Hewlett-Packard plans to give customers a new weapon against viruses: software that crimps their spread.
Early next year, the computer maker will begin selling software designed to slow the spread of viruses from its ProLiant servers and ProCurve networking equipment, an HP executive said on Tuesday. A version for HP's personal computers is planned for later release.
The software will give administrators time to respond to an attack, Tony Redmond, chief technology officer of HP Services, said at an HP security event here. The time lag between a vulnerability in software being discovered and a virus being written is getting ever shorter, and viruses are spreading at a breakneck rate, he said.