Security Solution Providers Divided Over Microsoft Ruling

    Date 29 Jun 2001
    Category Government
    3056
    Posted By Anthony Pell
    From a security perspective, the ruling is positive, says Joel Scambray, managing principal at Foundstone, an Irvine, Calif.-based security-services firm. "I think forcing a company to become distracted with these legal proceedings and the prospect of a breakup is never going to be good for security," he says. "Microsoft has got to do its homework on security, and taking them to court doesn't help them do that. Taking this off their docket will help them focus on what they should be doing.". . .
    From a security perspective, the ruling is positive, says Joel Scambray, managing principal at Foundstone, an Irvine, Calif.-based security-services firm. "I think forcing a company to become distracted with these legal proceedings and the prospect of a breakup is never going to be good for security," he says. "Microsoft has got to do its homework on security, and taking them to court doesn't help them do that. Taking this off their docket will help them focus on what they should be doing."

    Dan McCall, executive vice president at Waltham, Mass.-based security-services firm Guardent, says the ruling is encouraging.

    "Microsoft, under Steve Lipner's group, has built a strong security arm to ensure the quality of their products and to be responsive to bugs and create patches," he says. "We were wondering how that would play out in a decentralized Microsoft. Would each business unit invest in having that type of security arm? My guess is they wouldn't."

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