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