Microsoft said this week that its security unit and top security ISVs -- including Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro -- plan to release Windows Vista-ready products and services on Jan. 30, when the operating system is due to become generally available. The software giant announced Tuesday that Vista-compatible antivirus, antimalware, family safety and other security applications also are slated to ship at the end of the month from CA, ContentWatch, Grisoft, IMSafer, Kaspersky Lab, Panda Software, PixAlert and Safebrowse.com.
Symantec, for its part, said Norton Antivirus 2007 and Norton Internet Security 2007 for Windows Vista and XP are currently available for purchase at the companys Web site and will be widely available in the channel this month. Norton Confidential 2007 for Vista and Windows XP will be available from Symantec.com on Jan. 29 and more broadly in the channel in February. In addition, the Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response (SONAR) service, which came with the Cupertino, Calif., companys WholeSecurity acquisition, will be available for subscribers of Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus. Meanwhile, Microsoft said McAfee plans to have its VirusScan Plus 2007, PC Protection Plus 2007, Internet Security Suite 2007, Total Protection 2007, Wireless Protection 2007, and SiteAdvisor and SiteAdvisor Plus services available for Vista by Jan. 30. Also due out by that date and compatible with Vista are CA Anti-Virus 2007 and Panda Antivirus 2007, Panda ClientShield 2007 and Panda Internet Security 2007 Identity Protect, according to Microsoft.