Computer Associates, Sybari & Symantec Join VIA

Industry Leaders Pool Information to Help Internet Users Defend Against Virus Threats

Microsoft Corp. today welcomed Computer Associates International Inc. (CA), Sybari Software Inc. and Symantec Corp. as members of the Virus Information Alliance (VIA), a centralized resource for Internet users seeking information about the latest virus threats affecting Microsoft® technology. Internet users should continue to look to their preferred antivirus provider for information on attacks affecting non-Microsoft technology.

CA, Sybari Software Inc. and Symantec Corp. will provide valuable information to the VIA to more rapidly advise Internet users about virus targets, impact and methods of remediation. Links to VIA members' virus advisories are posted at

Established with members Microsoft, Network Associates Inc. and Trend Micro Inc., the VIA offers recommended best practices for preventing malicious attacks, information about specific viruses, how-to articles and links to other antivirus resources on its Web site. In addition to providing the latest reports on medium- and high-severity virus incidents, the VIA Web site allows Internet users to quickly and easily refer to their preferred antivirus vendor for more-detailed technical information about specific viruses and their eradication and customer support.

News source: Microsoft PressPass

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