Microsoft AV still on track

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jun 16, 2004

Not forgotten...

Microsoft is still on track to offer its own anti-virus product, according to the chief of its security business unit.

It has been a year since Microsoft announced the acquisition of anti-virus technology from Romanian AV manufacturer GeCAD Software - and, since then, all has gone rather quiet on the Microsoft AV front.

This week, however, Microsoft reaffirmed its intention to offer its own AV product - and clarified that the software will be offered for purchase as a standalone product, not bundled with Windows.

This is good news for other anti-virus vendors - a statement issued by Symantec read "Symantec is happy to hear that [Microsoft plans] to compete fairly with a fee-based, standalone offering."

A time frame for the release of Microsoft's anti-virus software has yet to be revealed.

Posted on 16 June 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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