Date Added: May 2011
Corporations face a dangerous threat that existing security technologies do not adequately address, which includes malware, trackware and adware, describes any program that may track online and/or offline PC activity and locally saves or transmits those findings to third parties without user's knowledge or consent. The same activities that make the employees efficient and productive doing research over the internet, sharing files, sending instant messages to customers and coworkers, and emailing status information while travelling are making the IT infrastructures vulnerable to mobile malicious code, Spyware, viruses, Trojan horses, phishing, and pharming. Gateway firewalls and antivirus software is no match for these new, virulent threats. To ensure the needed protection, organizations need to incorporate content level protection into their overall security strategies.