Security analysts closer on new way to test antivirus software

Antivirus vendors are closer to agreeing on a new way to test their software after widespread agreement that older antivirus tests can be misleading.AV-Test.org, a German antivirus testing organization, is meshing suggestions from vendors such as Symantec, Panda Software, and Trend Micro as well as its own for a new testing regime, said Maik Morgenstern, […]

Antivirus vendors are closer to agreeing on a new way to test their software after widespread agreement that older antivirus tests can be misleading.

AV-Test.org, a German antivirus testing organization, is meshing suggestions from vendors such as Symantec, Panda Software, and Trend Micro as well as its own for a new testing regime, said Maik Morgenstern, who conducts product tests at AV-Test.org.

The new testing proposal -- also supported by vendors Kaspersky Lab and F-Secure, as well as other testers such as Virus Bulletin -- will be presented next month at the Association of AntiVirus Asia Researchers 2007 conference in Seoul.

Companies supporting AV-Test.org's paper will try to marshal support from other security vendors, said Mark Kennedy, an antivirus engineer with Symantec.

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