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Symantec to unleash 'Big Brother' on the world?

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By Robert McMillan, IDG news service
14 October 2005

"Engineers within Symantec have built a new appliance that could eventually lead the company into the database security business. The project has been tested by a handful of Symantec customers since September, and the company is expected to decide within the next few months whether to bring it to market.

The unnamed appliance is a pre-configured server that sits on the network and monitors the database traffic, looking for inappropriate queries. "We're providing Big Brother in a box, if you like, to just keep a gentle eye on people. And if people deviate from their normal patterns, we can flag that," said Gerry Egan, group product manager with Symantec's Advanced Concepts Group."....

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Hmm... Cool. :tazz:

Kind of weird though....
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There are many companies already doing this (mostly Fortune 1,000), but what Symantec is proposing would make it 'plug-and-play', and more accessible to small and medium sized businesses where most of us work. I'm afraid I can't complain too much. Many networks are being compromised by Internet activity outside of using Internet for job purposes, and after all while at work, it's their dime.
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