Join the Spyware Fight

By | February 6, 2006

When evaluating anti-spyware solutions, administrators should strongly consider implementing a gateway detection and blocking solution in addition to host-based anti-spyware software. While gateway solutions come in many shapes and sizes, the spyware-blocking prowess they confer will help alleviate spyware infection rates and reduce the strain on desktop administration and computing resources.

Although gateway devices cannot clean existing infections, they can detect and block outgoing “phone home” behavior from malware that is used to transmit pilfered personal data, as well as malware attempts to update or restore out-of-date or damaged components.

Better yet, gateway devices provide much-improved blocking capabilities, denying users the chance to access spyware-ridden Web sites or to download infected packages.

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