Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), Microsoft’s latest anti-malware service
that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software,
is now available in Sri Lanka. Provided free with every purchase of a genuine Windows
7 software enabled PC from an authorized reseller in Sri Lanka, MSE will also be
made available to consumers who have already purchased original software enabled
Manoji Samararatne, Marketing Director, Microsoft Sri Lanka said, “With Microsoft
Security Essentials, consumers will recieve high-quality, real-time protection that
is free, easily available and user friendly. Making Microsoft Security Essentials
broadly available as a free consumer download for genuine Windows-based PCs is part
of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to provide a more trustworthy computing
experience for all customers”.
Microsoft hopes to encourage broader adoption of anti-virus protection amongst consumers,
which in turn is expected to help increase security across the entire Windows ecosystem.
For business customers, Microsoft will continue to offer Forefront Client Security,
providing centralized, comprehensive management and reporting capabilities. MSE,
independently certified by West Coast Labs, is backed by the company’s global
security response team and is built on the same award-winning core security technology
found in the company’s security solutions for businesses.
MSE is designed to run quietly in the background, only alerting users at times when
action is required. It also limits CPU and memory usage, resulting in less impact
on the tasks consumers perform every day such as opening documents or browser windows,
and loading search results, even on older or less powerful PCs. MSE uses real-time
protection to help prevent PCs from becoming infected, and it is the first Microsoft
security product to make use of the company’s new Dynamic Signature Service,
a technology that helps ensure users stay protected by the most current virus definitions
available without having to wait for the next scheduled download.
While the MSE Software is available absolutely free, installation costs may arise,
and will vary from one reseller to another. MSE will also be made available on CDs
through authorized distributors Tech One Global (Pvt) Ltd and Trident Corporation
as well as at all Microsoft re-seller outlets island wide including Singer, Abans,
Softlogic, outlets at Unity Plaza and other OEM reseller partners . For more information
log on to http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials.