Security moving closer to OS, networks

Monday, 21 February 2005, 4:28 PM EST

Last week's RSA Conference 2005 demonstrated that security components are moving rapidly to the OS and the network as enterprises reinforce their IT systems against a growing security threat.

Major OS providers such as Microsoft are leading the charge. Though he provided scant details on plans for Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said that by midyear Microsoft plans to release a test version of a new IE that better protects users from scams and malicious code while they surf the Web. Previously the company's plans called for a new version of the ubiquitous browser to be included in the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, due in 2006.

By Bob Francis at InfoWorld.

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