The purchase, Microsoft's second in three months, underscores the company's urgency to release programs that prevent attacks on Windows. Viruses such as Sasser, Netsky and MyDoom crippled networks last year, and Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft is building products to challenge Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc., the two largest providers of such software.More details at Bloomberg
Microsoft buys anti-virus firm Sybari
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 08 2005 @ 18:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Aiming to boost the protection of its Windows products Microsoft bought Sybari Software. The New York-based anti-virus firm Sybari has more than 10,000 clients and sells products to protect servers and e-mail systems against viruses, worms and spam.