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Web-based meetings, security for Web surfers and more

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  • See You in Cyberspace:Web-based meetings will feel like they're face-to-face withMeetingPlace (www.meetingplace.net) from Latitude Communications.Offering integrated voice and Web conferencing, MeetingPlace letsattendees see who's speaking, chat with other attendees andshare files. Pricing starts at $150 (all prices street) per userlicense per month, with volume discounts available.
  • Surf Safely: Softwaresecurity changes, so make sure your browser has the latest securityfixes with the free vulnerability test from Qualys (www.qualys.com). Injust a few clicks, this Web service will identify potentialproblems with your version of Internet Explorer. Available for theWindows version only, Qualys' site leads you directly topatches you need to download in order to keep surfing safely.

Software defects cost the U.S.economy
$59.5
BILLION
per year
SOURCE: U.S. Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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