AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 128 million active users, is proud to have recently received a series of notable honors and accolades from influential industry publications in the U.S. and in Europe.

The company has been widely regarded as a leader in consumer Internet security solutions for more than 20 years. Since 2008, AVG has expanded its product portfolio to include system optimization, social media aggregation, family safety, cloud storage and mobile security solutions, all designed to provide consumers with complete peace of mind on the Internet.

Earlier this month, PCMag awarded AVG’s Family Safety product with 4.5 out of a possible five stars, also endowing the solution with Editor’s Choice honors as the leading security software application in its sector. AVG Family Safety acts as a virtual guardian for children, enabling them to roam freely online while still ensuring they are protected at all times. The product is also currently in the running for a Top People’s Choice honor in the American Business Award competition for the software-security solution category.

In addition, in the U.S., AVG’s core product AVG Antivirus Free 2012 has earned PCMag’s Editors Choice distinction and a 4.5 star rating from CNET as a top Internet security solution in its class. Softpedia also awarded the solution with a full five stars along with its “Softpedia Pick” designation. German outlet CHIP.DE named AVG Antivirus Free 2012 as a top-100 download, while UK-based outlet Computer Shopper gave the solution a full five-star rating.

Not to be overshadowed by its consumer-focused counterpart, AVG Internet Security Business Edition received a Best Channel designation by Business Solutions Magazine. AVG Business Edition 2012 is a robust, resource-friendly security software solution for today’s small- and medium-sized businesses. The 2012 version software is faster, lighter and easier to use than ever before.

“We are extremely pleased that AVG products are receiving such a high level of praise and acknowledgement from these important and influential industry outlets,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “As we continue to enhance our product portfolio to provide our customers with even more easy-to-use solutions that make their online experiences safer, faster and easier, we’re expecting to continue the momentum in the time ahead.”

AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 128 million active users as of June 30, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.

Source :  businesswire.com

Bracknell, UK, – Aug 6, 2012 – Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced a partnership with Corero Network Security (CNS: LN), an international network security company and the leading provider of First Line of Defense network security products which include Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense solutions. Corero will integrate Webroot IP Reputation Service into its solutions, to provide its customers with increased real-time protection against known malicious threats.

“Attack vectors are continually changing and we are committed to combating those attack sources by all means,” said Corero CEO Marty Meyer. “Adding the Webroot IP reputation data to our existing dynamic IP protection solutions will create the industry’s most comprehensive IP Reputation offering.”

Corero’s products and services provide real-time contextual awareness to block malicious IP addresses in response to the latest intelligence, and subsequently unblock the IP addresses when they are no longer a source of attack. This prevents unauthorised network access and DDoS attacks, protects an enterprise’s network infrastructure investment and eliminates costly downtime.

“We are excited to work with Corero Network Security to help ensure that their customers are equipped with the best first line of defense against rapidly evolving Internet threats,” said Mark Hanson, vice president, Webroot Strategic Alliances. “Now IT professionals will have the additional peace-of-mind that their infrastructures are more secure than ever.”

The Webroot IP Reputation Service consolidates IP threats from the Webroot® Intelligence Network and publishes a dynamic data set of high-risk IP addresses. It delivers updated threat data within minutes and protects against attacks from multiple threat sources. Armed with the latest intelligence and predictive risk analysis for IPs, it reveals inbound and outbound communication with malicious IPs and enables flexible policy reporting and implementation. Features of the Webroot IP Reputation Service include:

  • Comprehensive and dynamic threat coverage: Webroot’s IP Reputation data is comprised of millions of malicious IP addresses and is continuously updated to address the highly dynamic nature of IP threats such as botnets and web attacks.
  • Extreme accuracy: Advanced machine learning enables high volume and extremely accurate disposition of malicious IPs.
  • High performance: Lightweight cloud services have an uptime record near 100% with minimal latency.
  • Flexible deployment: A high-performance web-based API that includes production-quality sample code to enable partners to quickly integrate the service into their solutions and perform other high-end functions.

About Corero Network Security
Corero Network Security (CNS:LN), an organization’s First Line of Defense, is an international network security company and the leading provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense and Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) solutions. As the First Line of Defense, Corero’s products and servicesstop DDoS attacks, protect IT infrastructure and eliminate downtime. Customers include enterprises, service providers and government organizations worldwide. Corero’s appliance-based solutions are dynamic and automatically respond to evolving cyber attacks – known and unknown – allowing existing IT infrastructure such as firewalls to perform their intended purposes. Corero’s products are transparent, highly scalable and feature the lowest latency and highest reliability in the industry. Corero is headquartered in Hudson, Massachusetts with offices around the world.

About Webroot
Webroot delivers cloud-based endpoint security solutions for businesses as well as home and mobile users. Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ provides the lightest, fastest and most effective approach to endpoint security powered by a single, cloud-based threat analysis and management engine. The company also licenses the security intelligence that it generates to strategic partners including Cisco, Microsoft, F5 Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks, and Sourcefire. Founded in 1997, privately held Webroot is headquartered in Colorado with operations across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Source : Webroot Inc

Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom, August 05, 2012 –(PR.com)– Acunetix (http://www.acunetix.com/), developer of leading website security scanning software, today announced that it has teamed up with Bitdefender® (http://www.bitdefender.com/), the award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, to allow users of WebsiteDefender (http://www.websitedefender.com/) to benefit from having their website scanned by Bitdefender’s comprehensive malware detection technology.

With approximately 3 million reported incidents of web malware discovered daily, more and more people are turning to WebsiteDefender. WebsiteDefender is an online service that scans websites for malware (http://www.websitedefender.com/malware/malware-scan/), monitors for web vulnerabilities and provides automated daily backups. This helps prevent websites getting hacked or blacklisted by Google.

Bitdefender’s industry leading malware technology is one of the most robust and comprehensive within the website security industry. By checking the website with Bitdefender anti-malware technology, WebsiteDefender users now have additional website security and peace of mind.

“Our partnership with Bitdefender will allow us to offer a complete malware scanning solution within WebsiteDefender, an industry first. Coupled with its innovative backup feature, WebsiteDefender provides malware detection and easy removal. WebsiteDefender further establishes itself as the leading website security monitoring service, allowing users to secure their web presence against malware and hackers without the need for advanced security know-how,” said Nick Galea, CEO of Acunetix.

“We are confident that a multiple award-winning technology with a long-standing tradition in leading the way in terms of proactive data protection is a strong asset for any WebsiteDefender user,” said Peter Laakkonen, Bitdefender’s General Manager of OEM and Technology Licensing. “This partnership is an excellent addition to the Bitdefender OEM portfolio that caters to all website owners’ data security and business protection needs.”

Start Protecting Your Website Against Malware Today

Get a free malware scan for your website or blog by signing up for a free WebsiteDefender account at https://dashboard.websitedefender.com/register-for-free-website-scan.php. Upgrade to WebsiteDefender Pro to have your website scanned daily for malware against the Bitdefender database. For a step-by-step on how to get started, visit http://www.websitedefender.com/getting-started.

About WebsiteDefender
WebsiteDefender is an online security service developed by Acunetix, a pioneer in web security and the developer of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner. WebsiteDefender monitors websites and blogs for hacker activity, detects web malware and vulnerabilities. It audits website security and provides the user with easy to understand solutions that ensures website security. For more information please visit http://www.websitedefender.com and ‘Like’ our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WebsiteDefender.

About Acunetix
Acunetix was founded in 2004 to combat the alarming rise in web attacks and is now a market leader in web application security technology. Its flagship product, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS), is designed to replicate a hacker’s methodology to find dangerous vulnerabilities like SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting before hackers do. Acunetix Customers (http://www.acunetix.com/vulnerability-scanner/customers.htm) include the Pentagon, the London Stock Exchange, Cisco, NASA, the US Air Force, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and many more. For more information visit http://www.acunetix.com and ‘Like’ the Acunetix Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/acunetix.

About BitDefender® OEM
BitDefender has become a preferred choice for leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), hardware vendors, service providers, and marketing companies worldwide, who want to license content security technology and implement them within their products. More information about BitDefender and its OEM products are available at the company’s OEM solutions portal.

About Bitdefender®
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.

Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender and its products is available from the company’s security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software – and gossip.

Source : http://www.pr.com/press-release/432029

ENCINO, Calif., Jul 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — via PRWEB – Recently Payday 1Hour Loans announced a new instant payday loan product that offers immediate loan approval and funds disbursement within a short period, as short as 24 hours. When people are making financial transactions on the internet, one of major concerns is a website’s security.

As it turned out, the application process is safe, secure, and simple, which is because company have collaborated with TRUSTe’s, a company that offers internet security. Additionally, the new online application and payment service in which an applicant answers a few quick and straightforward questions makes the application process easy, and on doing this, applicant are on the way to receiving their cash in the bank in a few hours. Moreover, the service is completely free of charge and does not perform security checks, which another benefit to potential borrowers. This means that borrowers can borrow short-term loans.

Payday 1 Hour Loans spokesperson explains how online service differs from other providers that require meeting with the potential borrowers in person. “Operations company are entirely online which means that client do not have to come to office to apply for the loan. This is in stark contrast to other providers since client can apply for the loan from the comfort of office or home. Additionally, other providers will ask to produce bank statements or even perform an immediate credit check, which makes this an extremely time consuming process. Not to mention that not everyone runs a checking account.”

The spokesperson continued to outline how the company operates differently from the way others do in a clearly understandable way. “Company have one of the highest payday loan application approval rates in the industry, and ask that borrowers fill out a simple, faxless and confidential online based application.”

To begin with, the company clearly indicates to potential borrowers that the process is secure, as confirmed the presence of a high security data encryption service. Moreover, the company’s website also promises privacy extension to the rest of the lending network, and even those who are applying with bad credit are still eligible for a loan through the wide range of lenders, who also treat personal information confidentially.

While many people have their concerns and misgivings concerning their safety and security while they use online portals, the spokesperson for the site confirmed that the website is not only full equipped with high-level security protection, but also that data sent through the website is fully encrypted. This should give confidence to apply for the next instant payday loan through them.

 

SOURCE: Payday 1Hour Loans

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — This week, a select group of high school teachers from around the country will begin a high-intensity boot camp program at the downtown Brooklyn campus of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). But rather than scaling walls or doing push-ups, these educators will be learning the ropes in computer security as part of a program to help teachers mentor the cyber security experts of tomorrow.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored program is a collaboration between NYU-Poly and CUNY New York City College of Technology.  It is an outgrowth of NYU-Poly’s Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), an annual competition that unites teams of high school and college students for a week of white-hat hacking, forensics, capture-the-flag and embedded systems challenges. Now in its ninth year, CSAW is a premier cyber security education event, attracting students from across the globe.

CSAW Cyber Security Summer Boot Camp is part of NYU-Poly study funded by the NSF to gauge the effectiveness of cyber security competitions in encouraging high schoolers to pursue careers in the field. It will also explore ways of boosting the number of women entering cyber security. Women and minorities are dramatically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Twenty-six high school math and science teachers from 13 states will participate in this first, all-expense-paid CSAW Cyber Security Summer Boot Camp. Teachers will receive training in the fundamentals of cyber forensics and other security-related disciplines. They will participate in cyber security challenges similar to those mounted each year at CSAW. Teachers will also learn to integrate cyber security into their computer science curricula for the classroom.

Leading the effort is Nasir Memon, professor of computer science and director of NYU-Poly’s internationally recognized Information Systems and Internet Security Lab. “The mission of CSAW is to build the skills of future cyber security leaders, but the finals run just one week — students with an interest in this field will reap tremendous benefits from having a knowledgeable mentor in their home school, working with them throughout the year,” he explained.

Memon said he receives frequent inquiries from students wishing to participate in CSAW but who are unable to find a qualified teacher to lead a school team. “This program is a first step toward increasing the number of students who will find their enthusiasm about cyber security matched and fostered by their own teachers,” he said.

The United States is facing a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals, a situation that President Obama has deemed a national security crisis. Rising rates of cybercrime now impact nearly every sector of business as well as individuals, and estimates show that the country needs to grow its computer security workforce by at least 30,000 highly qualified professionals.

While computer security is one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative careers in the sciences, women are dramatically underrepresented. Only 10.5 percent of computer science graduates from engineering schools are women, despite the fact that women outnumber men as college graduates in general. In the United States, just 13 percent of the cyber security workforce is female, and in Europe and Asia, the number is even lower.

Boot camp participants will return to their home schools to start and mentor a team to enter the 2012 CSAW High School Cyber Forensics Challenge in November, along with a commitment to help another school in their community do the same. They will also place special focus on encouraging young women to join the teams.

“We’re aiming to create cybersecurity education evangelists, and hope that this first group of teachers will return with both the passion and the know-how to engage their students and those in neighboring schools,” Memon added. “Ultimately, this isn’t only about fun. The safety and privacy of the Internet and all our mobile devices will someday be in the hands of these students, so we had better be sure they are prepared.”

 

SOURCE Polytechnic Institute of New York University

AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), provider of Internet and mobile security to 114 million users, today announced its commitment to offering free 24/7 phone, 365 days per year support to AVG AntiVirus Free users globally. The free support service, which offers over the phone diagnosis of system issues by AVG experts who identify the necessary fix, is available in English via toll free local phone numbers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and via international access numbers for other markets.

AVG AntiVirus Free is one of the world’s most popular free antivirus software as it was the Most Downloaded Product 2011 [http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57345281-12/announcing-the-top-11-downloads-of-2011.. ] on CNET’s Download.com website. It was also awarded Editors’ Choice by PC Mag [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391931,00.asp ] and selected as the ‘top pick’ in PC World’s [https://www.pcworld.com/article/254121/free_antivirus_you_can_trust.html ] round up of free anti-virus solutions.

To sustain this high level of customer satisfaction, AVG engages directly with its global community of 114 million users to gather real-time feedback. In March 2012, AVG added an active “Do Not Track [http://mediacenter.avg.com/en/news/avg-introduces-do-not-track.html ]” feature to its free antivirussoftware and became the first antivirus provider to put the control of online privacy directly in the consumer’s hands. AVG is committed to overachieving on industry standard support performance metrics to deliver the highest level of support for users.

Tony Anscombe, Senior Security Evangelist at AVG, said: “Access to AVG expert support staff is a key differentiator for AVG free products. The free service is available 365 days a year and supports our free customers by ensuring the AVG software is configured to deliver maximum peace of mind and safety online.”

AVG’s free phone support service focuses on assistance with installing AVG’s products and advice on configuring the user’s computer as appropriate to optimize their experience and product benefits. Additional, AVG TechBuddy premium remote support services are available for all digital home devices, per-incident or through a subscription.

An AVG customer commented: “The service person who dealt with my issue was both polite and helpful in talking me through the process of activating my account which I had difficulty with. I told him that I was a silver surfer with limited computer knowledge, and he took me through the process at my speed with patience, and understanding.”

About AVG Technologies

AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 114 million active users as of March 31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.

Understanding Internet Security

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Internet

Managing a business or organization can be a challenging experience. While many business owners know the importance of marketing, sales, inventory management and financial matters, they may not understand how poor security can cause problems. The following guide explores how security systems, like encryption key management from Venafi, can benefit businesses of all sizes .

Many business underestimate the role of proper security. Without proper security systems, business information can be at a high risk of theft. This can include product lines, manufacturing information, proprietary business information, financials and more.

Every day, thousands of professional hackers from around the world try to break into secured digital systems. For example, there have been recent stories in the news about password theft at Yahoo, LinkedIn and other social media websites. While losing a password for a social media website can be annoying, it’s important to understand how a small break in or lost password can escalate to a larger problem.

Many people use the same password for several different services. While it can be convenient to have the same password for an email account and one’s banking account, it can expose one to a significant degree of liability. Many hackers know that people will use weak passwords for non-essential accounts. This might include passwords to online games, news websites and other non-critical sites. Since the passwords on these sites may not be very well protected, there is an increased chance of password theft.

It’s important to make sure that all passwords are stored in an encrypted hash. This can be an excellent way to reduce the risk of password theft. It’s also a good idea to use a unique password for each service one uses. By having a mix of different passwords, it’s possible to reduce the risk of losing multiple accounts.

Criminals can use stolen data for a variety of nefarious purposes. For example, many criminals are hired by foreign companies to steal patented information. Over the past few years, there have been numerous cases of hacked databases that contained engineering information, product designs and more. Many of these hackers are located in China. Since China has only been quasi-capitalist for a few decades, it lags significantly behind the United States in research capabilities. Because of this, Chinese hackers will try to steal company secrets to incorporate into their own products.
It’s important to understand the role of security in modern businesses. It could spell the difference between your company flourishing or dying out.

AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — AVG Technologies AVG -4.69% , provider of Internet and mobile security to 114 million users, today announced its commitment to offering free 24/7 phone, 365 days per year support to AVG AntiVirus Free users globally. The free support service, which offers over the phone diagnosis of system issues by AVG experts who identify the necessary fix, is available in English via toll free local phone numbers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and via international access numbers for other markets.

AVG AntiVirus Free is one of the world’s most popular free antivirus software as it was the Most Downloaded Product 2011 on CNET’s Download.com website. It was also awarded Editors’ Choice by PC Mag and selected as the ‘top pick’ in PC World’s round up of free anti-virus solutions.

To sustain this high level of customer satisfaction, AVG engages directly with its global community of 114 million users to gather real-time feedback. In March 2012, AVG added an active “Do Not Track” feature to its free antivirus software and became the first antivirus provider to put the control of online privacy directly in the consumer’s hands. AVG is committed to overachieving on industry standard support performance metrics to deliver the highest level of support for users.

Tony Anscombe, Senior Security Evangelist at AVG, said: “Access to AVG expert support staff is a key differentiator for AVG free products. The free service is available 365 days a year and supports our free customers by ensuring the AVG software is configured to deliver maximum peace of mind and safety online.”

AVG’s free phone support service focuses on assistance with installing AVG’s products and advice on configuring the user’s computer as appropriate to optimize their experience and product benefits. Additional, AVG TechBuddy premium remote support services are available for all digital home devices, per-incident or through a subscription.

An AVG customer commented: “The service person who dealt with my issue was both polite and helpful in talking me through the process of activating my account which I had difficulty with. I told him that I was a silver surfer with limited computer knowledge, and he took me through the process at my speed with patience, and understanding.”

About AVG Technologies

AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 114 million active users as of March 31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.

HR Challenge: Software Testing as a secondary option

Any fool can find faults a.k.a defects’: Software Testing over a period of decade has become both easier and more difficult than ever.

Contemporary test outsourcing is an independent IT field, the so called Software Testing & Quality Assurance.In 1947 the story of software testing began. The first software error was discovered in a HarvardUniversity computer. It was a real moth in a Mark II relay that was causing the dysfunction and is where the term ‘bug’ in IT vocabulary came from. Since the use of computer programs began to increase, so did the number of errors. This was due to the absence of any quality control. In 1970, people began to lose trust in the computer industry as the writing of code, held no clear standards.

During the time in 1970’s, there were fewer people who used computers as compared to the generation of today where everyone is using computers to complete their daily tasks. Lately, it has become all the more difficult as with advent of new technology, there is a vast pool of programming languages, various operating systems and hardware platforms that have evolved. The software that we work on today touches a million of lives – by making our work more easier or on the other hand leading us to the level of frustration and the cost of lost of business or work associated with the same. A quote by Glenford J. Myers fits perfectly here: “Computers – and the software that drives them-certainly affect more people and more business today” compared to any age.

Software Testing was and is seen as a secondary option to development. Majority of the students that I have come across want to become high end programmers, but very few know or have knowledge about the testing domain and its importance. Today, a quarter of a century later when we have new development systems, languages with built in tools and programmers who are prone to developing on the fly, testing still plays an important part in any Software Development Life Cycle.

Testing is more than just debugging. The purpose of testing can be quality assurance, verification and validation, or reliability estimation. Software testing is a trade-off between budget, time and quality. A decade ago, testing was not recognized at the same level as that of development. Today, the scenario has taken another turn where both billing rates and salary levels are comparable, and at times better than that of the programming professionals.Software testing is any activity that is aimed at evaluating an attribute or capability of a program or a system and determining that it meets its required results.

In my experience as part of the recruitment team that visits campus on a regular basis for hiring, I have come across future employee(s) who can feel in them the rush and passion for programming and those who think they can do programming and become ace developers.

The former are the ones that scare me as they feel that testing can be done by the so called ‘lower’ few amongst them. They feel that they should in a way never have to do testing. Many a times, if and when they are able to make for the final round, they are surprised to realize and know about a company that is only involved in testing and it does exist !! Just to be precise they say, “ … we are sitting here today as its only today we came to know about an organization that is primarily involved in testing and would love to explore that as an option..”

In today’s niche market of testing, to find testing engineers has become a task similar to finding a needle a in hay stack. To find those who think testing is a primary profession and not a secondary option is not easy.

When I come back from a recruitment drive and tell my colleagues at workplace that we recruited 6 out of 750, it’s always a pleasure to see the shock that flashes across their face. The answer to that shock is – At QA InfoTech we intend to build a team of testers that are better than our developers and those 6 selected are the ones worthy of being included into the QA InfoTech family.

Quality Assurance Testing has always been an out-of-vogue subject. Today we find that there are more books and articles, training centers available imparting sufficient knowledge about software testing, implying that the subject has now garnered more visibility that the earlier times. The Global Software Testing market is estimated to be $17 billion dollars which is growing and would require more than 30,000 professionals in the next one year as per the IDC report.However, in order to be true to my profession, in my pursuit of recruiting, my thirst would only be quenched when I am able to find those candidates who feel the passion for Software Testing as their foremost option!

In today’s industry, – we do not have to justify the need for Software Testers, companies are already convinced. Better awareness amongst universities and colleges is needed, to inculcate Software Testing as a career option amongst today’s students’; tomorrow’s prospective employees. As part of our campus drives, we will continue to take on this mission and I think it should be the mission of every Software Testing company/group to ensure we pick, groom and nurture excellent test professionals, to give back to the IT industry as customers are more exposed to technology and nothing less than perfect is acceptable.

From an HR angle, I would want to misquote Myers; “Testing would no longer remain among the “dark arts” of software development. “

However we all as members of the testing fraternity have an important responsibility in giving this discipline a face lift especially amongst the fresher community, to ensure we create a pool of passionate testers for the future.

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Summary:

Quality Assurance Testing has always been an out-of-vogue subject. Today we find that there are more books and articles, training centers available imparting sufficient knowledge about software testing, implying that the subject has now garnered more visibility that the earlier times.

Author:  Knowledge Sharing Team at QA InfoTech is responsible for research on new tools & technologies for effective Software Testing and quality assurance services across all industry verticals. QA InfoTech (an ISO 9001:2008 & CMMI III certified) is one of the leading Software Testing Companies with five testing “Centers of Excellence” in the United States and India. It offers end to end Manual Testing and Automated testing services.

Broomfield, CO – July 16, 2012 – Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced that Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ offerings are now listed as compatible with the Microsoft® Windows® 8 operating system, currently available as a release preview. Providing the fastest, least-disruptive, most-effective security, Webroot SecureAnywhere enables users who have installed the Windows 8 preview to get the most out of the “fast and fluid experience” Microsoft is promising with its completely reimagined Windows operating system.
Webroot offers a uniquely complementary security solution for Windows 8 users. Webroot SecureAnywhere scans three times faster, occupies 99% less space, and uses 95% less memory than the average security product, according to PassMark, an independent testing organization.*

“While there are many security solutions available today that will protect users while they are trying Microsoft’s new operating system, only Webroot SecureAnywhere will ensure that the security software doesn’t slow down the operating system or inhibit the speed at which applications open and run,” said Mike Malloy, executive vice president, Webroot Products and Strategy. “Together, Webroot SecureAnywhere and Windows 8 can deliver a revolutionary experience, protecting users and their information without asking them to sacrifice a minute of their time or have a negative effect on the device’s battery consumption.”

In a recent Anti-Virus Comparatives — Performance Test, Webroot SecureAnywhere outperformed 20 other security solutions when it came to the overall impact on system performance, earning the highest “Advanced+” three-star rating in the test. The test evaluated the impact of security suites on various activities including file copying, archiving/unarchiving, installing/uninstalling applications, launching applications, and downloading files. While the test was performed on systems running the Windows 7 operating system, the Webroot SecureAnywhere technology performs consistently in any environment given its cloud-based architecture.

Recent PassMark tests support these results, showing Webroot outperforming the major competitors in key performance metrics for both home and business solutions.* Webroot SecureAnywhere has an install size of just less than 4 MB and takes up 141 times less disk space than the leading competitor. In addition, SecureAnywhere uses 42 times less memory while the system is idle than other leading providers. With an initial scan time of less than one minute, SecureAnywhere scans three times faster than the competition and uses 19 times less memory than other leading providers.

Changing the security model with protection that suits the user: Webroot SecureAnywhere installs in six seconds and immediately scans the PC. For users who simply want their security to work for them, Webroot SecureAnywhere removes the burden by handling it automatically. For technically minded users, it features 124 settings they can customize, and advanced tools for diagnosing security problems.

Webroot SecureAnywhere enables users to manage security for all of their PCs, tablets, and mobile devices from a single web portal, with a single license. Individuals who serve as their family’s “tech expert” can be given administrative privileges to monitor their family’s protection via the web portal.

Virtually instant protection against new threats: Webroot SecureAnywhere is the first security solution to leverage comprehensive application behaviors to determine the categorization of all software, good and bad. All of the protection is delivered from a cloud database so users never have to bother with time-consuming signature updates. Every file that tries to run on a PC is analyzed and the data is fed into the Webroot Intelligence Network in the cloud. Within seconds, everyone around the world using Webroot SecureAnywhere is protected from the newest threats. If a computer is offline, Webroot SecureAnywhere monitors the system and if malicious activity is observed, it will take action against it automatically.

Webroot SecureAnywhere is now compatible with Windows 8 and available for users to download here: http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-trials.html.