ASAP stands for the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals™.
ASAP is made up of internet security oriented website and forum owners, administrators, and staff, as well as individuals, companies, and various organizations also dedicated to providing security related support to computer end users.
ASAP is a joint effort dedicated to assisting end users with as seamless a process as possible by using methods such as cross-referrals, multiple product support services, easy information access, and cross referencing with verification.
ASAP's goals are:
- To ensure a high standard and quality of security support no matter where you seek help.
- To recommend in an equal and fair manner products available to keep your computer clean and safe, regardless of pricing.
- To ensure that end users are not affected by so called "product wars" and unfair marketing tactics, which have plagued several industries in recent years.
ASAP ensures that quality support and assistance will be freely available - knock one of the support networks out and another will pick it up immediately. In addition, pooled resources permit the ability to provide support redundancy, thereby adding an additional layer of protection against Internet based threats.
If you see the ASAP logo or banner used by a website, bulletin board, or individual, you can be assured that you're getting the best support and assistance possible. ASAP members have varying fields of expertise: some ASAP members provide assistance with anti-virus software, firewalls, computer hardware issues, security updates, phishing, etc., while others provide log analysis and specialized malware removal. The combined efforts of all ASAP members are dedicated to providing free security-related support to computer end users.
SAP is a non-profit, volunteer network.