ANALYSIS – This SearchSecurity.com article on Tor (The Onion Router) tries to build a case for using TOR within a corporate environment and in fact have come out with a feature to disguise the use of TOR itself. For those who are unaware, TOR, developed by Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson with sponsorship from the US military, is an encrypted anonymizer. Load it on your PC and you pass right through the corporate firewall in an encrypted (proprietary) tunnel. Few if any legitimate use cases for TOR within a corporate environment come to mind, unless of course it is solely to bypass existing security – perhaps to transfer corporate data? While Google applications like Google Docs, and Google Calendar are designed and marketed as “outside the realm of IT” at least they have legitimate business productivity uses. But Tor?
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