Releases Network Security Prophylactics

Protecting your computer from internet and network-based security threats involve many layers of protection. Each layer is a prophylactic. The network security guide outlines these prophylactic layers for maximum network security and protection.

Bellevue, WA, August 25, 2011 --( The spread of network security threats is similar to the spread of viruses in human beings. Just like with the spread of diseases, the spread within networks to computers exploit levels of closeness, familiarity, and trust. As more and more people use the internet and social networking websites, this intersection between network-based attacks and higher levels of trust has put more and more people at risk., the internets leading software review and online resource site, has released a network security protection guide to help institutional and individual users alike protect themselves adequately from network-based and internet-based security threats.

"Prophylactics prevent infection by blocking one system against infectious contact with another system," said Oliver Thompson, media relations officer at "Prophylactics are just as effective in computer software and networking as they are in a human setting. However, like in human health, the effectiveness of prophylactic measures depends in large part on the actions of the person employing the prophylactic methods," said Thompson.'s computer security guide explains the different layers of protection network administrators and home users can employ to prevent virus and network-based attacks. The guide also covers scenarios where human error or deception serve to spread the threats such as attack sites HTML attachments, suspicious links or spammed attack links and other similar methods.

In addition to describing how prophylactic systems work, the guide also steps users through basic tips they can follow to boost their level of protection. “The best form of protection is a proper mindset,” said Thompson. "The more layers of protection you use, the more your system is secure. However, no one system and no one layer is 100% fool proof. Things fall apart all the time. The best approach would be to use all these layers of protection all the time along with a heavy dose of common sense and vigilance to achieve optimal results,” said Thompson.


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