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KENNEBUNK, ME (September 29, 2016) — Plixer International, a leading security analytics company, announced today that it will be holding a webcast that explains how vendors you trust are stealing from you.

When we install software on our computers and mobile devices, most of us believe that the evaluation or free version will try to entice us to purchase the full version with additional features. This is how they make money. However, most of us never thought to question what the software vendor might also be taking from our devices that we wouldn’t want to share. We decided to investigate a couple of vendors and the result for some of us is a bit chilling.

Specifically, we looked at Plantronics, Inc., McAfee (now part of Intel Security), and Microsoft Corporation. We discovered that in one or more of these companies’ products, the company was retrieving information from the user, either with or without their consent and doing so in a way that many would consider an atypical means of communication. To be frank, these companies were DIGing users’ data.

The webcast will be held at 09:00 AM EDT on October 3rd, 2016. To sign up for the webcast, visit:

About Plixer
Plixer International, Inc. is a leading security analytics and flow forensics provider focused on engineering the incident response system for uncovering unwanted communication behaviors. Rather than depending on packet signatures, their strategy uncovers stealthy communications by leveraging NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, and other derivatives. The company was built by network and system engineers who understand the need for scalable distributed collection solutions that meet the dynamic demands of security and network professionals. Customers include Walmart, CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, AT&T, Raytheon and Xerox. To learn more, please visit