It will be interesting to see the reaction of the security vendors to this announcement. Will their products have a place in the market anymore? Who will actually buy their products when the Operating System itself performs these tasks? Further, as the Firewall is there and is active, wont those developers now have
to rewrite their entire product lines to make them more capable, or simply drop those products altogether?
I have been saying that Microsoft would tend to go after its own eco-system of vendors, and this is just the first step in the game-plan. The security companies can only be looking at this and wondering what the hell they are going to do with their products now. If you dont believe they are going to try to kill those products, you dont have your eyes open to the obvious.