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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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Application Security White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Delivering enterprise information securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows tablets and smartphones
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A recent report found that almost two-thirds of organizations were able to increase productivity because of flexibility with mobile devices in the workplace. But utilizing mobile devices can also make the enterprise more vulnerable to attacks. Access this exclusive resource to learn how to mitigate some of the risks associated with BYOD adoption.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

Best Practices for Mobile Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing world of mobile application development and highlights the benefits of providing security for mobile applications during the development and deployment stages.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

IBM

Secure by Design Protection for Application and Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a "secure-by-design" solution that not only simplifies data protection, access control, user provisioning, and compliance for virtualized applications and desktops, but reduces the tools needed to best protect them.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Citrix

Meeting Demand of High Availability with Advanced Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a series of data protection solutions that help businesses meet the demands for always-on availability for applications while keeping sensitive information secure.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

10 Essential Elements for a Secure Mobility Strategy
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The explosion in mobile device usage can empower users and enhance workplace productivity – but it can also put your information at risk. Explore the security implications and capabilities of the major mobile OS platforms and learn more about best practices to fortify security while supporting users anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Citrix

Structured Approach to Migrating Oracle Apps from a Physical to Virtual Environment
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to discover a structured approach to migrating Oracle apps from a physical to a virtual environment. Read on to find out why this approach meets many of the challenges presented by the virtualization of Oracle databases and applications, and learn how you can get started.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VCE

Scaling Application Vulnerability Management Across the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study reveals the solution that one organization chose to help improve application security testing efficiencies at a reduced cost.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

The Impact of Data Breaches: Why Application Security is a Business Imperative
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 64% of internally developed enterprise applications remain untested for security vulnerabilities. View this informative whitepaper now to learn the impact of security breaches, and the hurdles companies must overcome to develop apps with security as a priority.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Security for a Faster World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This eBook presents a maturity model that will help you determine how secure you really are, explores five questions every CIO should be able to answer, and outlines a new approach based on intelligence gathering and research that can keep you ahead of the cybercriminals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Best Practices for a Secure Mobile Workforce
sponsored by Accellion, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to reduce the risk of mobile data breaches while keeping mobile workers productive.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2014

Accellion, Inc.

Defending Against Application-Layer DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the serious problem that DDoS threats present, and how it impacts your business.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Closing the Biggest Hole in Web Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores a strategy for closing the biggest hole in web application delivery.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

CA Technologies.

Heighten Security and Improve Availability With an Application Delivery Solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Find out which application virtualization and delivery solutions are capable of working together to provide you with both high availability and stellar security.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Citrix

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 5 best practices to help thwart API threats, which require different strategies than traditional Web infrastructures.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Compare Windows 8 and Windows® XP Security Problems
sponsored by Lenovo and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the most critical security-related differences between Windows® XP and Windows 8, including each operating system’s ability to provision security patches, integrate with MDM and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Windows 8 Pro

Secure Access and Continuity in a Virtualized and BYOD World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This business whitepaper focuses on the challenges facing midsize businesses who are looking to provide business continuity and minimized downtime. It also highlights the benefits of HP Just Right IT secure access and business continuity solutions.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

DLL Side-loading: A Thorn in the Side of the Anti-Virus Industry
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores the history of DLL side-loading and its role in the malware arena – affecting your enterprise security.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

FireEye

Best Practices for Security and Compliance with Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource sheds light on the latest expectations for cloud security, and what role providers and customers have in securing a cloud environment. Click through to reveal 12 steps to a successful secure cloud adoption.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Trend Micro

Improve Your Mobile Application Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile applications bring with them a whole slew of security concerns that must be addressed throughout the development and deployment process. This helpful white paper introduces a mobile application development platform that helps you tackle security issues on devices, over the network, in the enterprise, and within the application itself.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Web Gateway Appliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the features and benefits of a security Web gateway appliance that successfully blocks potential Web application threats.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2013

IBM

Cisco Cloud Web Security: Single Interface for Global Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a cloud Web security solution that offers unique features to help you gain clear visibility and complete control over today's more expansive networks.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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
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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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