Catching Up with Malware

Companies large and small are still feeling the effects of spyware. While spyware is damaging from a productivity standpoint in an enterprise, it is not as threatening as some better-known viruses. Spyware programs often contain one or more additional applications that trigger pop-up ads and other applications, while devouring computer memory resources and limiting computer performance.

This is a problem that primarily haunts consumers because most corporate networks have more advanced security Relevant Products/Services from Microsoft to guard against spyware/adware programs. But more information workers perform their tasks remotely these days using personal systems that don't have the protective automatic security and patches to guard against malware. These programs have become more than just nuisances; they are making a bigger appearance at the corporate level, despite security precautions. By Law: Catching Up with Malware - Network Security -

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 11th January 2006 3:10AM