Anti malware Vendors Stare Down Microsoft Threat

While some experts have predicted that the arrival of Microsoft's Vista, along with several stand-alone security products, will threaten independent security vendors, many malware fighters say they aren't worried.

Microsoft disappointed investors and other market watchers the week of March 20 when it announced that its next-generation Vista operating system would be delayed until 2007, but one group of companies—those that produce security applications used to defend desktop computers and the networks they run on—may have breathed a temporary sigh of relief.

Vista will hit the market primarily as a desktop operating system upgrade, an area where Microsoft's market position has remained dominant over the last decade. Anti-malware Vendors Stare Down Microsoft Threat

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 28th March 2006 11:12PM