Gates Outlines Microsoft Security Strategy
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Tuesday laid out a comprehensive security Relevant Products/Services from strategy designed to highlight improvements in the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system.
He also spoke about other technologies that are becoming integral components of Microsoft’s software and services as the company attempts to stay one step ahead of those attacking its technology seemingly from all sides. Gates also discussed the company’s commitment to simplifying identity and access management in the enterprise. Beginning with the release of Longhorn — the next version of Windows Server — Microsoft will expand the role of Active Directory to include rights-management services, certificate services, metadirectory services, and federation services.
He issued an industry-wide call for engineering security in all stages of technology development, encouraging software developers to think of security not as an afterthought but as a “guiding principle.”