MS security is a conflict of interest, says Gartner

Tuesday, 1 March 2005, 10:40 AM EST

Gartner has criticised Microsoft's plans to develop anti-virus and anti-spam add-ons for its software products.

The analyst group said Microsoft's move, announced last month, could represent a conflict of interest. It urged Microsoft to improve the security and quality of its software rather than building add-on security features to patch insecure applications.

By Cliff Saran at ComputerWeekly.

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