Microsoft halts GeCAD Linux/Novell antivirus

Monday, 23 June 2003, 12:27 PM EST

Microsoft has confirmed that it will not develop future versions of GeCAD's RAV antivirus software on the Linux and Novell platforms.
The company said that it will only use the intellectual property belonging to GeCAD, which it bought earlier this month, on internal development for Windows, although it will maintain existing service level agreements with current GeCAD customers.

"We will be honouring existing agreements but there will be no new development outside of Microsoft," said Hillary Wittmann, security marketing manager at Microsoft.

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