Symantec CEO lashes out at "conflict of interests"

By Justin Mann on March 16, 2007, 9:17 PM
The bitterness between Symantec and Microsoft continues to grow. While the fallout from the closed-kernel drama that Vista brought has mostly settled, CEO John Thompson of Symantec has spoken out against a company providing both an operating system and the security software behind it. While he didn't name them specifically, it is blatantly obvious whom he is referring to. While he makes a valid point regarding company both selling an OS and selling the security suites on top of it, it also makes perfect sense that someone would want an OS to be secure enough in the first place to not warrant 3rd party software.

He also discusses the future of Vista security and the future role of Symantec software, as well as what they plan to do with Veritas.

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