To keep its growth moving, Google
Privately held GreenBorder has software that allows you to set up a virtual computer to surf the Web. If there is a virus or malware attack, you can simply turn off the virtual instance, ensuring that your main computer remains safe.
It's an ingenious system, and it means there's no need to continue to update security systems with new signatures and patches.
Google has provided no details on its intentions for GreenBorder. Yet it's logical that it could be a core piece of its growing suite of applications, such as email, spreadsheets, word processors, and calendars.
"Google is always looking to fill gaps in the Internet user's experience, and if it can shove a thumb in Microsoft's
This could be part of an even broader strategy of attacking the cash cows of Symantec
If Google really does have its sights set on being a big player in security, it's going to take a while. So in the meantime, I think the main players should feel secure ... but they need to keep a watchful eye on the giant.
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