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ALSO CALLED: Peer-to-Peer Networks, Peer-to-Peer Communication, Peer-to-Peer File Sharing, P2P
DEFINITION: Gnutella is a system in which individuals can exchange files over the Internet directly without going through a Web site in an arrangement sometimes described as peer-to-peer (here meaning "person-to-person"). Like Napster and similar Web sites, Gnutella is often used as a way to download music files from or share them with other Internet users and has been an object of great concern for the music  … 
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Peer-to-Peer Networking White Papers (View All Report Types)
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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


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): …  publishing industry. Unlike Napster, Gnutella is not a Web site, but an arrangement in which you can see the files of a small number of other Gnutella users at a time, and they in turn can see the files of others, in a kind of daisy-chain effect. Gnutella also allows you to download any file type, whereas Napster is limited to MP3 music files.After installing and launching Gnutella, a user's computer (node) becomes both a client and a server in the network (which is called GnutellaNet) and is able to share files that other Gnutella users have set up to make available. Gnutella, whose name pays … 
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