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Hello world!  Here at Acumen Security we are excited to begin our journey in the world of certification testing as an independent lab.  We truly believe in the value that certifications can bring to a product developer. This value is not only derived by the very real product improvements that are realized by certifying a product but also the procurement enablement and competitive advantages that product certifications can bring. Over the following months (and years), we’ll use this blog to talk about our certification philosophy and to bring you information and news that you’ll find useful as you progress through your certification journey. But before we do that, let us take a moment to introduce ourselves.
Acumen Security started as an off the cuff conversation between two seasoned certification engineers. Ashit Vora and I were chatting about various topics when it was noted that there weren’t manypeople in certification labs that truly understood what certifications mean for a product developers. Since we both had managed a certification lab and been employed by a vendor who played big in certification, we had a perspective that was uncommon in the industry.  That initial conversation did not immediately lead to the formation of Acumen, however, it did sow the seeds of thought.  We both knew that if they took the lessons learned from our experiences at a product vendor and applied them to a certification lab, we could change the way certifications were done.
Finally, we took the dive and decided that it was time to make our ideas come to life and start a lab. The lab would be built on the principle that vendors were busy making and selling world class products for their customers and certifications should not get in the way of that. And so Acumen Security was started.  Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. We have some really big things in store for you and the entire industry.  If you should have any questions or comments, please reach out to us. We’d love to help you achieve your goals!