Acquisition Strengthens Anti-Malware Solutions

Today Microsoft Corp. announced it has acquired Maryland-based Komoku Inc., a provider of advanced rootkit security detection solutions. This acquisition is another example of Microsoft’s commitment to build a rich set of security expertise to create and bring to market security technologies and products to help protect consumers through large enterprise.  With this acquisition, Microsoft expects to add Komoku’s functionality into upcoming versions of the Forefront line of enterprise security products and Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft’s all-in-one PC care solution.


Founded in 2004, Komoku is a privately held company that specializes in providing rootkit detection software, particularly for high security government agencies.


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