Microsoft defends Baseline Security Analyzer

Sunday, 21 April 2002, 3:19 PM EST

Responding to escalating criticism that its new Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) vulnerability file scanning product is not up to snuff, Microsoft says users finding difficulty with the new software tool may be misinterpreting the results of the freeware product's findings.

Released last week by the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant, MBSA, a more user friendly version of HFNetChk built around a new GUI, has come under attack by some users claiming that the tool uncovers holes that may have already been discovered and corrected by HFNetChk.

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