Microsoft or Symantec, Whom do you trust?
Later this year, both Microsoft and Symantec will roll out managed online security services, offering everything from remote-controlled antivirus protection to hard drive optimization in one neat little package. These services will go beyond just providing the necessary software--they'll include 24/7 remote monitoring of your desktop PC and the automatic application of patches and updates when necessary. Think of it as having an IT staff on call to keep your home computer up and running.
This will also create the first real head-to-head competition for the two software giants. But more importantly, it'll force a difficult security question for some consumers: who do you trust more? Security Watch: Whom do you trust? - CNET reviews
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