Microsoft's .NET Security Promise Challenged

Analysts say that .NET is several years behind Java in providing the kinds of good security practices that Sun has already integrated into its model.

In an apparent reversal of its poor security record of late, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) has received a positive review of its .NET platform from two computer security companies.

But Matthew Kovar, an Internet security analyst for the Yankee Group, told NewsFactor Network: "I would state that at the least this is a shallow attempt by Microsoft to sway public opinion about the future of a system that is still not available to hackers to truly test."

Foundstone Inc. and CORE Security Technologies released a joint white paper Monday entitled "Security in the Microsoft .NET Framework," which asserts that "the managed code architecture of the .NET Framework provides a compelling solution to the problem of software application security."

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