Kaspersky welcomes Microsoft antivirus move

Eugene Kaspersky, founder of anti-virus firm Kaspersky Labs, speaking at the AusCERT security conference, said he believes Microsoft’s entrance into the anti-virus market will improve internet security, but does not believe Microsoft will be able to dominate the market. A variety of anti-virus solutions makes the Internet safer, argued Kaspersky: if all houses were guarded by one type of lock, thieves could break into any house. Microsoft has acquired three companies in order to develop an anti-virus product. Microsoft anti-malware leader Jason Garms has confirmed that Microsoft is working on such a product, but gave few details.


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