Microsoft Fails to Use Its Own Security Tools

Thanks youm0nt...The Software giant offers its own enterprise-class security product, so why is it turning to another company for protection? NetScreen Technologies, a company that makes firewall and virtual private network hardware and software, announced this week that it had gained a major customer: Microsoft.

Microsoft's SQL Labs, the part of the company that works on Microsoft's SQL Server, is using NetScreen's 500-series security appliance to defend its network against Code Red, Nimda, and other worm attacks, according to a statement released by NetScreen. Apparently, the labs' choice was made despite the fact that Microsoft already sells its own security product touted as a defense against worms.

The Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server was introduced in early 2001 and was hailed by the Redmond, Washington, company as Microsoft's first product aimed entirely at the security market. ISA Server offers such features as an "enterprise-class" firewall and a Web cache.

News source: PCWorld

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