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Microsoft lashes out at Symantec and McAfee

Round two: Pugilism
Wed Oct 04 2006, 08:11
A BIG cheese from Microsoft has hit back at security contenders Symantec and McAfee denying the Vole intends to cut them out of the pie when Vista is introduced.

Ben Fathi, a Vole VP, told Eweek that Symantec and McAfee need to improve their products. Symantec and McAfee were asking Microsoft to keep patients sick so they can doling out life saving drugs.

Symantec and McAfee are only two vendors and other security firms like Sophos are ecstatic about Vista, plus Trend Micro has a Vista anti-virus release ready.

The claim that Symantec and McAfee haven't the application program interfaces (APIs) they need isn't true, said Fathi.

Microsoft has listened to Symantec and McAfee for nearly two years and features like Windows Security Center and PatchGuard are not new to Vista. Fathi questioned McAfees and Symantec's motives for hitting out against Microsoft. µ


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