Microsoft readies two-way firewall for Vista

Microsoft is readying a new, highly configurable firewall for its upcoming Windows Vista operating system that is designed to give administrators much greater control over which applications are allowed to run on the systems they manage.

After just over a month of testing by users in Microsoft's Community Technology Preview (CTP) program, the firewall is "very much on track" to be in the final Vista release, which is scheduled for later this year, said Austin Wilson, a director in Microsoft's Windows Client group.

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