Sophos CTO discusses Vista in latest podcast

Sophos Press Release

Richard Jacobs talks about whether Microsoft Vista is stopping security vendors from doing their job

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against computer threats, today announced that it has published a new podcast on the arrival of Vista, Microsoft's next generation of Windows XP.

With Windows being the most targeted operating system by online criminals, the security industry and computers users alike have shown great interest in Microsoft's release of Vista. Microsoft claims to have addressed a number of security issues with this new version of Windows. This release raises an important question - what does Vista mean for the security market as we know it today?

In the podcast, entitled "Is Microsoft stopping your security vendor from doing its job?", Richard Jacobs, CTO at Sophos, is interviewed by Carole Theriault on whether Microsoft making life more difficult for security vendors.

"Recently, some security vendors have accused Microsoft of foul play. Richard Jacobs helps untangle the story by defining what Vista is, why Microsoft is launching it and gives his point of view on the spat between some security vendors and the platform giant," explained Carole Theriault, host of the Sophos podcast. "Any computer user who wants to learn more about Vista and its security features can download this new podcast from Sophos."

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