Viruses Increasingly Infecting Enterprise Networks Via IM

"Instant Messaging applications are the most rapidly adopted 'greynets' on end-user systems," said Ashvini Naidu, a spokesman for FaceTime, a developer of anti-spyware solutions. "It's no surprise that the threats and vulnerabilities to IM security are growing just as fast -- from viruses and worms to identity fraud."

The latest emerging IT security Security, strength, a lower TCO: find out about all the advantages of IBM Middleware on Linux. threat to the enterprise -- viruses conveyed by instant messaging (IM) technology -- is increasingly taking up the time of security experts, who are implementing an array of solutions to staunch the flow of malware, sources tell TechNewsWorld.

"IM and P2P are growing in popularity as delivery mechanisms for viruses, spyware, Trojans and other blended threats," said Tim Johnson, product marketing manager at SurfControl, an IT security solutions developer based in Scotts Valley, Calif. "Securing the approved IM solution and blocking 'public' IM and P2P [peer-to-peer] protocols at the gateway is vitally important, but does not fully secure the network against threats borne through these vectors." Technology News: Viruses & Malware : Viruses Increasingly Infecting Enterprise Networks Via IM

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