AV Vendors Need Not Fear Microsoft

With Microsoft's Forefront security tools due to arrive soon, antivirus vendors are wondering if they'll lose ground to the software giant.

One competitor isn't sweating it, though. Randy Abrams, formerly Microsoft's operations manager for its Global Infrastructure Alliance for Internet Safety and now the director of technical education for AV company Eset, says his former employer's entry into the AV space won't hurt the little guys like his company, but it will put the squeeze on large companies like McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro, and Computer Associates. Dark Reading - Host security - AV Vendors Need Not Fear Microsoft - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 15th October 2006 2:45AM