Identify non-sponsored review content you can trust
The Trust Logo that identifies non-sponsored & independent review content on the internet
– Provided by the Open Technical Community –
Content must comply with the following to show the trust logo:
(no money or other compensation in exchange for the content)
- vendor independent
(creator must not be affiliated with any of the included / affected vendors)
- factual analysis
(review or evaluation with documented & transparent method, typically 10+ criteria)
For IT Practitioners
Identify product recommendations you can trust
Check the content with a click of a button
Stamp out scams and discover new trusted products
Provide trusted technical advise to the community
Direct traffic to your site hosting the technical analysis (manatory link from logo)
Promote your expertise in a technology category
Point visitors to trusted reviews for your product
Got a new product? Give it credibility and visibility!
Support independent product analysis in the industry
I'm a vendor - how can I get the logo?
What you need
Link (URL) to the qualifying independent analysis
What to do:
Submit the link alongside the required product details here
CommTrust will review the submission and notify you
If the submission is successful you can download and display the Trust Logo
I am / we are independent community consultants - can we get the logo?
If you believe you comply with the outlined guidelines and want to participate in honest community analysis please
Please note: The CommTrust logo can NOT be purchased.
How is the logo enforced?
The logo is self-governed by the community. We believe trust and open collaboration between communities are needed to bring back integrity for IT product recommendations.
The industry is tainted by purchase-able user reviews, sponsored articles and reports (often not identified as such). We want to identify content that users can trust.
How to show the logo?
To be valid, you must show the unmodified logo with an active hyperlink (URL) to the qualifying analysis/review.
You must clearly list the product name & version covered in the analysis (whether as title, hover, caption or general text comment).
How long is the logo valid?
The CommTrust logo does not expire unless the qualifying analysis is removed or the link to it otherwise broken. Product versions are provided for guidance.
The release of new major product version (functional update) typically requires re-evaluation. Check the referenced product version and contact us if unsure.
Who supports CommTrust
VMblog [David Marshall]
Visit our friends at VMblog – Virtualization and cloud computing news and information since 2004.
MLG Blockchain is a global blockchain development and consulting firm headquartered in Toronto with a distributed team across North America, Europe and Asia.
Viktorious.nl [Viktor van den Berg]
Viktorious.nl is the personal blog of Viktor van den Berg. The blog focuses on the software defined datacenter, disaster recovery and cloud management.
TeamRGE is a community group of industry experts with focus on Remoting Graphics for Virtual Desktops and Applications.
Visit our friends at The Virtualist who maintain the Virtualization Channel and more.
Hiviz-Marketing [Jane Rimmer]
HIVIZ-MARKETING WORKS WITH INNOVATIVE PROVIDERS OF CLOUD AND VIRTUALISATION SOLUTIONS THAT BRING SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS BENEFITS TO ORGANISATIONS WITHIN THE EMEA MARKETPLACE.
Please note: The listed parties participate in – or otherwise support – product analysis under the open community trust model. These parties do not carry any responsibility for the governance or policy-enforcement of the trust logo. For any questions please contact us here.