Microsoft responded to reports that Google dumps Windows from its IT environment, and replace it with Linux, and Macs. Brandon LeBlanc, defended, “There’s been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows. We thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight,” he stated. LeBlanc indicate that the Mountain View-based company has had its own problems in terms of security and privacy. “Yale University halted their move to Gmail (and their move to Google’s Google Apps for Education package) citing both security and privacy concerns,” LeBlanc revealed. “When it comes to security, even hackers admit we’re doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else,” LeBlanc noted. “And it isn’t just the hackers; 3rd-party influentials & industry leaders like Cisco tell us regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others.”
LeBlanc also takes a swing at Apple, pointing out that malware attacks are also targeting Mac OS X, and that simply switching from a PC to a Mac willn’t solve any security problems. A range of Windows 7 features are cited next in order to make it clear for end users that the Redmond company has a strong focus on security.