Microsoft ‘fully committed’ to protecting consumers and businesses from malware

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In an official blog post on the company’s Malware Protection Center, Microsoft reiterates its commitment to ensuring security and protection to consumers and businesses. Microsoft also took the time to highlight a few stats regarding Microsoft’s commitment to security over the past year.

“We are fully committed to protecting our consumer and business customers from malware. Our strong solutions provide the comprehensive defense needed against malicious code and attacks. Our support of antimalware partners helps in building a strong and diverse ecosystem to fight malware,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post today.

“We are fully committed to protecting our consumer and business customers from malware.”

Microsoft states that they have created new methods to identifying emerging threats faster and defend against them even quicker than before. Since new threats emerge on a daily basis, Microsoft has developed early warning telemetry and faster signature delivery systems to fight against these threats.

“We exist to serve and protect our customers, so our research and response efforts focus on real threats that affect customers. Today millions of customers have voluntarily opted to let their computers share telemetry data with us on encountered threats, helping us identify and prioritize new malware files,” Microsoft adds.

Microsoft will share telemetry and samples with the security industry to ensure everyone is protected from malware. Microsoft touts its commitment to collaboration and sharing initiatives with antivirus partners and antivirus testers as “stronger than ever.”

Thusfar, Microsoft has increased protection quality “by a significant rate” since 2011.

Microsoft recently admitted that it’s Security Essentials security software will be ranked low in comparison to other antivirus or anti-malware software, but intended it to be a baseline first-layer of security for Windows. However, thanks to Security Essentials, users can be protected from emergent threats and data collected will help improve third party antivirus solutions.