Microsoft Will Produce Line of Security Products

Microsoft has established a new Security Business Unit (SBU) under the direction of Vice President Mike Nash. The new SBU will develop a line of security products and solutions for desktops, servers, and networks. The SBU will first determine what types of products and services customers need and then be responsible for delivering those solutions.

To date, Microsoft's only security product is the Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA), which Microsoft says "integrates an extensible, multilayer enterprise firewall and a scalable high-performance Web cache." Microsoft also offers a security tool, HFNetChk, which lets users scan systems to determine which service packs and hotfixes are installed or missing. The company has also said it will produce a tool called Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), which is a combination of its current HFNetChk and Personal Security Advisory tools. No information is currently available about whether the SBU will take charge of developing the MBSA tool.

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