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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