Would a Security Monopoly Really Be So Bad?


It's just a thought experiment, but you can make a good case that competition has failed and that what the security market needs is a monopoly.

You could see it coming for years: Microsoft's entry into the security business will be treacherous for other security vendors. It's been about to happen for years and now it will take a little longer. But eventually it should actually happen.

And when it happens independent security vendors' interests will be threatened, according to many analysts. Will Microsoft's entry be their doom, as it has been in so many other businesses? The anti-virus, anti-spyware and other security markets are not the same as previous cases. Would a Security Monopoly Really Be So Bad?

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 31st March 2006 11:24PM