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EU: Microsoft details its security process, amid Kaspersky antitrust complaint

 |  June 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Eugene Kaspersky, from the Russian multinational cyber security and anti-virus provider Kaspersky, fired shots at Microsoft and filed a new antitrust complaint against the company in the European Union. The issue as heart at the time was Microsoft’s Windows Defender antivirus solution, and Microsoft pushing its own antivirus over third party software in Windows 10. Now that some time has passed, Microsoft has indirectly responded to Kaspersky’s antitrust complaints by highlighting its antivirus efforts in a new post to the TechNet blog.

Titled “Partnering with the AV ecosystem to protect our Windows 10 customers,” the 1,000-word post is penned by Rob Lefferts, Partner Director, Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise at Microsoft. He highlights the impacts of the WannaCry attacks and addresses the importance of how Microsoft is trying to make Windows 10 the safest and most secure version of Windows ever.

Though Lefferts does not address Kaspersky directly in the post, he does mention that Microsoft’s approach to security in Windows 10 “includes both the end-to-end protections we build in natively, as well as support for the larger ecosystem of ISV [Indepedent Software Vendors] and OEM partners to do their best work.” This would appear to address Kaspersky’s claim that Microsoft is using its “dominant position” to promote Windows Defender.

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