Filtering the web through proxy servers: transparent vs explicit

Filtering the web with the help of a proxy server is a common way of ensuring monitoring and control of the http(s) activity going on in your IT environment. There are two main ways of using proxy servers to filter the web traffic: explicitly and transparently.

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How to protect against ransomware in three easy steps

Ransomware is not a new technique but over the past 18 months it has become a serious threat because data is now at risk of being lost – for good – unless…

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Just released: GFI WebMonitor 2015 Beta 1

We’re excited to announce that the beta 1 build of a totally revamped GFI WebMonitor is now available for preview. GFI WebMonitor 2015 is a new, powerful version that really gives sysadmins the tools to manage internet monitoring in their organization.

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Monitoring logons in Windows environments

The Windows logging system was never designed for ease of use. Depending on the audit settings, the information that is logged is rich and can meet the needs of any forensic investigation, but at the same time is cryptic and insufficiently documented. Events are logged in high volumes and support for managing these records is […]

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The Santander Incident – Hacking at its Finest

IT security experts are constantly looking to devise new ways of monitoring security parameters in order to prevent, or at least detect, attempts to compromise computer systems used for security-sensitive tasks. Their counterparts, cybercriminals, are by no means trailing behind, in a fight similar to the weapons development race during the Cold War.

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When “Small” is “Big” – Small Thumb Drives Continue to Be a Big Security Threat

The leakage of ‘top secret’ information from the National Security Agency (NSA) by former contractor Edward Snowden, has sent shockwaves throughout US security institutions. Not only have the documents alleged ‘snooping by the US authorities’ but the theft of data via a USB stick has hit the institutions’ credibility hard – really hard.

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GFI EndPointSecurity™ Receives OPSWAT Bronze Certification

GFI EndPointSecurity has just received another industry-leading certification that confirms the quality and robustness of its implementation. The OPSWAT Bronze interoperability certification is important because interoperability is a critical factor for products that interact with a large variety of applications and devices.

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