CA antivirus unit sold: Will become 'Total Defense'

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  1. tgell

    tgell Registered Member

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  2. Ibrad

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    Wow, its going to be interesting for to see what they do to the CA engine and program.
     
  3. The Hammer

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    o_O WoW. I don't know a living soul that uses it. 60,000 business huh.:eek:
     
  4. Mongol

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    CA's corporate element is quite big and reasonably successful. Something gets dropped between the corporate product and the home user side. The home user products are........rubbish...:rolleyes: :blink: :shifty:
     
  5. J_L

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    Hopefully there will be something interesting from this like a free version.
     
  6. Macstorm

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    Did they sell it or just gave it away for free? :D
     
  7. clayieee

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    CA has been on many issues in the last year, i do believe on them,
     
  8. crapbag

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    Aww :'( this was my first AV.

    I upgraded and used the suite for a year or so.

    It's anti-spyware always used to catch things.

    Will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  9. gery

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    maybe from the cemetery lol:D :D :D :D
     
  10. clayieee

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    the CA business security client is successful, though the home is not that much
     
  11. ichito

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    It looks like true...hmm
    "Updata Partners to Acquire CA Technologies Internet Security Business Unit
    CA Technologies Internet Security Business Unit ranked one of the top ten endpoint security vendors worldwide
    RESTON, Virginia , May 12, 2011 --

    Updata Partners, a leading technology-focused growth equity firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Internet Security Business Unit (the “ISBU”) of CA Technologies."
    http://www.updatapartners.com/news/...echnologies-Internet-Security-Business-Unit-/
     
  12. sg09

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    At its present form I am reluctant to try it even in VM. Lets hope it improves detection-wise and performance-wise. I have very little respect for Computer Associates, it has destroyed two world class products Pest Patrol and Tiny Personal Firewall.:mad:
     
  13. iravgupta

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    At one point, CA was being used on internal Microsoft PCs. Of course they have switched to ForeFront now.
     
  14. SweX

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    Maybe they should just have shutdown the AV division instead of selling it.
    Since I haven't heard a good thing about CA in a long long time. :doubt:

    But who knows perhaps they got big plans for CA and will come up with something amazing :rolleyes: :doubt:
     
  15. tgell

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    I installed it when it was called InoculateIT Personal Edition. Then when they started charging for it, I moved on.
     
  16. Vladimyr

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    From Total Disaster to 'Total Defense'. That's a big call!

    Make that 3 products. Don't forget the first casualty, VET, the basis of 'InnoculateIT PE'
     
  17. sg09

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    :'( :'(
     
  18. tgell

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    Now I remember why I liked InnoculateIT PE. VET was a top-notch anti-virus at the time and InnoculateIT used the same engine and definitions.
     
  19. ellison64

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    Yes ..inoculateit was probably the best free av at that time imo.
    ellison
     
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