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Microsoft: We Patch Faster than Apple, Novell and Red Hat

Jun 21, 2007, 15:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)

"A Microsoft executive has claimed that Windows users faced fewer days of security risks on average last year than users of rival operating systems from Apple, Novell, Red Hat and Sun.

"Jeff Jones, strategy director at Microsoft's security technology unit, has posted findings that show Microsoft released patches for vulnerabilities in Windows faster than its four competitors did for flaws in their software. Microsoft's last monthly 'Patch Tuesday' was on June 12, when it claimed to have fixed 15 vulnerabilities. A Symantec executive acknowledged the accuracy of Jones' data..."

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