The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Microsoft will buy technology of Romanian firm in antivirus deal "Currently, Microsoft refers customers to outside vendors for antivirus software. But as part of a broad effort to improve security and reliability of its products, Microsoft is developing its own security applications and services.
It could be a year or more before Microsoft begins selling its antivirus product. First it has to complete the GeCAD acquisition and assimilate the company and its technology.
The antivirus product will be sold as a subscription service, said Mike Nash, the vice president heading Microsoft's Security Business Unit.
"It's really meant to be something that complements things that are out there today," Nash said. "We want to make sure we're closing the gap on malicious code.""
Yeah, I'm sure Symantec and Network Associates have nothing to worry about...