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    context-aware security

    Context-aware security is the use of situational information (such as identity, location, time of day or type of endpoint device) to improve information security decisions.

  • E

    extrusion prevention

    Extrusion prevention is the practice of stopping data leakage by filtering outbound network traffic. Extrusion prevention protects sensitive digital assets from unauthorized transfer by stopping the movement of packets across the network. Extrusion detection, by contrast, simply alerts an administrator to a potential issue. (Continued...)

  • S

    spyware

    Spyware is software that is installed on a computing device without the user's knowledge or permission.

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