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  • Data vs. perimeter vs. network security

    A short time ago, author Wes Noonan wrote some tips for SearchWindowsSecurity.com about deperimeterization. He explained how security is always pitted against business needs, and perimeters have become porous because businesses require traffic from SMTP, HTTP or VPNs to pass through the firewall....

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  • Internet Explorer vs. Firefox

    Hello, I'm the Assistant Editor on SearchWindowsSecurity.com. I'm looking to start a discussion about what browser people are using and why. Also, is anyone considering switching from IE to Firefox, or are your plans to stay with IE? Here's some food for thought... As of Feb. 2005, an estimated 35...

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  • Found Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer

    Hi All, Symantec recently discovered Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer. I run system checks weekly and am always cautious about the e-mails I open, the web sites I go to and what I click on, so I was pretty surprised to find I had a Trojan. It was quarantined and removed, but I'm worried about what...

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  • I’ve been hacked — I think….

    I'm an IT administrator with a little over 500 end users, running Windows 2000 and XP. One of our users is experiencing a problem with her Internet connection suddenly dropping for no apparent reason. When she restarts her computer, everything works fine for awhile, but then the connection drops...

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  • New Snort certification from Sourcefire — Beneficial or not?

    Hi folks, I'm the editor of SearchSecurity.com, and I'm writing an article on Sourcefire's new certification program. They're offering certs on both Snort and Sourcefire products. I'm curious to know how these will be received by the user community -- particularly the Snort cert. I know there's a...

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  • IM Blocking and URL Filtering

    We have Pix515E which is gateway to Internet. We also got IWSS Proxy(Trend Micro) along with URL filtering module. Domain users get directed to IWSS proxy (GPO settings) and restrictions about URL filterings can be imposed as per company's policy. Those users who are not on the domain, they can not...

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  • Is Windows security an afterthought?

    As the editor of SearchWindowsSecurity.com, I often speak with users about their Windows security responsibilities. One senior systems analyst in particular sent me an interesting note recently... To give you some background, he's in charge of configuring and administering desktop systems...

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  • How did I get a virus on my computer?

    Do you hear that question or something similar too often? We're taking an informal survery on SearchSecurity.com to find out what the most common security-related user questions are. Results will be compiled into a question and answer tip that you will be able to post or handout to your users. What...

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  • Security Forensics with Niksun or CA or Sandstorm

    Does any have experience recording and tracking traffic with playback using any of these venders. I am looking for the best solution to provide Forensics on my network. Niksun or CA or Sandstorm Also on a side not I am lookign for a product to do secure email delivery. Please let me know if anyone...

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