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Spyware Conundrum

Spyware has become quite a problem that can be addressed in a number of ways. I know of approximately two dozen anti-spyware solutions that are suitable for use in an enterprise environment. When you add to that the number of standalone solutions that don't have any sort of centralized management then the number of available solutions probably exceeds three dozen. That's a lot of choices.

Some enterprise solutions integrate with existing anti-virus or content filtering packages. Other solutions are built to be specialized standalone applications. Still other solutions are integrated into network appliances that are bundled with other security solutions, such as firewalls.

Trying to makes heads or tails of which solutions work better than others isn't easy work. The market is relatively new. Based on what I've encountered most people seem to use a combination of products to ensure that they have the best anti-spyware protection available. As such there probably isn't any one solution that can provide adequate protection against the vast majority of spyware -- or is there?

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