Microsoft unveils Malware Protection Center

Microsoft has unveiled what's it's calling its Malware Protection Center: a new think tank comprising security and threat experts that will provide global malware research, response and protection capabilities in order to help protect customers from new or existing threats.

Microsoft General Manager Vinny Gullotto gave an overview of the center as part of his keynote at the RSA Conference Japan on Tuesday night (U.S. time). Gullotto will head up the Center. Other experts involved in the organization include Jimmy Kuo, Katrin Totcheva and Dan Wolff. Totcheva comes to Microsoft after a stint at F-Secure. Kuo is a former McAfee fellow, and Wolff is also a McAfee alumnus.

Microsoft also is unveiling a beta version of a virtual version of the Malware Protection Center: a portal where both customers and noncustomers can research viruses, spyware and other potentially unwanted software—i.e., spyware or adware. Security Watch - Vulnerability Research - MS' e-Threat Fight Goes Global

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 26th April 2007 2:43AM