On the penetration of business networks by P2P file sharing

Lee, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-2730-9150, Hughes, D. and Walkerdine, J., 2007. On the penetration of business networks by P2P file sharing. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP 2007), San Jose, California, 1-5 July 2007. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society, p. 23. ISBN 9780769529110


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P2P file-sharing poses a number of problems for system administrators including unpredictable network usage, increased vulnerability to security threats and the danger of legal action. Due to these problems, many businesses take measures to restrict the use of P2P software, but how successful have these measures been? This paper analyzes the degree to which business networks have been penetrated by P2P applications and shows that despite the risks, business networks participate significantly in P2P file-sharing systems. Furthermore, we find that participation is greatest amongst small businesses and that viral media has a significant effect on the participation of large businesses.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Lee, K., Hughes, D. and Walkerdine, J.
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Place of Publication: Los Alamitos, California
Date: 2007
ISBN: 9780769529110
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:23
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9796

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