Microsoft puts its stamp on email security
Meant for use by organisations small and large, Antigen products work with Exchange and are part of Microsoft’s strategy to become a player in the security software arena
Microsoft plans on Tuesday to launch updated and renamed Antigen email security products, nearly a year after completing the takeover of their maker, Sybari.
Meant for use by organisations small and large, the Antigen products promise to cleanse email of spam and viruses. They work with Microsoft’s Exchange email server software and are part of the company’s strategy to become a player in the security software arena. Last week, Microsoft introduced Windows Live OneCare, a consumer security product.
“Microsoft is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrated set of products to enable a defense-in-depth strategy,” said Steve Brown, director of product management in the security, access and solutions division at Microsoft. “Today’s announcement is about us bringing those capabilities to the Exchange environment.”
Microsoft has removed the Sybari label from the products. Starting on 1 July, Microsoft will sell four scanning titles: Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, Antigen Spam Manager and the Antigen Messaging Security Suite. Also available will be tools to manage those scanning programs: the Antigen Enterprise Manager and Antigen Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager.
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