Vendors aim to tamp down spyware

Ever-growing concern about spyware spreading like wildfire has vendors such as ConfigureSoft, LANDesk Software, McAfee and TippingPoint Technologies rushing in with an assortment of products aimed at putting out the conflagration.

Recent announcements include:

TippingPoint’s spyware filters for its UnityOne ( intrusion-prevention system.

McAfee’s Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module (, an add-on that works with its anti-virus software.

ConfigureSoft’s spyware tool kit for its Enterprise Configuration Manager ( product.

LANDesk’s Security Suite ( software that helps users track spyware infiltrations.

Customers testing some of these new anti-spyware products say they’re helpful in controlling the blaze but not yet comprehensive enough to snuff out every dangerous spark.

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