The Associated Press has published a piece by Allison Linn that examines Microsoftis entrance into the computer security market. According to the article, the Windows maker has two options. By ignoring the problem, "the company risks further alienating customers," but by entering the market, "Microsoft faces a potential backlash from some of its allies," including Symantec, Inc. and McAfee Corp.
Microsoft has announced that it will enter the enterprise-level security market, and that it will bundle consumer-level anti-spyware software with Windows.
There is more, including comments from officers at Symantec and McAfee, in the full article.