IAs the costs of Internet and email rise, security risks within companies are exploding. When private mail is sent, it is often impossible to identify the sender. Inability to identify the sender carries a risk of receiving infected files and spam, and inevitably causes increased use of bandwidth.

The following statistics illustrating how the Internet is used in the workplace are taken from surveys conducted by well-known companies in the US. Comparable studies are also being done in Europe; for example, a survey recently carried out by Sterling Commerce reported a marked increase in Internet misuse in the workplace in Germany.





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