Security pair work to protect P2P users

Thursday, 15 August 2002, 12:24 AM EST

Check Point Software Technologies Inc. and McAfee.com Corp. this week have announced new P2P security initiatives, taking different tacks in their quest to catch up to the boom in file-sharing applications.

The security vendors are more than a little late to the P2P party. Applications such as Napster, Kazaa, Grokster and others have been popular with music-loving Internet users for several years, and many users take advantage of their employers' high-speed connections to download files at work.

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