Security start-up to block Trojans

Monday, 7 April 2003, 9:34 PM EST

Start-up WholeSecurity debuts this week with Web server software designed to prevent remote-access Trojans or eavesdropping software from penetrating networks during e-commerce or employee interactions over the Internet.

The company says its Confidence Online helps guard against identity theft and network compromise by detecting and blocking any action by harmful Trojans such as BackOrifice and Subseven, as well as legitimate remote-administration tools such as Symantec's PCAnywhere. The goal is to prevent any potential entryway from desktops into corporate networks during interaction over the Web, says Tony Alagna, founder of WholeSecurity.

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