Shoving piles of money into more tests of tests is a "first world problem". Is the testers-testing company better if it costs 50.000?
Huh? What Comodo is offering are auditors, not the testing of the tests. An audit is not a test, it is very real.
I dont see black and white here. And av-c seems to be in a certification/accreditation process. Like they said.
Because it's an ISO accreditation! Assuming it's like ISO 9001 (which it is), there is a slight oddity from the general public's point-of-view.. you get to scope the standard. So, interestingly there is no "standard" ISO 17025. That scope does need to be published though.
However, that aside.. just because you have an ISO accreditation that doesn't mean that you don't need an audit any more. Actually the complete opposite is true. Once you have ISO accreditation, you then need regular audits
to ensure that you're adhering to your scoped ISO standard! The accreditation on its own would be fairly meaningless.