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ALSO CALLED: Network Perimeter Security, Computer Network Security, Security Network, Perimeter Security
DEFINITION: Network behavior analysis (NBA) is a way to enhance the security of a proprietary network by monitoring traffic and noting unusual actions or departures from normal operation. Conventional intrusion prevention system solutions defend a network's perimeter by using packet inspection, signature detection and real-time blocking. NBA solutions watch what's happening inside the network, aggregating data  … 
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Network Security White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Simple Steps to Evolving Your Website Security in 2016
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to enforce total protection against website security threats, given the evolving threat landscape of 2016. Access this paper to view several simple steps used to evolve your coverage, including how to increase trust and simplify code signing.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Symantec

Why Code Signing Is an Essential Website Security Feature
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how code signing mitigates the risks of transferring code over the Internet or wireless networks, and also allows end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Symantec

Answering 10 Essential Questions About Website Security
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Even though SSL/TLS certificates and vulnerability scans are a crucial part of website security, they're no longer enough. Are you going beyond the basics? Read on to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of your current website security strategy by asking yourself 10 crucial questions.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Symantec

Insider Threat Spotlight Report
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: The increase in insider data theft highlights the need for better security practices. In fact, 40% of organizations don't even have the ability to detect insider threats. Access this spotlight report on insider threats to uncover more key trends that demonstrate the magnitude of this risk, and what you can do to prevent it.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Kona Client Reputation
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover the business benefits and operational benefits you can achieve by adding a new, advanced algorithm to your security infrastructure. Profile malicious users before they have a chance to infect your network.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Akamai

Situational Awareness Monitoring Helps US Government Agency Meet Cybersecurity Requirements
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how the HHS was able to meet their rigid security requirements in an era of rising malicious cybersecurity threats. Discover how they were able to achieve pervasive visibility of all network traffic across geographically dispersed locations and keep their massive amount of private information safe.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gigamon

Harnessing the Power of Metadata for Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Discover how metadata, rich in context, can help analyze security metrics faster to enable rapid threat remediation.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Gigamon

The Power of Precise Threat Intelligence: Which SecureWorks service is right for me?
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful threat intelligence requires specialized tools and expertise that go well beyond simple alerts and content searches. Discover hot to achieve this level of expertise within this short white paper. You'll gain a greater visibility into the deepest part of your network and better understand malware and the actors behind it.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

The Security Fabric of The Cloud
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the 5 traits every cloud environment has to have to ensure its safety. The first three things you need to be are: scalable, to meet volume and performance demands, aware, for deep visibility of the traffic traveling your network, and actionable, in order to be able to adapt to any discovered threat.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Securing Office 365 Is Easier Than You Think
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: SaaS security concerns can no longer be ignored: Discover how to safely enable Office 365. Read on to address O365-specific security concerns, including details on how to secure O365 from malware insertion and data loss, gain visibility into SaaS usage, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Advancing Endpoint Security: The Importance of Threat Intelligence, Visibility
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to mix anti-malware capabilities with high-level visibility and behavioral based detection to eliminate endpoint threats. By arming yourself with these weapons, your organization can not only detect threat actors and their tradecraft, but also slash time of response, minimizing the damage they cause.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Cyber Security Recommendations from the C-Suite
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: From this resource, garner the top 5 cybersecurity best practices for enterprise leaders, as illustrated by a survey conducted of over 200 C-level security executives. Read on now to access detailed insight on their expert recommendations for cybersecurity in 2016.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Radware

How Network Security Specialists Inspect Encrypted Traffic
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In the following resource, WhatWorks takes a look at NetTects' decision to deploy an SSL visibility tool to detect unwanted network traffic. Uncover a Q&A in which CTO Michael Weinstein reveals his process for network security decision-making.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Blue Coat Systems

7 Reasons it's Time to Gain SSL Visibility with Application Delivery Controllers
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: When used with ADCs, some tools can fill the gaps in security coverage created by a lack of visibility into encrypted traffic. Access the following resource and uncover seven ways to improve visibility and data center security.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Blue Coat Systems

An Agent of Change in an Era of Intensifying Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a defense system tailored specially for your network that includes advanced sandboxing with CPU-level detection. Take the on-going cyberwar back to your cyberthieves' doorsteps by understanding the tools they use, their chosen attack vectors and the methods they employ.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The Definitive Buyer's Guide for Evaluating Enterprise Network Firewalls
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This essential guide demonstrates how to reduce your attack surface by making an informed decision on the right firewall for your business. To do so, discover the fundamentals of modern firewall technology, 10 critical business requirements your next firewall must address, and more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: The complexity of your network and your security infrastructure may limit or slow your ability to respond to cybersecurity challenges. Discover 10 key considerations for firewall decision-making as you strive to manage the risks associated with the applications traversing your network.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

The Insider Threats: Be Protected with Advanced DNS Security
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: See first-hand how to implement a secure DNS architecture—such as high performance cache and real time DNS traffic analysis tools capable of adaptive countermeasures—to enhance your organization's ability to stand against internal attacks, and ensure continuity of mission-critical DNS services.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

Mitigating DNS Zero-Day Exploits With Hybrid Network Architecture
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: Discover the key benefits of hybrid DNS, and learn how to leverage DNS to mitigate zero-day exploits by eliminating single point of failure (SPoF) and enhancing upgrade agility. Read on to deploy a reliable hybrid DNS architecture that gives network admins the ability to enact rapid vulnerability remediation.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

Optimize High-Performing DNS Infrastructures for Greater Security
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will examine three methods of optimizing DNS infrastructure to achieve greater security, performance, simplicity, and a drastic reduction in TCO. Access now to learn how to eliminate useless server farms to reduce energy costs and improve protection against furtive attacks.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

White paper: Network management and operational efficiency
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make a NGFW work for your enterprise, both in the sense of security and the bottom line. Discover the intricacies of these firewalls, and what your enterprise might or might not need to manage one towards its potential.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

Forcepoint

Gain Complete Control of Your Digital Ecosystem
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to move beyond the vulnerability of passwords and tokens to deliver frictionless experiences to all of your users, without having to invest in hardware, software, or any large infrastructure deployment.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Entrust, Inc.

IT Guide for Mobility: Making the Case to Security Leaders
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to help IT communicate the value of mobility to key stakeholders on the security team in your organization. Further, learn why partnering with IT is their smartest path to success.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum (BDA WP)
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's time for a new threat-centric security model that delivers the visibility and control your organization needs. Discover how to reduce the complexity of threat management while gaining continuous control and advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum. Act smarter and quicker before, during and after an attack.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Open Access
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to discern who has access to your unstructured data and see all open shares on your network. Protect against malicious access, reduce security risk, fulfill compliance requirements and decrease operations expense by first accessing this valuable resource.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

STEALTHbits
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NETWORK SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  from many points to support offline analysis.After establishing a benchmark for normal traffic, the NBA program passively monitors network activity and flags unknown, new or unusual patterns that might indicate the presence of a threat. The program can also monitor and record trends in bandwidth and protocol use. Network behavior analysis is particularly good for spotting new malware and zero day exploits. A good NBA program can help a network administrator minimize the time and labor involved in locating and resolving problems. It should be used as an enhancement to the protection provided by … 
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