Symantec comes out in swinging in bitter legal battle over security bug audit conspiracy claims

Symantec says the biz that accused it of conspiring with others to avoid independent security audits is “less than honest” and driven by a “thirst for profits.”

“This is, at bottom, a case where one company’s thirst for profits has led it to brush aside the needs of its customers for more accurate testing of their computer security in order to support an opaque, inaccurate, and less-than-honest business model,” Symantec argued [PDF] in a California court filing this week.

It argues that the legal action brought by independent software tester NSS Labs against Symantec in the US should be dismissed in its entirety because its claims “are entirely devoid of merit.”

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Source: The Register