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DEFINITION: Pretexting is a form of social engineering in which an individual lies about his identity or purpose to obtain privileged data about another individual. A pretexter may then use this data to engage in identity theft or corporate espionage. Pretexting may be employed by telephone or email, through customer service instant messaging or a company Web site. A pretexter may use a variety of strategies  … 
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Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this free trial download today and see how Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 features triple threat protection that defends against identity theft, confidential data leakage and all Internet threats.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

Kaspersky Lab

Free Demo: Powerful and Easy-to-Use Patch Management
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CORE IMPACT Pro V10
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PRODUCT DEMO: Please join Core Security for a live demonstration of CORE IMPACT Pro, the most comprehensive product for performing security assurance testing on an organization’s network systems, endpoint systems, end users and web applications.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 | Premiered: 30 Dec 2009

Core Security Technologies

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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Receive a 30 day no-risk trial of Office 365, a suite of Internet-based services devised to help meet your needs for robust security, 24/7 reliability, and user productivity.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Premiered: 23 Dec 2011

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CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management
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PRODUCT DEMO: Watch this in-depth product demo to learn how CA Clarity works. This project and portfolio management solution enables users to view all projects, programs, services, assets, and applications in a collection of portfolios.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Premiered: 30 Mar 2010

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InterScan Messaging Hosted Security (IMHS) Trial
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Many traditional email security solutions take up too much time and are not as effective as they should be in stopping spam. Hosted email security by Trend Micro provides unlimited email scanning capacity with always-up-to-the-minute security that is continuously tuned and optimized 24x7.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 21 Aug 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

RTDiscover
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PRODUCT DEMO: The Internet has changed. Email and Web browsing traffic entering enterprise networks is now dwarfed by greynets like IM, VoIP and P2P, opening channels for potential malware coming in, as well as the danger of sensitive information leaking out
Posted: 10 Dec 2007 | Premiered: 10 Dec 2007

FaceTime Communications

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Symantec Protection Suite creates a protected endpoint and messaging environment that is secure against today's complex malware, data loss and spam threats, and is quickly recoverable in the event of failure.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Premiered: 18 Jun 2009

Symantec Corporation

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Posted: 20 May 2011 | Premiered: 20 May 2011

IBM

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12 is built around an idea; that the context of a threat is as important as its content. Powered by Insight, the new Symantec Endpoint Protection uses age, frequency and source of files, along with other security metrics, to expose new and highly targeted threats.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Premiered: 26 May 2011

Symantec Corporation
 
 
SOCIAL ENGINEERING DEFINITION (continued): …  to obtain personal information. In one scenario, for example, the pretexter might call an individual claiming affiliation with a bank, survey firm or credit agency. In another scenario, a pretexter might claim to be a customer, client or employee of a company to gain access to phone or electronic records. After establishing trust with the targeted individual, the pretexter might ask a series of questions designed to gather key individual identifiers (like social security numbers, mother's maiden name, place or date of birth, or account numbers) under the guise of needing to confirm the individual's … 
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