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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
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
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

Network Management Solution: WhatsUp Gold
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
TRIAL SOFTWARE: WhatsUp Gold is the most intuitive, comprehensive, and cost-effective network management toolset available today.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2011

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
sponsored by Microsoft
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ISA Server 2006 from Microsoft helps protect your IT environment from Internet-based threats while providing your users with fast and secure remote access to applications and data.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 25 Sep 2006


ExtremeZ-IP: Could ExtremeZ-IP Help Your Business?
sponsored by Acronis
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Find out if ExtremeZ-IP is right for your environment and can deliver a better experience for Mac users and your IT department.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 15 Oct 2013


Unified Security Management: Real-time Threat Detection
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: This free trial software allows unifies tools for intrusion detection, asset discovery, vulnerability scans, real-time threat intelligence, and SIEM/event correlation in one easy-to-use and affordable solution.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 24 Mar 2014


InterScan Messaging Hosted Security (IMHS) Trial
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
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.

IBM Tivoli Live Monitoring Services Demo
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: Watch this demo to see how Tivoli Live can help you manage the health and performance of your data center's resources—including operating systems, virtualized servers, middleware and applications.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Premiered: 20 May 2011


MapXtreme Java v4.8.1
sponsored by MapInfo Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: This IT Download, MapXtreme Java, provides a Java mapping engine which facilitates optimized location intelligence on the desktop, over the internet, or through an intranet.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Premiered: 10 Mar 2008

MapInfo Corporation

AlienVault Unified Security Management: Complete Security Visibility
sponsored by AlienVault
TRIAL SOFTWARE: AlienVault's Unified Security Management™ (USM) products provide a way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. Download a free 30-day Trial.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 17 Jul 2013


sponsored by Core Security Technologies
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
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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