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DEFINITION: Application security is the use of software, hardware, and procedural methods to protect applications from external threats. Security measures built into applications and a sound application security routine minimize the likelihood that hackers will be able to manipulate applications and access, steal, modify, or delete sensitive data. Once an afterthought in software design, security is becoming an  … 
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Design Security Policies For #GenMobile
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the 4 areas that must be addressed when providing secure, reliable access to business applications for mobile users. Click through to explore the essential tools you need for this strategy.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Aruba Networks

Gaming Company Uses Cloud Infrastructure for Top Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this brief case study, learn how KUULUU -- an interactive gaming company -- leveraged an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform that could adjust to their dynamic infrastructure needs, so they didn't have to worry about downtime or security, enabling them to focus on their core mission.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Turn Identity into a Business Enabler, Not an IT Bottleneck
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a federated identity service that can help you improve efficiencies, reduce risks, and maximize ROI.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Silver Peak Positioned as a Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper takes an in-depth look at today's WAN optimization market, comparing and contrasting the strengths and weaknesses of the major vendors' offerings.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Silver Peak

The Key to Seamless SSO
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a virtualized federated identity service that extends authentication beyond the security layer and reaches external applications, ensuring enterprise-wide protection.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

How XenApp and XenDesktop Dramatically Simplify Data Protection, Access Control, and other Critical Security Tasks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop dramatically reduce the effort required to protect mission-critical information, while giving users fast, simple remote access that enhances business productivity.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Citrix

How to Extend your Identity Management Systems to use OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn how to extend your authentication and authorization model to outsourced services. Click through for details on the deployment process, including the benefits of using an API gateway to help with integration.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Topic 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 10 considerations to weigh when evaluating next-generation firewall tools to ensure that the solution you select best protects your networks from today's broad range of risk.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco

Cloud-based Enterprise Identity Management Using OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights an authentication and authorization solution that offers protection beyond the username and password-only level.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Design, Deploy, and Manage a DDoS Protection Architecture
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: An increasing number of Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has caused many businesses to redesign their networks and better protect application-layer attacks. In this white paper, learn how a multi-tier DDoS protection architecture can help you protect your network and higher-layer application protocols from the four categories of DDoS.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

F5 Networks

7 Measures of Scalability for your Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to build a massively scalable next-generation firewall (NGFW) in this comprehensive white paper. It also outlines the kind of technical innovations needed to produce a massively scalable NGFW, and results from a benchmark test comparing the four leading next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell Software

Why You Need A Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how next-generation firewalls protect security systems from advanced attacks, and how they fit in with your business strategy.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

What Next Gen Firewalls Miss: 6 Requirements to Protect Web Applications
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to unveil the top 6 recommended features for Web application security that next-generation firewalls and an intrusion prevention system (IPS) often miss.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

The Future of Web Security: 10 Things Every Web Application Firewall Should Provide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This guide takes a look at 10 things that every web application firewall should provide.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Imperva

Discovering Vulnerable Web Applications
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control vulnerabilities as part of their organization's overall vulnerability management program.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Qualys

Eagle Bank Keeps Deposits and Customer Data Safe
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights one bank's successful enforcement of a strong password policy by implementing a single sign-on (SSO) solution. Read on to learn how you can maintain GLBA compliance, and reduce IT's access management.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Verity Credit Union Streamlines Application Access, Reduces Helpdesk Costs and Improves Customer Service
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study shares one credit union's experience with an authentication solution that helped it efficiently manage user access across all applications without hindering productivity or adding costs.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Unlock the value of BYOD: Go mobile without sacrificing security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how organizations can derive business value in the BYOD era, while still providing a security-rich IT infrastructure and consistent service levels.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

Manage data security and application threats with a muli-tiered approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a portfolio of security tools that work together to provide the layered, multi-tier data and application protection that you're looking for.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

What can you do differently to guard against threats from rapidly evolving mobile malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This must-see white paper discusses the emerging and evolving risks associated with mobile computing and applications. Also inside, find insight to help you effectively address mobile vulnerabilities.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Breaking down silos of protection: An integrated approach to managing application security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the critical risks created by application growth, why point products are unable to offer adequate protection, and the value of taking an integrated approach to managing application security.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Protect people, processes and technology from web application threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the security challenges created by web applications and offers insight and advice to help you address these issues.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of the application threats that your organization faces and describes which risks you need to prioritize. Also inside, find five practical steps you can take to build security into your development processes.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Does Application Security Pay?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses how your organization can dramatically reduce application vulnerabilities, speed recovery time, and minimize delays. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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APPLICATION SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  increasingly important concern during development as applications become more frequently accessible over networks and are, as a result, vulnerable to a wide variety of threats. Actions taken to ensure application security are sometimes called countermeasures. The most basic software countermeasure is an application firewall that limits the execution of files or the handling of data by specific installed programs. The most common hardware countermeasure is a router that can prevent the IP address of an individual computer from being directly visible on the Internet. Other countermeasures include … 
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