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Antispyware: Blue Coat Systems' Spyware Interceptor SI-1
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of October 2005
Spyware Interceptor SI-1 Blue Coat Systems Price: $2,295 for hardware and starts at $695 annually for 100-user subscription @exb Blue Coat Systems' Spyware Interceptor SI-1 @exe Blue Coat's Spyware Interceptor SI-1 is one of the first products to approach spyware from a network-based perspective, protecting devices behind the gateway--a particularly appealing solution for organizations with unmanaged systems, such as educational institutions, and open access points. Spyware Interceptor takes a different approach to detecting spyware than most products. Rather than performing signature detection on packet payloads, it monitors URLs against its list of known spyware sites--a technique that allows the appliance to detect polymorphic spyware that attempts to avoid signature detection by altering its code. Recent studies by Microsoft lend credence to this approach, demonstrating that a large proportion of spyware can be traced back to a small number of originating sites. (The list is updated to the appliance daily.) Once Spyware ...
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