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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Microsoft: No New Sybari Sales for Unix, Linux

Microsoft’s enterprise anti-virus plans do not extend to customers on Unix and Linux platforms.

On the day the software giant completed its purchase of Sybari Software Inc., a deal first announced in February, Microsoft Corp. announced it would immediately discontinue new sales of Sybari’s flagship Antigen suite for the Unix and Linux platforms.

The move means that Sybari Antigen 6.0 for Lotus Domino servers running IBM’s AIX Unix operating system will be dropped from the product line.  Amy Roberts, director of product management in Microsoft’s security business and technology unit, said the company will continue to market Antigen for Domino on Windows NT.

In an interview with Ziff Davis Internet News, Roberts said Sybari customers on the Unix and Linux platforms will continue to receive anti-virus updates through the life of the existing contract.,1759,1830182,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594

Posted on 06/21