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Microsoft Security Essentials to be FREE for Small Businesses from October

Thursday, 23 September 2010, 8:02 | Microsoft, security | 2 Comments | Read 376 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

Microsoft Security Essentials, a free, security solution which protects your computer from viruses, spyware and other malware stuff is going free for Small Businesses starting October. The software has been free for personal use since its launch. In my current ranking of best free anti-virus software, i would rank Microsoft Security Essentials as number 1, followed by Avast.

As per Microsoft, starting October, Small Businesses will be able to license Microsoft Security Essentials for FREE for upto 10 users.

Microsoft Security Essentials to be Free for Small Businesses from October 2010

Take a look at this video by Theresa Burch, director of product management, who gives a look at the details of Microsoft Security Essentials for a little more about what Microsoft Security Essentials can do for your business:

Here is a glimpse of why you can trust Microsoft Security Essentials to protect your business

  • Microsoft Security Essentials is powered by the same core malware protection engine that drives Microsoft’s enterprise solutions.
  • The anti-malware engine used in Microsoft Security Essentials – and in all of Microsoft’s security products – is regularly tested by numerous organizations around the world and has consistently been certified by the industry’s leading independent certification authorities: International Computer Security Association Labs (ICSA) and West Coast Labs, VB100, and AV-Test.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials uses advanced system scanning and removal technologies that employ a definitions database that details the characteristics and behaviors of known malware. Threats are collected every month from more than 600 million PCs around the world and are assessed by the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, and new signatures are written and deployed daily.

UPDATE -1 : 17th December 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 with much improved features is now available for download. You can read our post covering new features of the software in an article titled Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 is now Available [Best Free Anti-Virus Software]

via Microsoft

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