Microsoft: A Killer App That Could Kill the Competition: An interesting look at Microsoft’s new foray in to the anti-virus business. They’re planning to bundle anti-virus software with the new version of Windows, which, analysts say, will decimate all the competition.
“It’s a great time to be in the antivirus business. In August, two separate bugs laid low millions of PCs around the world, causing an estimated $2 billion in damage. Both exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system. And on Sept. 10, Microsoft warned of yet another security hole in Windows that could lead to a new bout of bugs. All that has sent sales of antivirus software soaring. So which company stands to benefit the most from the surging demand for security software? That’s right: Microsoft.”