Friday, July 23, 2010

Microsoft Contributing Security Solution to Adobe Reader -- Redmond Developer News

Customer-focused coopetition

As Adobe Systems applications face increasing security threats, Microsoft is stepping up to lend a helping hand.

Microsoft is providing some of its sandboxing security technology, developed for Microsoft Office, to its partners, including Adobe, according to David LeBlanc, a Microsoft senior technologist for network security, in a blog post. One of the first such product collaborations involves Adobe Reader, a plug-in utility for reading PDF files.

"Office and Adobe compete on many fronts, but we put all that aside when it comes to helping protect customers from security issues," LeBlanc wrote.

Microsoft Contributing Security Solution to Adobe Reader -- Redmond Developer News

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