Checkmark Certification & Platinum Product Awards
The Checkmark Certification programs validate the functionality and performance of both content and network security technologies in a range of threat scenarios and attack vectors through standard baseline benchmarking tests resulting in industry accepted standards. Those products registered and tested in the standard certification programs are eligible to display the Standard Checkmark logo.
Platinum Certified products are registered and tested in the Checkmark, Dynamic and Real Time programs. Dynamic Testing - measures product performance in relation to malware executing as end users and corporations experience them in the real world. Real Time Testing - measures critical performance characteristics within a network environment. The testing is carried out 24x7x365. The resulting metrics include performance data relevant to: time to detect, attack vectors, heuristic analysis, signature update, and vendor research capacity.