Microsoft Promises Free Antivirus For Small Businesses

Early this year, there was an announcement that Microsoft will begin to offer free antivirus software for local SMSs across some regions of the world.  This has become necessary owing to the continuous threat that Windows is subjected to on daily basis across the world.   To get over this game, Microsoft promised to update its licensing agreements to  pave way for companies with less than 10 PCs to have Microsoft Security Essentials free.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.

It has been for personal PCs, but the buzz was on small companies. Kevin Connolly, Windows Product Manager for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands said that

“Microsoft Security Essentials is powered by the same core malware protection engine that drives Microsoft’s enterprise solutions. He added that, “By making Microsoft Security Essentials available to small businesses with fewer than 10 PCs, we are extending our commitment to help these companies save money and grow their business with free online protection.”

The good deal here is that those that did not pay for their copies of Microsoft products cannot enjoy this game. In other words, if your Windows copy is pirated, do not expect any free license soon, which is something I encountered a few times when I was working for a company that did laptop repairs in Brisbane. It is also important that Microsoft is yet to explain how this deployment will be since most of these companies do not have Internet access to enable them automatically get the antivirus free online.

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