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Security Support for Windows Vista

Microsoft has announced that the top global security providers will make their products fully compatible with Windows Vista, prior to January 30, 2007 when the operating system will be  released to the general public. Additionally, the Redmond Company also comprised a list of 12 security developers that will offer products with Vista support by the end of the month. They are, in alphabetical order: CA Inc., ContentWatch Inc., GRISOFT, IMSafer Inc., Kaspersky Lab, McAfee Inc., Microsoft, Panda Software International, PixAlert, SafeBrowse.com, Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro Inc.

Here is what representatives from these 12 companies had to say:

“The enhanced security features of Windows Vista work hand in hand with CA Anti-Virus 2007 to help protect consumers from current and emerging Internet threats. This potent combination of protection features helps make our customers’ Internet experience safer and more secure than ever.”
— David Luft, Senior Vice President, Product Development, CA

“AVG is ready for the Windows Vista launch, and we are excited to be one of the first security software vendors to announce Windows Vista support to users globally. By our working together with Microsoft and in advance of the launch, customers will benefit with more secure features for a better PC and online experience.”
—Larry Bridwell, Vice President, Global Security Strategies, GRISOFT

“McAfee is excited to support its customers with Windows Vista compatibility. The threat landscape has moved well beyond traditional viruses, requiring consumers to have identity theft protection, safe search and browse technology, and protection from rootkits and stealth technologies. With our Windows Vista-compatible products, and the software-as-a-service model McAfee pioneered eight years ago, consumers are better protected from a wide range of threats 24×7.” —Marc Solomon, Director of Product Management, McAfee

“When the Windows Vista operating system and Windows Live OneCare PC care service are combined, they work better together to provide consumers with automatic protection and PC maintenance, so they can get the most out of their computers and help keep them running well.”
—Ryan Hamlin, General Manager, Technology Care and Safety Group, Microsoft

“With our Windows Vista-compatible versions of Panda Antivirus 2007 for home users, and Panda ClientShield for workstations, we aim to enhance protection against Internet threats from the moment users access the new platform.”
—Jaime Herrero, Director of Consumer Marketing, Panda Software International

“We are pleased to have worked closely with Microsoft during the beta program of Windows Vista by ensuring that customers receive reliable malware protection from our TrendLabs researchers. Windows Vista customers can rely on Trend Micro’s long-standing security expertise to help protect their systems, just as we’ve safeguarded users of Windows client operating systems for nearly two decades.”
—Lane Bess, Global General Manager, Consumer Products and Services, Trend Micro

“ContentWatch is pleased to work with Microsoft in offering a state-of-the-art parental control solution to Windows Vista customers. Both Microsoft and ContentWatch have a greater mission of keeping families safe online. Through our integration with Windows Vista parental controls, customers now benefit by having additional options to help protect their children and family members online.”
—Jack Sunderlage, President and CEO, ContentWatch

“We founded IMSafer because we felt there was a significant gap between how parental control software works and how kids use computers. Microsoft shared our concern and is bringing parental controls to the masses with Windows Vista. We were able use its parental control APIs to expand on the functionality Microsoft provides, to give parents more security when their children are using instant messaging and social networks to develop online relationships.”
—Brandon Watson, Founder and CEO, IMSafer

“We are delighted to be part of Microsoft’s Family Safety efforts that for the first time dramatically improves family protection by working at the operating system level. SafeScreen is ideally suited to work with Windows Vista as it helps prevent families from being exposed to unwanted images that are increasingly getting onto home PCs from the Internet, DVDs and cell phones. By using the most advanced screen interception and audit technology developed for the corporate environment, SafeScreen obscures pornographic images as they appear and also allows parents to scan their PCs and review and remove unsuitable material.”
—John Nolan, CEO, PixAlert

“With its proven, state-of-the-art parental controls, Safe Eyes will powerfully complement the Family Safety Settings features available on Windows Vista. Our two companies share a strong commitment to providing parents with the best tools to manage their children’s computer use and help keep them safe online.”
—Forrest Collier, Safe Eyes Creator and CEO, SafeBrowse


Microsoft, Windows Vista, Security, Allicance

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