Forrester's spyware evaluation: "Forrester is of the opinion that the standalone anti-spyware vendors, such as Webroot, Sunbelt, Tenebril and Aluria, must move beyond spyware protection to the larger areas of malicious code, including virus protection, or else they will 'either become acquisition targets or fade into obscurity.' That's Forrester's opinion, not mine. But let me know what you think: Can standalone anti-spyware firms not just survive, but thrive?"
I'd side with Forrester on this one - it might take some time and standalone folks might still better, but the anti-virus vendors will catch up and eat their lunch. Anybody to argue? Anybody wonna bet?