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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

McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance Trial
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PRODUCT DEMO: Email--Turn on the best filters, and walk away. Better malware detection rate and better spam and phishing catch rate--simply more effective than other filters. If that sounds like something you need, install a free trial of McAfee Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance behind your existing spam filter and see what real protection offers.
Posted: 02 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 02 Sep 2009

McAfee, Inc.

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

IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack
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SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this software demo to see how the IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack works in conjunction with Lotus Domino and other applications to provide excellent collaboration capabilities and numerous other benefits.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Online Trial: Rational System Architect
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Try IBM® Rational® System Architect® V11.3, which enables business managers and IT professionals to plan, model, and execute changes to improve their business strategy and process as well as the IT systems and infrastructure that support them, enabling successful enterprise planning and transformation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 04 Nov 2009

IBM

RTDiscover
sponsored by FaceTime Communications
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

ExtremeZ-IP: Could ExtremeZ-IP Help Your Business?
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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

Acronis

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Symantec Endpoint Protection 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

ESET Online Scanner
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: ESET Online Scanner is designed only to detect and remove threats via on-demand scan and is not a permanent proactive antivirus solution. To receive complete proactive protection, get a free custom business trial and find out why IT pros worldwide recommend ESET for server-to-endpoint security.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2011

ESET

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

IBM
 
 
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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