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Kaspersky: Security not part of Microsoft's identity

Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder and CEO of anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, has criticised Microsoft's brand image after the launch of its Security Essentials. In an interview with ZDNet Asia on Friday, he said that "security is not part of Microsoft's identity", and that consumers will not believe in them as a security brand.
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Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder and CEO of anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, has criticised Microsoft's brand image after the launch of its Security Essentials. In an interview with ZDNet Asia on Friday, he said that "security is not part of Microsoft's identity", and that consumers will not believe in them as a security brand. He did add, however, that the problems were not with the software, branding Security Essentials' predecessor OneCare "good enough".

Kaspersky also voiced concerns about internet security, citing the main flaw as too much anonymity.

"I'd like to change the design of the Internet by introducing regulation - internet passports, internet police and international agreement - about following internet standards," said Kaspersky. "And if some countries don't agree with or don't pay attention to the agreement, just cut them off."

ZDNet Asia has the full story on what Kaspersky had to say on Microsoft and internet security.

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