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Windows Vista gives Symantec ,McAfee the jitters

John Thompson, CEO of Symantec has expressed this desire of converting Symantec from a US$ 5billion company to a US$10 billion company by 2010.

Fine. But for one problem. Microsoft!.

Symantec know that if Microsoft is successful in using Vista to cut Symantec 's share in the Windows security market, then Symantec can forget about being a US$10 billion company.
It will have trouble staying a US$5 billion company.

Microsoft has closed a loophole that gave Symantec, McAfee, and other security vendors access to the Windows kernel, which controls the operating system's most basic functions.
The vendors use that access to detect and block rootkits, keystroke-logging software, and worms.

In addition to that, Microsoft will bundle antivirus and anti-spyware software into Windows.



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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, October 10, 2006