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Whitepaper: Spyware Is a Blended Threat: Your Security Demands a Layered Approach

by SurfControlJan 01, 2008

Of the many security threats facing today’s businesses, spyware is particularly troublesome. Once in place, these illicit applications track the behavior of users and send this information - including passwords, credit card information, confidential data, and online activity - back to third parties, who then put it to use for everything from marketing to identity theft. The solution to such a broad-based threat must be equally comprehensive, involving multilayered defenses from the network perimeter to the desktop, best practices for user education and corporate policy, and constant monitoring for full visibility into the effectiveness of these measures.