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Phorm fails? - BT launches BT NetProtect

VileReynard
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Phorm fails? - BT launches BT NetProtect

BT launches BT NetProtect Plus in partnership with McAfee
http://www.beta.bt.com/bta/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=7619&tstart=0
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BT launches BT NetProtect Plus in partnership with McAfee
Posted: Dec 4, 2008 7:12 PM
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>>Go straight to installation instructions
This week BT launched BT NetProtect Plus, it's new, improved security software that provides comprehensive PC and online security at no extra cost for BT Total Broadband Option 2, 3 and BT Broadband Anywhere customers. The new security software will replace the BT Yahoo! Online Protection software that is currently available to them.
BT NetProtect Plus is provided by BT in association with McAfee®, the world's largest dedicated security company, protecting 225 million users across the globe.
BT NetProtect Plus includes:
    * VirusScan® - advanced detection and protection services defend you and your computer from the latest security threats, including viruses, Trojans, tracking cookies, spyware, adware, and other potentially unwanted programs
    * Personal Firewall - acts as a security barrier against hackers and other online threats, allowing you to access the Internet, but keeping unauthorised intruders locked out.
    * Parental Controls - filters potentially inappropriate images, enable age-appropriate searching, configure a user's age, and set Web browsing time limits
    * SiteAdvisorTM - complements the other features of BT Netprotect Plus by warning you before you interact with a dangerous Web site by detecting threats including spyware attacks, online scams, and sites that spam you....

Doesn't leave much for "Webwise" does it?

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Thunderclap
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Re: Phorm fails? - BT launches BT NetProtect

As for the concept of 'Webwise', it's just a marketing pitch to sell people what they don't need in quantities they cannot afford.
Somehow I doubt that Phorm will ever fail. Figuring that Phorm is being flaunted as the information-super-spy-way, it is bound to attract favourable interest from Gordon Brown and his 'everyone is a terrorist' left-of-trendy advisors. Woolworths and the entire bedrock of British manufacturing may go extinct in the next six months, but a 'new media' company with links to China, Russia and derelict Tory MP's, will certainly get some kind of 'fiscal assistance' from a Government that is eager to recreate East Germany in Middle England.  We could always hope that Phorm goes down, or B.T., but I am sure that in a 'competitve market' there will be another spy-com along soon.
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Phorm fails? - BT launches BT NetProtect

And if you are a BT customer you are NOT loud to talk about BT Webwise, Phorm or NetProtect on the BT forum.
techguy
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Re: Phorm fails? - BT launches BT NetProtect

Course you can't Gary, they are the communist party of the UK telecoms sector.