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CA Announces Virus And Spyware Protection For Windows Vista


CA Threat Manager, CA Anti-Virus, and CA Anti-Spyware Optimize Computing Safety for Corporate Customers and Consumers

ISLANDIA, N.Y., November 30, 2006 – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced that it is delivering virus and spyware protection for corporate customers and consumers using the new Windows Vista operating system.

CA Threat Manager, CA Anti-Virus and CA Anti-Spyware for Windows Vista have been in beta release since June. They are also being used by Microsoft in its own enterprise environment to help safeguard Windows Vista resources.

CA’s solutions enable IT organizations to make optimal use of security parameters defined in Windows Vista and extend them across their other Microsoft platforms across the enterprise—ensuring that security policies are consistently enforced before, during and after platform migration.

“CA has been a great Windows Vista partner and we are pleased to have their solutions available to our customers for Windows Vista,” said Ben Fathi, corporate vice president, Security Technology Unit at Microsoft Corp. “Partners play a vital role in helping secure the computing ecosystem and CA has developed innovative solutions with their Threat Manager, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware products that work with the Windows Vista platform to help protect that ecosystem.”

CA’s enterprise solutions will be available to corporate customers in nine languages. Existing corporate customers with current maintenance agreements will be able to upgrade to Windows Vista-supported versions of CA Threat Manager, CA Anti-Virus and CA Anti-Spyware at no cost, since CA does not license the solutions by platform.

Similarly, current home and home office users of CA security software-including CA Internet Security Suite, CA Anti-Virus, CA Anti-Spyware, CA Anti-Spam and CA Personal Firewall—will also be able to upgrade to Windows Vista-supported versions of those products at no cost.

“CA has taken the steps necessary to ensure that our business and home users can migrate without skipping a beat,” said Sam Curry, vice president of security management at CA. “This continues our unbroken decades-long commitment to timely support of our customers’ platforms of choice.”

More information about CA’s industry-leading anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions for large enterprises is available at, and for SMBs and consumers at

About CA

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit


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