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Help Net Security: Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite (IWSS)

Jan 28, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Buljevic)

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"Increased web browsing has introduced a new set of security problems into the IT environment. Viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and phishing (i.e. password fishing) attacks can enter corporate networks through web-based e-mail or through web pages that contain hidden malicious code. The problem is even more critical because of widespread usage of insecure and/or unpatched HTTP clients--Internet Explorer, to be accurate. In fact, IE has become one of the most common vectors for delivering spyware programs, including adware and dialers.

"Another concern derived from web usage is the loss of productivity, legal liability and excessive bandwidth consumption associated with browsing inapropriate content--yes, you guess it, pornography being on the first place..."

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