Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

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Oh, now *that's* a great way to inspire trust...

The latest buzz is that Microsoft, having entered the consumer-security market, is planning on diving deeply into the enterprise-security one as well, selling their own security software in competition to Symantec and the like. Quoting the article from ZDNet:
"This is a rather safe play," said Charles Kolodgy, an analyst at IDC. "It is easier than building the security into products and not being able to directly capture revenue."
Uh-huh. So let's rephrase this -- Microsoft has decided that it's too expensive and difficult to ship secure products. Okay, yes -- we all knew that they felt that way. But tacitly admitting it, and then charging people extra to get the fixes to those broken products is rather breathtakingly cynical, even by Microsoft standards...
Tags: microsoft, security

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