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ALSO CALLED: Peer-to-Peer Networks, Peer-to-Peer Communication, Peer-to-Peer File Sharing, P2P
DEFINITION: Napster is a controversial application that allows people to share music over the Internet without having to purchase their own copy on CD. After downloading Napster, a user can get access to music recorded in the MP3 format from other users who are online at the same time. You can simply type in the name of an artist or song, receive a list of what's available, and then download the music from another  … 
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IPV6: Complete these 5 Steps to Prepare
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides guidelines to help you take advantage of the strategic opportunities IPv6 will bring, while avoiding loss of business, marketing challenges, increased SPAM activity and other potential problems.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

AT&T Corp

Unchain Your Network with Application Intelligence and Control
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the new risks facing organizations in light of the prevalence of Web-based applications and offers best practices for gaining control of applications, data and bandwidth.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

SonicWALL

Unauthorized Applications: Taking Back Control
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why it is important for businesses to control unauthorized applications such as instant Messaging, VoIP, games and peer-to-peer file-sharing and how malware protection is the simplest and most cost-effective solution.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Sophos, Inc.

White Paper: Controlling Recreational Peer-to-Peer Traffic to Improve Application Performance
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a practical overview on the evolution of recreational P2P traffic, how it is impacting corporate networks and, offers specific recommendations for controlling these recreational applications.
Posted: 18 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Exinda Networks

Potentially Unwanted Programs: Spyware and Adware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like adware and malware can compromise your computer network's privacy and security and the associated risks can weaken your entire network. Read this white paper to learn how to effectively protect against PUPs.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Filtering the Spectrum of Internet Threats: Defending against Inappropriate Content, Spyware, IM and P2P at the Perimeter
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews how a perimeter network security appliance can be well suited for SMBs because it lowers total cost of ownership with rapid deployment and ease of configuration, and provides a secure and stable appliance-based solution.
Posted: 20 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

St. Bernard Software
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PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING DEFINITION (continued): …  user's hard drive. Users need to continually check the Napster directory since the music that is available depends on who is online at the time.Napster users can not only play the music back after downloading it but also put it on their own CD (if they have a CD writer). Napster also allows music to be played from their server and maintains chatting forums. 19-year-old Shawn Fanning created Napster in 1999, and it has quickly become popular on college campuses. Some schools have banned the application because of its high bandwidth demands. Napster faces another challenge from the Recording … 
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