When it comes to network security, there are no grey areas

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When it comes to network security, there are no grey areas

Millions of applications are installed on company networks each day without the permission of the IT department. These pieces of software are known as ‘Greynets’. They are multiplying constantly and, with many remaining unknown to the IT team and others difficult to locate, are damaging network performance, distracting staff, and creating a hole in network defences.

Firstly though, what exactly is a Greynet? The growth of the Internet has made it easy to access and download a huge variety of software. The types can be split into three classifications based on use and threat to data and network security:1. Productivity applications: freeware applications, ...

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