors such as 24-hour release of signatures and several other
> standard requirements.
> I have always been a proponent of knowing what I'm buying, so making a
> purchasing requirement such as an ISCA certification is an easy
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