Kaspersky Lab releases an article about Vista and security

26 Jan 2007
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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has released a new article entitled Vista vs. Viruses, in which Alisa Shevchenko, a Kaspersky Lab antivirus expert, analyzes various aspects of IT security with specific reference to Windows Vista.

Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows Vista, is positioned as a system with enhanced security. The official release date is scheduled for 30th January 2007. However, questions as to how realistic the claims of enhanced security are were being raised by the computing community long before a beta version was made available for download. What exactly are the functions which are designed to offer the user security? And how effective will they really be? Is it true that once Vista is released an antivirus won’t be necessary? The article is designed to address some of the issues that are causing in the computing community.

The author gives a detailed analysis of the main components of Windows Vista that are intended to ensure security: User Account Control, which manages access rights, PatchGuard, which protects the system’s kernel, and security features of Internet Explorer 7. “The security functions currently implemented in Vista are not so all encompassing that the user can wave goodbye to other security software,” concludes Alisa Shevchenko, a Kaspersky Lab antivirus expert.

You can read the full version of the article, Vista vs. Viruses, on Viruslist.com.