Microsoft on Monday said that its new Internet security offering, Windows Live OneCare, which launched last Wednesday, will be offered to Qwest’s high-speed broadband customers at no charge, marking the first time the Redmond, Wash.-based software bigwig has offered the new product via a partner company, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.
The Windows Live OneCare software will be offered along with Microsoft’s Windows Live e-mail and a number of other Microsoft-branded services, according to the AP, and Qwest customers will have the option of switching to the new products or sticking with the current Qwest Internet security features, which include Microsoft’s MSN e-mail and junk mail filtering services, as well as McAfee’s Web virus detection application. McAfee is one of Microsoft’s main competitors in the Web security software space, along with companies like Symantec.
There is currently no date set for when the new Windows Live OneCare products will be available to Qwest broadband subscribers, the AP reports.
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