ICSA Labs is seeking industry input as it creates test criteria for endpoint security products that will ultimately be used to certify whether the products are up to par.
Its mission is to draw up criteria against which to test products including anti-malware, personal firewalls and host IDS/IPS software. Another goal is to evaluate these products as components of larger security strategies.
The consortium will also produce a list of best practices pertaining to securing endpoints.
ICSA has already drawn up a draft of the criteria that it plans to use in certifying these products, and the consortium is reviewing it. Once the consortium accepts a set of criteria, ICSA will start accepting products to test against them, the company says.
ICSA runs similar batteries of tests against other products, and if they pass, certifies them.
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