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DEFINITION: A bot worm is a self-replicating malware program that resides in current memory (RAM), turns infected computers into zombies (or bots) and transmits itself to other computers. A bot worm may be created with the ultimate intention of creating a botnet that functions as a vehicle for the spread of viruses, Trojans and spam. Typically, bot worms have exploited vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems  … 
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Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solutions
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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

Cyber Attacks on the Rise: IBM 2007 Report
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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

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Internet Security Threat Report details the issues related to online fraud and examines current trends in the internet security landscape. Read this paper today and learn about the future of internet attacks and what to expect in the coming years.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a four phase approach for effectively managing the risks and costs associated with the corporate use of IM. Learn more about how this four phase approach can help your company establish an effective IM usage policy.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

Spyware in the Enterprise: The Problem and the Solution
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WHITE PAPER: Spyware is a serious threat to the enterprise network, and the threat is growing. Download this informative white paper to learn more about the costs, problems and solutions associated with counting spyware.
Posted: 10 Jan 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

Sunbelt Software

Stopping Zombies, Botnets and Other Email-Borne Threats
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WHITE PAPER: Hijacked computers, or zombies, hide inside networks where they send spam, steal information, and enable serious crimes. Download this white paper and learn how the threat has evolved, how zombie networks are created and why organizations are vulnerable.
Posted: 20 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Sophos, Inc.

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Beta
sponsored by Microsoft
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Forefront Security for Exchange helps protect your email infrastructure from infection and downtime through an approach that emphasizes layered defenses, optimization of Exchange Server performance and availability, and simplified management control.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 26 Sep 2006

Microsoft

Managing Instant Messaging For Business Advantage: Phase One - Assessing IM Usage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Instant Messaging (IM) is a valuable business communications tool for your company but its widespread adoption brings the risk of potential worms and viruses. This paper examines seven steps for managing, securing, and auditing your company's use of IM.
Posted: 17 May 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Symantec Corporation

Sophos Email Security Appliances
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PRODUCT DEMO: The Sophos Email Security Appliance offers high-capacity, high-availability security for your email network, delivering protection updates every five minutes and providing the most up-to-date email security available.
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 | Premiered: 18 Apr 2006

Sophos, Inc.
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WORMS DEFINITION (continued): …  but attacks are increasingly targeting other types of applications, including antivirus software. In December 2006, a bot worm called Big Yellow exploited a vulnerability in the corporate version of Symantec's security software. One of the earliest bot worms was Zotob, which exploited a buffer overflow vulnerability, allowing malicious hackers to gather personal and financial information from targeted computers and networks. Sometimes the presence of a bot worm causes the infected computer to repeatedly crash. Often, however, the user of an infected computer may not be aware of the trouble until … 
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