OneCare: Friend or Foe?

By | March 7, 2006

While enterprise IT admins won´t have much need for OneCare Live, it can help consumers with basic desktop security and performance. Microsoft´s Windows OneCare Live provides a simple way for consumers to shore up the most basic desktop defenses and streamline performance. Although enterprise IT administrators will have little need for OneCare Live, they are advised to become familiar with the service, as users may install it on home systems that access the corporate network via VPN.

OneCare Live also provides some indication of what the more corporate-focused Microsoft Client Protection suite may look like down the road.

The OneCare Live beta is now available for free from www.windowsonecare.com. When OneCare Live goes gold, which Microsoft officials say will happen by June, the service will cost $49.95 a year for as many as three systems. Participants in the OneCare Live beta program may be eligible for discounts, as well.Read Full Story

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