Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, 2007

Microsoft has been placed in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report. Gartner finds that “Point products for antivirus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls and host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) are rapidly being replaced by suites with a centralized and extensible management framework.”


Launched in June 2007, Microsoft’s Forefront Client Security provides virus and spyware protection for business desktops, laptops, and server operating systems.


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