Kaspersky Lab joins anti-spam product developers’ consortium

Kaspersky Lab has become a charter member of the Anti-Spam Product Developers’ Consortium. The consortium was established by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, the global information security specialist.

The consortium brings together developers of anti-spam solutions from different countries to share information and experience to create an independent source of information on anti-spam solutions and to advance anti-spam technologies.

“A primary goal for the Anti-Spam Product Developers’ Consortium is to provide buyers of anti-spam products with a credible and objective source for information on the security and capabilities of the anti-spam products they are considering,” said George Japak, vice president of ICSA Labs. “ICSA Labs looks forward to working with Kaspersky Lab and will draw on its expertise within the anti-spam arena to assist ICSA Labs in developing standards and definitions that allow for objective product analysis.”

At the consortium’s charter meeting on May 22, 2007 in Las Vegas, members will discuss the criteria that ICSA Labs proposes for anti-spam product certification testing. Following feedback on and acceptance by the consortium members of the proposed criteria, ICSA Labs will accept products for anti-spam certification testing. Finalizing the terminology for anti-spam product certification testing will also facilitate more effective training for end users.

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