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ALSO CALLED: File Encryption, Electronic Security, Database Encryption, Data-encryption, Data Encription, Data Base Encryption, Encryption, Encryption Security
DEFINITION: Hard-drive encryption is a technology that encrypts the data stored on a hard drive using sophisticated mathematical functions. Data on an encrypted hard drive cannot be read by anyone who does not have access to the appropriate key or password. This can help prevent access to data by unauthorized persons and provides a layer of security against hackers and other online threats.The concept of hard-drive  … 
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Data Encryption White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Data Encryption and Redaction: A Review of Database Security
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This SANS report examines the importance of database security and discusses measures you can take to make your databases impenetrable.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Oracle Corporation

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner evaluates vendors offering products and services that provide archiving for email, social media, files and other content types. Discover the 5 key considerations for choosing the right EIA strategy.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Proofpoint, Inc.

Cloud Computing Without Security Compromises
sponsored by Intel and IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you'll discover how to guarantee data security in the cloud, from your servers to your applications without ad-hoc, cumbersome fortification. Read on to learn what bare-metal security measures your list of potential cloud providers should be offering to secure your sensitive data.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Sep 2015

Intel and IBM

Prevent your SaaS provider from Handing Over Your Data
sponsored by Vaultive
WHITE PAPER: In this handy white paper, you'll learn how to mitigate the risks of blind subpoenas. Read on now to uncover how to use encryption to make it unreadable to authorities without your permission.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015


How to Use SSL with Cloud Databases
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Secure Socket Layer protection (SSL) is now being used to encrypt data on all Cloud Database instances. Read on to see how ensure that your cloud data is encrypted in-transit.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014


The Data-Driven Organization: How to Unlock Greater Value from Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores today's data management challenges in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around cloud and Big Data/analytics, and explains how organizations can drive real value from their data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015


Four Steps to a Proactive Big Data Security Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces four essential steps to proactively securing all the data in your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014


HIPAA Violations Incur Multi-Million Dollar Penalties
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Follow the evolution of HIPAA-HITECH regulations over the past few years, learn why compliance is more important than ever before, and gain knowledge on how to avoid violations inside this resource.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015


Today's State of Mobile App Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices are at serious risk of being hacked with threat vectors constantly evolving. Organizations should consider mobile app assessments to determine if existing apps are exposed to risks that are unique to mobile environments. This white paper highlights the way to combat these threats.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Keep Your Data Secure: Fighting Back With Flash
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the benefits of hardware encryption for strengthening data security across the enterprise while freeing up IT to take on other important data center tasks.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

Beginner's Guide to SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: The key to web security is SSL, and this white paper can help you understand exactly what SSL is and how it works.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013


5 Steps to SSL Decryption
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an alternative, five step SSL decryption strategy.  View now to learn more
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014


Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lays out sobering statistics about encrypted traffic attacks and describes how encrypted traffic management can help mitigate these risks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Security and Privacy on the Encrypted Network
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through security policies to ensure that data doesn't leak out through encrypted tunnels. Read on now to learn how to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Network Encryption and its Impact on Enterprise Security
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why SSL/TSL decryption and inspection methodologies are being abandoned in favor of more strategic approaches. View now to learn the three crucial characteristics of and how to improve the resiliency and performance of your network security strategy.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Encrypting Data with Confidence, Across the Enterprise and Beyond
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses an integrated approach for easily managing the lifecycle of encryption keys. It also explains how organizations can feel more confident about encrypting mission-critical data across the enterprise, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013


SSL Offloading and Acceleration in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how you can ensure high performance in both virtualized cloud and data center environments.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Array Networks

Infographic: Data Traffic Security is a Mess
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This infographic visually displays the sobering results of a recent survey on what are IT decision makers doing to secure and segment their sensitive data traffic.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Certes Networks

A Smarter Approach to Network Encryption
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises can make network encryption easier to set up and manage, as well as transparent to network and application performance and behavior.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Certes Networks

The Current Chaotic State of Data Traffic Security
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a survey of more than 6 million IT professionals that aimed to discover how companies across the globe handle data in motion and other IT security issues. The results made one thing apparent: Data traffic encryption is a mess.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Certes Networks

Self-Encrypting Drives
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains encryption and different encryption processes.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Micron Technology

The Future of Data Security: A Zero Trust Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals where data security strategies are heading in the future, and how traditional approaches are no longer making the cut.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014


How Controlling Access to Privileged Accounts Can Keep Insider Threat from Hurting Your Bottom Line
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access control is a necessity. Read this paper to identify a line of identity and access solutions that address these problems inside the perimeter and, ultimately, your enterprise's bottom line and reputation.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

Seven Keys to Securing Your Growing Business
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a cloud-based security solution that gives you complete control from one console—available from any computer with browser from anywhere.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Cover Your SaaS!
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the top 5 cloud security solutions to invest in to best protect your virtualized assets.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

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DATA ENCRYPTION DEFINITION (continued): …  encryption is simple enough. When a file is written to the drive, it is automatically encrypted by specialized software. When a file is read from the drive, the software automatically decrypts it while leaving all other data on the drive encrypted. The encryption and decryption processes are transparent to all common applications such as word processors, databases, spreadsheets or imaging programs. A computer equipped with hard-drive encryption appears, from the user's point of view, to function as any other computer would.Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate editions offer a hard-drive encryption … 
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