Web Filtering Appliances Heat Up the Hardware Vs. Software Debate
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Overview: Few constants in the IT and security industries - besides the relentless rate of change - is the recurring battle between advocates of dedicated hardware appliances and backers of software-based devices. Predictably, these arguments occur when a product or technology begins to gain critical mass and the associated market starts to show some profit potential. Web filters are the latest products to be caught in this war of words. These devices are the only effective way for IT and security managers to detect and deter systematic abuse of employee Internet privileges.