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ALSO CALLED: Spy Software, Spyware Viruses, Tracking Software, Internet Spyware, Computer Monitoring Spy Software, Spybot
DEFINITION: Spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge. On the Internet (where it is sometimes called a spybot or tracking software), spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties. Spyware can get in a computer as a software  … 
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Ballarat Grammar Secures BYOD with HP Sentinel SDN
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, explore a software-defined networking option that simplifies network monitoring for performance issues and enables a secure IT environment for users.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Antivirus Evaluation Guide
sponsored by Threat Track
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to choose the antivirus solution that can effectively keep your network free of malware. In three simple steps you can implement an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-replicate testing curriculum that enables you to most accurately assess your company's solution's capabilities.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Threat Track

2012 - Endpoint Security Best Practices Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative resource to find out more about securing your endpoints. It outlines the best practices to avoid a cyber-attack along with many other helpful recommendations.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Symantec Corporation

Strategies for boosting your practice’s information immunity
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: According to a 2011 patient privacy and data security study, 96 percent of health-care providers had at least one data breach during the previous two years. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about external threats and internal challenges of the evolving enterprise.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

GFI LanGuard

Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how, by combining powerful management tools, ease of use for end users, impressive performance and state-of-the-art proactive threat detection, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the most effective way to protect your business’ valuable data assets while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

ESET

Trend Micro Proven #1: Smart Protection Network powers Trend Micro Corporate endpoint solutions to top rankings
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 3.5 new security threats emerge every second and most come from the web. That's why current methods of testing anti-malware on offline PCs and endpoints don't provide the best possible defense. Learn about an approach that tests for threats at multiple layers for comprehensive protection.
Posted: 28 Jun 2011 | Published: 28 Jun 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant is a snapshot of the overall market that ranks vendors against each other, according to competitive criteria. Vendors in any quadrant, as well as those not ranked on the Magic Quadrant, may be appropriate for your enterprise's needs and budget.
Posted: 14 Apr 2011 | Published: 13 Apr 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The very best anti-spam solutions today de­liver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Check out this white paper to see how enterprises can defend themselves with a comprehensive and adaptive anti-spam solution such as the Proofpoint Protection Suite.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

Solution Brief: Top 10 Ways Shavlik Simplifies Patch Management
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Security vulnerabilities are uncovered on a daily basis, and managing the security patches that address them can be an endless and often complicated task for every network administrator. Without the right automated solutions, patch management can be a tedious and herculean task. Read this white paper from Shavlik to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

Shavlik Technologies

Threat Containment for Facebook
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief discusses multiple Blue Coat solutions to address malicious content control, enforce acceptable use policies, prevent sensitive information leakage and enhance user productivity on Facebook.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

BlueCoat

McAfee Total Protection for Secure Business
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Medium-sized businesses have the dual challenges of enforcing acceptable use policies for email and the web, and ensuring compliance with government data privacy regulations. Read this white paper to learn about security solutions for your medium-sized business.
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Insight

The Top Six Risks of Employee Internet Use and How to Stop Them
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: Due to the serious nature of many threats, the Internet use of even one unmonitored employee on a single unmanaged system can ravage a company’s internal network, irrevocably delete critical data, and ultimately ruin the company’s ability to conduct business. Read this white paper to learn how to protect your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 10 May 2010

St. Bernard Software

Emerging Threats: The Changing Face of Email
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: More than three years after the infamous declaration from Microsoft's Bill Gates that "spam will be solved" in 2009, unsolicited junk mail continues to bombard email servers, dumping malicious attachments, phishing lures and spam advertising for fake pharmaceuticals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Kaspersky Lab

McAfee Initiative to Fight Cybercrime
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fighting Cybercrime requires a three-pronged approach: technology & innovation, education, and legal frameworks.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Security Journal
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This edition of the McAfee Security Journal focuses on social engineering, the psychology of decision making, and elementary social psychology to analyze why people fall for social engineering without perceiving the deception.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Anonymous Proxy: A Growing Trend in Internet Abuse, and How to Defeat It
sponsored by Bloxx, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is a marvelous tool, but it can also be a tremendous drain and a threat to our children. Tru-View Technology maximizes the positives and eliminates the negatives so that organizations can meet the challenges of an 8+ billion-page Internet.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

Bloxx, Inc.

The Impact of Messaging and Web Threats
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research white paper discusses how messaging threats are evolving, both as independent threats and as a delivery mechanism for web-based attacks.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Trend Micro, Inc.

NAC: Managing Unauthorized Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unauthorized endpoint computers pose security risks to organizations. This paper looks at how a complete Network Access Control (NAC) solution can protect the network from unauthorized access from unknown computers or people with malicious intent.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Sophos, Inc.

Understanding and Detecting Malware Threats Based on File Size
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Malware is typically within files that are less than one megabyte(MB) in size. According to Fortine research, 97% of malware discovered since the beginning of 2006 is below one MB in size.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortinet, Inc.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This series of technical briefs examines the key factors you need to consider regarding unified threat management (UTM) solutions as they impact security, performance, management, and consolidation.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

SonicWALL

Methods, Motivations, and Mitigation of Insider Threats
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the real impact of insider threats. From the motives and means, to types of insider attacks and best practices, learn more about how this complicated criminal behavior is impacting enterprise today.
Posted: 28 Nov 2007 | Published: 13 Feb 2007

VeriSign, Inc

Cyber Attacks on the Rise: IBM 2007 Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how the IBM Internet Security Systems™ X-Force® research and development team discovered, analyzed and recorded new vulnerabilities and the status of varying threats throughout the first six months of this year.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM

Putting Security in a Positive Light - A Guide to Proactively Managing Endpoint Risk
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the importance of adopting a positive security model that combines the power of vulnerability management, automated remediation, whitelist application and device control to eliminate the risk of the unknown.
Posted: 29 Oct 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

Lumension

Examining SSL-encrypted Communications
sponsored by Netronome Systems
WHITE PAPER: SSL-encrypted communications have enabled a variety of secure, web-based communications and online transactions. This paper explores the drivers behind the increase in SSL usage and the methods used to confront the security challenges that SSL creates.
Posted: 26 Oct 2007 | Published: 16 Oct 2007

Netronome Systems

Protecting Organizations from Spyware
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet has become a critical resource employees rely on to get their jobs done. Employees use the web to perform research and gather information. Learn about the risks associated with these activities.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 29 Jan 2007

Websense, Inc.
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SPYWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  virus or as the result of installing a new program. Data collecting programs that are installed with the user's knowledge are not, properly speaking, spyware, if the user fully understands what data is being collected and with whom it is being shared. However, spyware is often installed without the user's consent, as a drive-by download, or as the result of clicking some option in a deceptive pop-up window. Software designed to serve advertising, known as adware, can usually be thought of as spyware as well because it almost invariably includes components for tracking and reporting user information. … 
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