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DEFINITION: The Internet, sometimes called simply"the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers). It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency(ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the  … 
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Web Application Firewalls vs. Next-Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the ability of two different types of firewalls—Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs)—to protect web applications from security threats.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Protecting your Customers’ Online Banking Transactions Using the ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that helps financial institutions mitigate the risks of even the most sophisticated malware.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

HID

The Devices Are Coming! How the "Internet of Things" Will Affect IT
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative report provides insight into what others are (or aren't) doing to prepare for the invasion of internet-connected devices in the workplace, as well as the changes that your enterprise should anticipate in the coming years.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Desktop Transfer Client: Exchange Files with Any Trading Partner
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore a desktop file transfer solution that only requires Internet connection and offers increased flexibility in file sharing without added costs.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

GlobalScape

Applying the Four Standards of Security-Based CIA
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: High levels of optimization help to ensure that an organization's information security approach is both well-rounded and flexible enough to meet current and future threats.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Global Knowledge

CW+: Quocirca report: Digital Britain – opportunities and risks for UK businesses
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Digital Britain is the UK government’s strategic vision for the UK digital economy. While social inclusion and rights protection are major themes, the plans will also have a significant impact on businesses.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Internet-Scale Identity Systems:An Overview and Comparison
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the benefits of implementing an Internet-based identity system and explores the similarities, differences and synergies among the top technologies and initiatives available.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

The Great Firewall of China? How to address the specific challenges of reaching China with your website
sponsored by CDNetworks
WHITE PAPER: This valuable guide explores the challenges of reaching China with your website and offers tips to help you successfully build a customer base in this emerging market. Also inside, find the answers to frequently asked questions regarding licensing.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

CDNetworks

IPv6 Addressing Plan Basics
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan is one of the most important pre-adoption tasks you have. This white paper details the technical and business requirements of deploying IPv6 and also provides a sample plan. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Infoblox

Make Life Easier - Let End Users Connect to Computers from Anywhere with My Desktop
sponsored by SysAid Technologies Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a remote access technology that lets your end users connect to their work computer from virtually any computer or smartphone in a cost-effective, secure, business oriented manner that your business will approve of.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Aug 2012

SysAid Technologies Ltd

Securing your Online Data Transfer with SSL
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to SSL security highlighting how it operates. Also included, is a discussion of the various applications of SSL certificates as well as their appropriate deployment. Additionally, uncover details regarding how to test SSL certificates on your web server.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Securing your Microsoft Internet InformationServices (MS IIS) Web Server with a Thawte Digital Certificate
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource is designed to take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

Mobile Internet 3.0: How Operators Can Become Service Innovators and Drive Profitability
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile operators today have the distinct ability to become service innovators and drive profitability with the advent of Mobile Internet 3.0. Learn how you can expand your data revenue base in this resource.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

How Will the Change in Internet Addresses Affect Your Business?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: IP addresses are being nearly depleted due to the immense popularity of the internet and the need to have a unique IP address to identify each device using it. Running out of internet addresses would have disastrous effects.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Brocade

Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products
sponsored by Google Apps
WHITE PAPER: Google Apps provide familiar, easy to use products and services for business settings. These services enable customers to access their data virtually anytime and anywhere from Internet-capable devices. This computing environment is called "the cloud." Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products
sponsored by Google
WHITE PAPER: Google Apps provide familiar, easy to use products and services for business settings. These services enable customers to access their data virtually anytime and anywhere from Internet-capable devices. This computing environment is called "the cloud." Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010

Google

The Art, Act and Science of Knowing
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: We are now exiting a historical moment of under managed and only occasionally acted-upon information to an environment requiring much more active, much more intense, much more aggressive information management. You as an executive will be held much more accountable for your data management behaviors. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

SAS

Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?
sponsored by Google Apps
WHITE PAPER: Google Apps has the same potential to revolutionize the productivity of IT operations for small to mid-size businesses. The cost savings are immediate, and the potential for innovative collaboration is boundless. Google Apps offers simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for enterprises of any size.
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010

Google Apps

Small Business Firewall Software Vs. Hardware Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Small business firewall software and hardware firewalls are the methods used to protect computers against hacker attacks and other Internet threats.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Sourcing in a Time of Scarcity: The Evolution of Social Networking as an Aid to Hiring
sponsored by Taleo
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the promise held by social networking by offering people with common interests a place to gather and share contacts, opinions, experiences, and increasingly, job opportunities.
Posted: 06 Jan 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Taleo

The Human Energy Crisis: Technology's Role In Supporting Field Workforce, Hourly And High-Volume Hiring Needs
sponsored by Taleo
WHITE PAPER: For all the advances in the technology over the last 20 years, the process of hiring hourly workers has remained fairly static.
Posted: 06 Jan 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Taleo

Migration to DOCSIS 3.0
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Factors driving cable operators toward deployment of DOCSIS 3.0, new features, channel bonding and multicast services, and migration scenarios to DOCSIS 3.0, are addressed.
Posted: 05 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Dec 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Vista SP1: What You Need to Know before You Deploy
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The release of Windows Vista SP1 enables customers to take advantage of improvements that Microsoft and its partners have developed. It's a continuation of Microsoft and its partners' drive to provide the best experience possible.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

User's Guide to Office 2007 - No Need to Wait, Deploy It Now
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: It seems we're always dragged kicking and screaming into the newest operating system, programs, or hardware systems. Office 2007 is quite an initial adjustment yet it is one the most functional products from Microsoft in a while.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge
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INTERNET DEFINITION (continued): …  ARPANet. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to be able to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messages could be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.Today, the Internet is a public, cooperative, and self-sustainingfacility accessible to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.Physically, the Internet uses a portion of the … 
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