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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

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

Increase security and ROI: The benefits of Intel vPro technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT DEMO: Significantly improve your company’s IT security and ROI with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2010

Intel

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Software
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer delivers all-in-one monitoring for the data center. A single interface provides a view to the availability and performance of servers and network and storage devices on a network. It eases troubleshooting without agents.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

IT Download: Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 11.0.4 MR4
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: With this trial software, stop malware such as viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, bots, zero-day threats and rootkits. Prevent security outbreaks, reducing administrative overhead all while lowering total cost of ownership for endpoint security.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation

Webroot Enterprise Spy Audit
sponsored by Webroot
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Spyware is a dynamic threat that requires a dedicated solution to defeat it. This free IT download performs a spyware audit throughout your system to provide a clear view of the system's status, helping you manage the threat of harmful intruders.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Premiered: 16 Oct 2006

Webroot

McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance Trial
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

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.

Active Administrator™, Version 5.6.1
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Active Administrator™ is a comprehensive and proactive Active Directory management solution. Active Administrator provides four powerful integrated AD management features within one console, including centralized event auditing and reporting, back-up and recovery, Group Policy offline editing and rollback, and simplified delegation of AD rights.
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 | Premiered: 29 Dec 2010

ScriptLogic 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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