CA Partners with Microsoft on Free Security SolutionBy Carol Ellison | Print
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Computer Associates is pushing its security solutions downstream into Symantec's end-user territory and it's partnering with Microsoft and its own e-tail channel to do it.
Las VegasComputer Associates took a giant step toward the retail channel Tuesday. In a joint announcement with Microsoft at the COMDEX show here, CA said it would make one-year subscriptions to CA's eTrust EZ Armor antivirus and firewall desktop security suite available to qualified Windows home users at no cost.
The announcement, which extends CA's partnership in Microsoft's Protect Your PC program, was greeted warmly by Tom Button, corporate vice president of Windows at Microsoft Corp. "Helping Windows customers get more secure and stay protected is a top priority," he said.
The free download, a $49.95 retail value, extends through June 30, 2004 and promises one year of personal firewall and AV protection,including daily virus signature updates, for free. The download is available at http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft.