Microsoft changes antivirus policy under Kaspersky pressure
Mike Shultz, CEO of Cybernance, the cyber risk governance company based in Austin, Texas, said Microsoft would have been foolish to fight in this case.
“Microsoft holds fairly substantial risk, particularly in the EU around anti-competitive measures, and they don’t need this fight right now — one that they would likely lose. It’s better to compromise and live to fight another day,” Shultz told SearchSecurity. “The implied positive relationship between Microsoft and the third-party providers can only be good for the enterprise user. The more capability and compatibility that is provided to the enterprise, the better for all.”