Symantec and Microsoft joined "security organization"

Antivirus specialist Symantec has joined a security organization alongside Microsoft, despite having previously come to very public blows with the software giant over its willingness to share security information on Vista. Symantec and Microsoft announced Tuesday at the RSA Conference Europe 2007 that they will join the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SafeCode), […]

Antivirus specialist Symantec has joined a security organization alongside Microsoft, despite having previously come to very public blows with the software giant over its willingness to share security information on Vista.

Symantec and Microsoft announced Tuesday at the RSA Conference Europe 2007 that they will join the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SafeCode), a not-for-profit organization aimed at increasing trust around IT. Other members include EMC, SAP and Juniper Networks.

Commenting on questions about the recent argument between his company and Microsoft over Vista application programming interfaces (APIs), Ilias Chantzos, Symantec's government relations manager for EMEA, said that the two organizations would cooperate in SafeCode to benefit customers.

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