How Your Employees May Be Hurting Your Business-And What You Can Do About It

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Employees installing and using unauthorized applications like instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), games, and peer-to-peer file-sharing applications cause many businesses serious concern. Find out why it’s important to control such applications and learn about various approaches you can take to find a simple and cost-effective solution that integrates with malware protection.

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