Thursday, November 27, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Syrian Electronic Army targets CNBC, Telegraph, Independent, PCWorld
GoPro Camera Drones In The Works: report
European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google
LG Electronics Streamlines Structure, Names New Presidents of Home and Mobile Segments
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays
ETRI Develops 10Gbps Internet Speeds Technology
New Asus Strix 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Released
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available For Small Businesses For Free


In early October, Microsoft will make Microsoft Security Essentials available to small businesses for download and installation on up to 10 PCs

Originally released last year for single-PC use at home, Microsoft Security Essentials was designed as a comprehensive security solution in a lightweight package. Smith says a growing chorus of requests prompted Microsoft to extend the service to small businesses.

"When we launched Microsoft Security Essentials last year, small businesses kept telling us that it was exactly the type of thing they need at work too," said Jeff Smith, director of Marketing for Microsoft Security Essentials. "What they really wanted from their antivirus software ? inexpensive, quiet protection from a provider they can trust ? were all things Microsoft Security Essentials could clearly deliver."

Smith says Microsoft Security Essentials can be downloaded, installed and put to work with just a few clicks. Upon installation, it scans the PC to make sure it?s clean from the start. Once Microsoft Security Essentials is working, it downloads updates and schedules scans on its own.

Says Smith: "This is a full-featured, top-tier security solution that we?re offering to small businesses for free. You don?t need a credit card. It requires no registration, no trials, no renewals. It doesn?t collect any information. It runs well on older hardware. It?s easy to use, easy to get, and it?s from a trusted source. Basically, Microsoft Security Essentials just works."

But if the product is so successful, why offer it for free? According to Microsoft?s internal research, although 80 percent of PC owners in the U.S. say they have the most up-to-date antivirus protection, in reality only half that many actually do. Often they have signed up for free trials or subscription-based services that have lapsed. Others are just using outdated versions of security software on older hardware.

Smith says these issues become more dramatic in developing economies, where not everyone has a credit card or broadband network access to download large files.

"We want the entire Windows ecosystem to be secure," says Smith. "By making Microsoft Security Essentials so broadly available, everyone wins. And we think small-business owners are going to be really happy with what they get. This is just what the market needed."

Microsoft Security Essentials is now available in 74 markets worldwide and 25 languages. To learn more about Microsoft Security Essentials and download the product for free, visit http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/.


Previous
Next
Facebook Said to Be Working on Phones, Zuckerberg Denies It        All News        EU Seeks to Harmonising Copyright Law at European Level
Facebook, Streaming Video Dominate the New Media Landscape     General Computing News      EU Seeks to Harmonising Copyright Law at European Level

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays
Microsoft Slashes Prices Of Xbox One, Surface 3 For Black Friday
Samsung Loses Bid Against Microsoft
Microsoft To Offer Digital Services To Real Madrid Soccer Fans
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Update Fixes Bugs
Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology Research Helps Visually Impaired
Microsoft Buys Cloud-security Company Aorato
Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source and Cross-platform, Adds New Capabilities With Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online
Microsoft Bundles Office, Xbox, Skype for $199, Introduces Skype for Business
Lumia 535 Is Official
Microsoft and Dropbox Announce Surprising Collaboration On Mobile

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .