Widespread adoption of CME's common identifiers will help the information security community and public communicate more effectively about computer virus outbreaks. Numerous anti-virus and other organizations are already participating. We encourage vendors to adopt CME identifiers in their products and services and users to encourage your vendors to incorporate CME to support your enterprise security requirements.
The CME initiative is industry-endorsed through the following:
Includes members from commercial anti-virus vendors, major operating systems
vendors, and anti-virus researchers from around the world.
Many Board members also act as members of the CME Sample Redistribution Group
discovering and submitting possible threats for inclusion on the CME
Those industry organizations authorized to request a CME identifier from
by providing a sample of the code they have identified as malware along with
as much supporting information as possible for potential high-visibility outbreak
Numerous organizations are including or have included CME identifiers in their anti-virus and information security products, services, Web sites, alerts, encyclopedias, etc.
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