Rewards for beta testers!

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Checkout, May 22, 2002.

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  1. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

    Feb 11, 2002
    "Zone Labs is looking for more beta testers. To entice you, we're offering free prizes.

    All official beta testers who submit REPRODUCIBLE bugs are entered into a raffle. In June, two entrants will be chosen at random, and each will receive a $500 gift certificate from

    To receive information on how to become a beta tester, send an email to

    We hope you join the program. Thanks!"

    Zone Labs Beta Team
  2. snowman

    snowman Guest

    From:   Snowman

    To:  Corey Bridges
          Chief Editor of E-communities
          ZoneLabs, Inc


           Greetings Corey

            On or about February 20, 2002 we exchanged brief greetings.  At the time you impressed me as being a very nice person.  In light of your need for beta testers may I invite you to personally give the members here a visit.
           Realizing that the very nature of your employment must keep you rather busy....your arrival here would be even the more appreciated.  Since you have taken of your time in the past to visit other websites perhaps you can find a spare moment yet again.

  3. zzz7

    zzz7 Guest

    Not for any amount of $$$$$$.............would I ever have a product of theirs on any of my machines.........!!!!!
  4. Raygun

    Raygun Registered Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    The Beach!
    Unlike zzz7 I'm not going to dis zone labs. but I'll pass.
    If you were to offer a system to use and maybe an upgrade for mine I may venture down that road again. Otherwise I couldn't stand the hassle.
  5. snowman

    snowman Guest

         Only under rare circumstances will I beta test software.   All to often beta testers are used by vendors an given nither the respect they deserve nor reward.
        its becoming an alarmingly common practice these days for vendors to disguest beta programs as freeware.   then after using consumers like a herd of ignorant cattle....for beta testing...suddenly the freeware becomes shareware.  imo such vendors should be avoided.  the product should be monitored for name never purchased. matter what a person's opinion of the firewall....has provided consumers with a firewall who would not otherwise be using a have several other firewall vendors......nearly all these vendors provide freeware and shareware at least they give something back to consumers.
         one point I would make clear.....a polite invitation has been extended to the event its declined then I personally will see that as saying they do not feel the members here deserve the respect that zonelabs has shown other security forums.....
         people have questions....people have if zonelabs wants to maintain its market share then it needs to hear what the consumers have to or con.............don't insult consumers with offers of raffles and prizes.....exploits cost much more than $50 in lost zonelabs if you want beta testers how about alittle in return.......some respect would be a fine start.

  6. controler

    controler Guest

    Hi Gang

    I have not had that "Beta Testing experience at all with well known venders such as Intuit, Symantec, and Executive software, and yes The LockDown people.
    With most of those I test for I get the released software sent when the beta cycle has been completed.

    I even got a cool gold plated letter opener from Symantec. I am proud of that one.

  7. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

    Feb 11, 2002
    So you should be - good testers are hard to find.  Congrats!
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