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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

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

Put Your Customer First with Scalable and Adaptable Unified Infrastructure Monitoring
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Are disparate monitoring systems tripping you up with convoluted complexity? Download here a free trial of CA Unified Infrastructure Management, which will empower your customer-first strategies with a scalable, adaptable unified monitoring solution—eliminating the need for disparate monitoring systems.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: A new wave of vulnerabilities is threatening our endpoints and browsers at a much greater rate than operating systems and servers, which is why the SANS Institute has ranked “patching client-side software” as the number one security priority.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension

Spector 360: User Activity Monitoring Across Windows, Mac, and BlackBerry Devices
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PRODUCT DEMO: Spector360 puts you in front of the problem, whether it's data breaches, employee fraud or productivity losses, so you can take immediate action, minimizing any impact and improving your organization's efficiency. Click to download a free trial of Spector360, and start Monitoring 10 Employees for Free!
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Premiered: 23 May 2013

SpectorSoft

Online Trial: Rational System Architect
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Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 04 Nov 2009

IBM

Symantec Protection Suite Challenge
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SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this demo to take Symantec's Protection Suite Challenge and see how your network security stacks up so you can focus on your business.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 28 Jul 2009

Symantec Corporation

HP GlancePlus
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Keep business applications running smoothly and efficiently. HP GlancePlus software arms your organization with powerful system performance monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. It enables you to easily examine system activities, identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, and tune your system for more efficient operation.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Try Office 365 for free for 30 days
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Premiered: 23 Dec 2011

Microsoft

Lumension Endpoint Security: Device Control and Application Control
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: The increase of new technologies that enable remote data access 24x7, the escalating sophistication of cyber criminals and rising insider risks have forced organizations to change their approach to endpoint security and data protection.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension
 
 
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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