03-05-2012 08:30 PM
Real world, whole product testing is fine. However, if malware already exists on a computer, on-demand testing is required.
Symantec performed poorly on the last on-demand testing by AV-Comparatives. Instead of pulling out of AV-Comparatives, strengthen your on-demand scanning!!
03-05-2012 10:59 PM
So just weeks after a scare regarding source code hacking they pull from a comparison test !!!
I could be totally wrong but I'm reading between the lines.
I would say enter the test and prove to the users it's still the top notch, safest AV out there.
03-06-2012 02:21 AM
Your response is good but is not enough.What do u mean about real world tests?offline on-demand test is not real world test?how many of people have an internet connection always for cloud based scanning(That will be wonderfull when you see Norton is not using cloud based scanning in all of cases in on-demand scanning!!!)? How many people infected with USB ports every year?
I think you say:
Real-World test is every things comes from Internet and network attacks!!! All of people thinks wrong and Symantec thinks true.
I think you must add an scanning engine in your product that has a good database and proactive detection for offline users with little size of database.
03-08-2012 04:59 AM
"Our philosophy is to participate in tests that have high relevance and meaning for consumers, and most accurately align with their real-world need for comprehensive protection and machine cleanup from evolving online threats. We will continue to seek out and participate in a range of tests that meet these standards to measure our products’ efficacy and performance."
lol, poor explanation....
r you saying that the Real-World test of AV-comparitives does not meet your "standards"? With your "standards", do you mean marketing standards? cos you state that you participate only in real-world tests, but how come that Norton takes part in Virusbulletin etc which do ONLY static detection tests and nothing comparable to the real-world protection tests provided by AV-Comparitives? plz explain
03-08-2012 05:38 AM