A question about MS Antispyware for use in Network environment



Zislatik
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
I work for a State agency that has enterprise level software licenses for
Windows XP / Office suite / Universal MSDN subscriber. I have been using the
Microsoft Antispyware Beta on test machines in the environment with very good
success.

I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask:

1. When will the product move out of Beta1? Is there a planned move to a
final product or Release Candidate (RC) or another Beta period (Beta2)?

2. Will our users get a popup from MS, either asking about the upgrade to
Beta 2 or the full grown product?

3. Will there be a charge for the production version or will it be included
with one of our various licensed product families?

4. Can (or Should) we use this product enterprise-wide (deploy to all)? Will
you have any enterprise tools for deployment or management?

5. Do you guy have any technical information / white papers / general
information about the direction Microsoft is heading in the Antivirus /
Antitrojan / Antispyware / Malware/Riskware solutions for enterprise /
domain level security?

Thanks for any assistance and information you can provide on this subject
for me, my management is has ask these question of me and this was the place
that I was directed by support to ask my question.

Thanks,
Zislatik

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Zislatik wrote:

> I work for a State agency that has enterprise level software licenses
> for Windows XP / Office suite / Universal MSDN subscriber. I have been
> using the Microsoft Antispyware Beta on test machines in the
> environment with very good success.
>
> I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask:
>
> 1. When will the product move out of Beta1? Is there a planned move to
> a final product or Release Candidate (RC) or another Beta period
> (Beta2)?
>
> 2. Will our users get a popup from MS, either asking about the upgrade
> to Beta 2 or the full grown product?
>
> 3. Will there be a charge for the production version or will it be
> included with one of our various licensed product families?
>
> 4. Can (or Should) we use this product enterprise-wide (deploy to
> all)? Will you have any enterprise tools for deployment or management?
>
> 5. Do you guy have any technical information / white papers / general
> information about the direction Microsoft is heading in the Antivirus
> /
> Antitrojan / Antispyware / Malware/Riskware solutions for enterprise
> / domain level security?
>
> Thanks for any assistance and information you can provide on this
> subject for me, my management is has ask these question of me and this
> was the place that I was directed by support to ask my question.
>
> Thanks,
> Zislatik

All very good questions, but you'd do better to ask them in one of the
newsgroups set up specifically for the Beta MS AntiSpyware app. Here is
information on those groups:

At this time, support for the beta version of Microsoft Windows
AntiSpyware is being provided through the following Microsoft
newsgroups:

- microsoft.private.security.spyware.announcements
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.appcompat
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.general
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.install
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.networking
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.signatures
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.onlinecommunity

These newsgroups can be accessed via NNTP or HTTP. To access these
newsgroups using HTTP, please go to the following location:

http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us

To access these newsgroups using NNTP, please use the following
information for your NNTP client (such as Microsoft Outlook Express):

- NNTP Server: privatenews.microsoft.com
- Account name: privatenews\spyware
- Password: spyware

NOTE: No password will be required via the HTTP link.

Malke
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A question about MS Antispyware for use in Network environment