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May 2006

Spy Catchers

We take a close look at seven enterprise antispyware products. Can they keep your corporate desktops free of prying eyes? Spyware has many organizations crying "Uncle!" Help desks are inundated with user complaints about incessant ads, slow system performance and dysfunctional machines. In response, many companies are deploying enterprise-wide antispyware products, finding that the easily quantifiable savings justify the expenditure. Yet, help desk costs are the least sinister aspect of the spyware menace. Worst-case scenarios include the disclosure of sensitive corporate secrets or the theft of employees' personal information. Whatever the business case for deploying antispyware, the market has grown quickly. Antispyware companies have scrambled to extend their consumer offerings into centrally managed enterprise products, and antivirus providers have developed--or acquired--antispyware capabilities. Enterprise-level antispyware is a young technology--the first centrally managed products appeared about two years ago. To see if ...

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Features in this issue

  • Spy Catchers

    PRODUCT REVIEW We take a close look at seven antispyware products. Can they keep your corporate desktops free of prying eyes?

  • TippingPoint/3Com's TippingPoint X505 product review

    In this product review, get info on TippingPoint/3Com's TippingPoint X505 intrusion prevention security tool. Learn about product cost, installation, setup and configuration features.

  • Is Microsoft Trustworthy Yet?

    PLATFORM SECURITY The fourth anniversary of its Trustworthy Computing Initiative is marked with mixed reviews from users.

  • Safety Net

    BITS & BOLTS Microsoft's .NET development framework can help your Web apps perform securely.

  • Sendmail Sentrion GP product review

    Product review of open source Sendmail Sentrion GP, which can build on software to enhance email security with antivirus, antispam and policy interface.

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