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Safe at home

by Stephanie Wilkinson

Protecting data outside the corporate firewall is no longer an option, it's a must-have security feature.

It could have been a scene from Poltergeist. Only instead of angry ghosts invading a television screen, an unidentified intruder took control of a networked computer

In the end, Jarrard was one of the lucky ones, relatively speaking. Apart from a couple of weeks of lost time and productivity, his company's assets were unaffected. But not all companies escape hack attacks so unscathed. Even as securi

Fortunately, just a week before the attack, Parker had downloaded ZoneAlarm, a free personal firewall package made by Zone Labs Inc., of San Francisco. The firewall was configured to restrict access to applications from the outside and

This article was originally published on Thursday Jun 1st 2000
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