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07 June 2006, 16:48

Microsoft provides protection from viruses and spam for companies

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Along with its efforts to enter the security market for consumers with OneCare, Microsoft now also aims to be king of the hill in the security software business for corporate customers. Microsoft is now providing a whole suite of products called Microsoft Antigen to filter e-mails for viruses and spam on servers.

Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and the Antigen Spam Manager are based on products produced by Sybari, which Microsoft has acquired. In addition to an in-house scan engine, the suite is also expected to be able to use the search dogs of Computer Associates, Sophos, Norman, Kaspersky and others on inbound email. The "Antigen Enterprise Manager" and the "Antigen Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005" will be used to centralize the management of the software in large enterprises to make the suite easier to use.

The Antigen packets are to be released on 1st July; a free test license is already available for three months.


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