Microsoft to get into the security software market

Posted on Saturday, May 14 2005 @ 20:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft will start offering its OneCare computer protection bundle soon. The security application will include anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, pc optimization and backup programs. Anti-virus makers don't seem to be scared by Microsoft's new move:
``For people buying security software, it's typically all about trust,'' said McAfee President Gene Hodges. ``Who do they trust to secure their computers and do this on a reliable basis? Microsoft, even though it's a huge, powerful company, is going to have to prove to people that it can build good products and do the job well.''
OneCare will first be beta tested among Microsoft employees next week and a public trial will be offered this summer. Later the company will make OneCare available for a yearly subscription fee. More details at Mercury News

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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