Microsoft pays for customer security

Monday, 29 March 2004, 11:55 AM EST

Microsoft Australia has begun a project to help customers improve security - with one difference: this time the software giant is picking up the tab.

A pilot for the company's Patch Assurance Security Service has begun with 30 companies, each of which has more than 500 Windows desktops deployed, Microsoft Australia's security lead, Ben English, said today.

The service was begun late last year in the US: free security audits are offered to companies with this number of Windows desktops, with Microsoft paying for the services of third party security consultants.

By Sam Varghese at The Age.

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