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Snooping Out Online Poker Playing In The Office

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 16th September 2004 9:55pm
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Websense, Inc., the world’s leading provider of employee internet management software, today announced that Websense Enterprise® can help organisations shut down peer-to-peer (P2P) gambling in the workplace, by blocking employee access to P2P betting services as well as traditional online gambling casinos. In addition, Websense Enterprise Client Policy Manager(tm) (CPM) eliminates the launch of all P2P betting services on employee computers.

Previously focused in Asia, Europe and Australia, P2P wagering is a growing phenomenon recently introduced into the UK workplace. New P2P gambling websites, such as Betfair.com and Betbug.com, appeal to betters because they are less expensive and faster than traditional online gambling sites. In addition, they allow players to bet directly against one another, instead of the house. Using a P2P betting service, a "cyber bookie" would suggest a wager and search for other players on a P2P network that may be interested directly in taking the bet.

"As evidenced by these new P2P betting sites, online gambling continues to evolve to be more enticing for its players," said Geoff Haggart, VP of Websense, Inc. "However, whether it’s gambling or swapping copyrighted music files, P2P applications have very little legitimate business usage and can leave companies exposed to worms, spyware and other kinds of malicious code."

[ I knew something was amiss when the VP jumped out of his seat ripped off his tie and exclaimed 'Yessss! I knew he had a small pair!" - Ed ]



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