EU Investigates Microsoft’s Security Software Practices

EU Investigates Microsoft's Security Software Practices
EU Investigates Microsoft's Security Software Practices

The European Commission is investigating whether Microsoft prevents customers from relying on specific security products from its competitors.

The European Commission is looking into whether Microsoft is blocking customers from depending on particular security software from its competitors, according to a document.

Companies have long complained about Microsoft’s bundling services and cloud computing tactics, which European regulators have probed. Microsoft claims it has attempted to resolve opponents’ concerns.

The European Commission, the EU’s competition authority, is investigating Microsoft’s Entra ID software, formerly known as Azure Active Directory.

The software allows businesses to regulate who can access their cloud-based applications. According to an article, regulators have attempted to determine whether Microsoft customers can authenticate onto Microsoft services using simply competing software or if they must also utilize Entra ID.

The Information first reported on Tuesday about the commission’s investigation, citing a document delivered to a Microsoft rival.

This week, Alphabet’s Google increased its criticism of Microsoft’s cloud-computing tactics, claiming that its rival is attempting to establish a monopoly that will stifle the progress of future technologies such as generative artificial intelligence. Microsoft has dismissed the accusation.

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