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Inside MS anti-virus

by Nikola Strahija on October 7th, 2005 The first details of MS entry into the anti-virus market were revealed recently. Microsoft Client Protection will be released in beta by the end of the year and will combine both anti-spyware and anti-virus solutions.


-Itíll be a single integrated security solution for business customers that will provide protection against the latest spyware and virus threats, Scott Stanzel, senior product manager, said.

Client Protection will be built upon the GeCAD anti-virus software Microsoft acquired in 2003, as well as the Giant anti-spyware product it picked up in 2004. The software will allow business customers to manage the security of networks of machines from a central point. -Microsoft Client Protection will have very rich reporting about your environment, reporting about what machines on your system are up to date, where you have weaknesses and where things need to be better secured, Stanzel said.

CEO Steve Ballmer has outlined a new security consortium, called the SecureIT Alliance, focused on developing security for the Microsoft platform. The 30-company alliance (including Verisign, Trend Micro and Symantec) will work on security related developer programs, best practices, white papers and security product information.


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