CA Wins Deal to Protect 20M AOL Users

America Online is deploying anti-spyware technology from CA in a new version of its client software. America Online Inc. on Wednesday announced ASP (AOL Spyware Protection) 2.0, which uses Computer Associates International Inc.'s eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware technology to scan AOL users' systems for 28,000 different kinds of spyware.

Pest Patrol will allow AOL to scan its customers systems more frequently for spyware—as frequently as once a minute—and give CA a new base of 20 million AOL users, the companies said. AOL members who use AOL 9.0 and AOL 8.0 and above who downloaded the ASP software will automatically receive the update when they sign in. Customers can also obtain it from AOL using the keyword: Spyware, AOL said.

News source: eWeek

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