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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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Recent Ransomware Attacks Got you? Don't Cry; Fight Back!
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Recent ransomware attacks may make you WannaCry, but there's no time for that. It's time to learn what you can do to minimize the threat and how to deal if the worst happens. Start here to discover how to fight back against hackers, today.
Posted: 24 Aug 2018 | Published: 24 Aug 2018

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SearchSecurity.com

Global Risks 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Cybercrime and the potential fragmentation of the internet are among the most serious risks  facing businesses and governments in 2014, this report from the World Economic Forum reveals.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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ComputerWeekly.com

Threat Management: Devising a new strategy to tackle today's cyberattacks
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Information Security Essential Guide on Threat Management explores the new strategies organizations are developing to tackle the threat of today’s growing malware threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

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SearchSecurity.com

What to Look for in Endpoint Antimalware Tools
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Read this buyer's guide to uncover which types of endpoint and anti-malware tools best suit your enterprise by discovering what to look for in the strategies.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

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SearchSecurity.com

Ballarat Grammar Secures BYOD with HP Sentinel SDN
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Antivirus Evaluation Guide
sponsored by Threat Track Security
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

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Threat Track Security

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

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Symantec Corporation

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

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Trend Micro, Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection
sponsored by Sophos
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

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Sophos

Worry-Free Business Security Standard
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Learn why your traditional antivirus is putting your business at risk from web threats, viruses, spam and more. Discover how Worry-Free Business Security can help.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2010

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Trend Micro, Inc.

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

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BlueCoat

ESET: Threat Center
sponsored by ESET
PRODUCT DEMO: IT managers need new solutions to combat ever changing threats to their security. ESET’s Internet Threat Map app shows you a map of global Infection rates, based on our daily analysis of over 100,000 samples of malware of all types.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 02 Sep 2010

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ESET

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

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Insight

Threatsaurus: The A-Z of Computer and Data Security Threats
sponsored by Sophos UK
BOOK: Whether you're an IT professional, use a computer at work, or just browse the internet, this book is for you. We tell you the facts about the threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

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Sophos UK

Case Study: Panda Security Enables Gloucestershire NHS to Communicate Effectively and Safely
sponsored by Panda Security
CASE STUDY: Learn how Gloucestershire NHS was able to help 1700 client computers send and receive vital information safely and efficiently by installing Panda's Managed Office Protection Antivirus solution.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

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Panda Security

Blue Coat WebFilter
sponsored by BlueCoat
DATA SHEET: Review this brief data sheet to learn how WebFilter helps prevent Internet attacks from spyware, phishing, peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic, viral content and more. WebFilter also includes Dynamic Real-Time Rating (DRTR), a patented technology that can instantly categorize Web sites when a user attempts to access them.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

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BlueCoat

TechTalk: Stop Malware at the Web Gateway
sponsored by BlueCoat
WEBCAST: Safeguarding your data from malware and other Web threats takes a layered approach. In this TechTalk webinar Blue Coat Technical Marketing Engineers will lead a discussion on how the Blue Coat ProxyAV works with the ProxySG to create a community-watch based security.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2009

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BlueCoat

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

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Symantec Corporation

Stopping Inbound and Outbound Threats: Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN with Unified Threat Management (UTM)
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Juniper Networks firewall/VPN appliances include UTM features that are backed by world class technology partnerships.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

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Juniper Networks, 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

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Bloxx, Inc.

Five Ways to Improve Your Wireless Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: A wireless network can help your employees stay productive as they move around your company, but to take advantage of the benefits of wireless networking, you need to be sure that your network is safe from hackers and unauthorized users.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

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Cisco Systems, 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

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Trend Micro, Inc.

Key Steps to Securing Your Organization and Evicting a Hacker
sponsored by Foundstone, Inc.
PODCAST: This podcast will tech you key steps for getting your company back on track after a security breach. It discusses effective measures that can be put into place, and how to take a proactive approach in securing your company against malicious attacks.
Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | Premiered: Apr 30, 2008, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

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Foundstone, Inc.

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

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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

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IBM
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