Two Sunbelt WebCasts on March 8-th!
1) Sunbelt and NSI Present "Data Availability Solutions"
Don't Miss This FREE Webinar - Brought to You by Sunbelt Software
and NSI Software. In today's diverse environments, you face a
wide variety of data protection and availability issues. These
range from protecting key applications like e-mail and databases
to protecting branch office data. NSI Software and Sunbelt
Software invite you to attend this Webinar that will focus on
leveraging replication technology to solve real-world business
problems. March 8th, 11AM - 12 PM (EST)Register Today!
2) Webcast: Fight Spyware with CounterSpy Enterprise.
Attend the "Hit Spyware. Hard." webcast provided by Sunbelt. Learn
how to protect your organization from spyware and other malware.
Let us show you how easy CounterSpy Enterprise is to install,
configure and manage to prevent spyware on your users' machines.
Learn how this scalable, policy-based, centrally managed second-generation solution can detect and remove a broad range of spyware
and malware from your corporate network.
When: Tuesday, March 8, 2005 1:00 PM (EST)
1-800-416-4956 or 888-633-2105 (Canada)
Outside the US 302 709 8433
On the day of the event, click here to attend:
Big Survey, Big Reward
Sunbelt Software and the Yankee Group have a special request for
you. As a leading edge enterprise organization, we would like to
invite you to participate in an independent, non-sponsored Yankee
Group survey. The survey is designed to provide a detailed
comparison between the Total Cost of Ownership issues (business
and technology) associated with the Linux and Windows platforms.
There are two things that we'd like you to do if you decide to
1. Take the Linux/Windows TCO Comparison Survey. There are 48
questions in the survey. Don't be alarmed; many of these questions
can be answered very quickly. You may find that you are unable
to answer some of the more detailed, specific TCO questions. We
simply ask that you fill out all questions in their entirety,
or to the best of your ability. If you don't have specific facts
and figures at your disposal, please enter an estimate.
2. Participate in a telephone call to review your survey responses.
Once again, the Yankee Group is sensitive to the time constraints
of individual IT managers and C-level executives. We would like
to spend 15-20 minutes reviewing your responses and to obtain
further anecdotal data. All responses will be kept strictly
The results will be tabulated and published in a written report
in the April/May 2005 timeframe. The report will contain PowerPoint
graphics, so you'll be able to see exactly how your organization
compares to others. In consideration for your participation, you
will receive a free copy of the report. This is a several thousand
dollar value. Additionally, Sunbelt Software will include a free
copy of CounterSpy Client.
Please download this Word file, fill it out, and send it back to
this email address: [email protected]
Here is the file:
Learning Guide: Malware
This guide introduces you to three types of malware: spyware,
spam and viruses. Each malware-specific section explains how
to recognize the problem, protect Exchange and Windows from
attack and handle the clean up if you've already been hit. You
will find the best malware articles, tutorials, tips and expert
advice compiled from SearchExchange.com, SearchWin2000.com and
SearchWindowsSecurity.com to get you up to speed on these critical
Time To Own The Spyware Problem
Recently, Forrester Research released "Anti-Spyware Adoption in
2005", a study by analyst David Friedlander with Natalie Lambert,
that included some surprising stats. What struck InfoWorld most
was that 39 percent of respondents, dubbed "technology decision
makers," did not know the percentage of desktops infected with
spyware in their organizations. Perhaps they didn't know because
56 percent were unsure of what percentage of help desk calls were
related to spyware issues. Here's the story at InfoWorld:
"Pharming" Attacks: New Identity Theft Tactic?
You've heard about "phishing" schemes, but what about "pharming?"
Instead of sending you e-mail that directs you to a Web site
pretending to be that of a legitimate site, the "pharmer" hijacks
your browser to his own site when you type a legitimate site's
URL (such as that of your online bank) into the browser's address
Pharming uses a technique called DNS poisoning. The Domain Name
System (DNS) servers contain directories that are used to match
Web addresses (such as www.winxpnews.com) to the IP address where
that Web server actually resides. DNS poisoning involves changing
those records so that the address will take you to a different
Web server (usually that of the pharmer's).
This is especially dangerous because security experts have warned
users to type in such addresses instead of clicking on links,
thus leading them to believe that if you type it in, you're safe.
Read more about the pharming threat here:
Another Reason For Users Not To Run As Admin
Mark Joseph Edwards, News Editor at ntsecurity / net came up with
a very good point about being logged on as an admin: Spyware
is now making use of that fact! Here's a snippet of what he said:
"You're probably well aware that running your desktop while
logged on as an administrator can be risky. Spyware peddlers have
already developed a way of adding their programs to the Windows
Firewall's list of trusted applications. The spyware application
simply adds a registry subkey that references the application
under the subkey that stores trusted applications. Any trusted
application is allowed to send traffic out of the computer.
However, adding a subkey to the list of trusted applications
works only if the user is logged on with administrative authority.
Read more & comments at WindowsITPro:
March 2005 Web Server Survey Finds 60 Million Sites
NetCraft reported that they now find more than 60 million web
sites on the Internet, as the March 2005 survey received http
responses from 60,442,655 sites.
The milestone comes just nine months after the survey crossed
the 50-million mark in May 2004, as the growth of the Web
continues to accelerate, approaching the dizzying pace of the
height of the Internet boom. During the year 2000, the number
of sites found by the NetCraft survey doubled from 10 million
to 20 million in just seven months. More recently, it took 13
months for the Web to grow from 40 million to 50 million sites.
Click here to see the graph:
On Which Platforms Will IE7.0 Really Run?
Internet Explorer 7.0 won't just run on WinXP with Service Pack
2, but will also be available for Windows Server 2003 with SP1
and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. That's it. Any other
platform still will be vulnerable.