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ALSO CALLED: Network Perimeter Security, Computer Network Security, Security Network, Perimeter Security
DEFINITION: A network analyzer (also called a protocol analyzer or packetanalyzer) is a combination of hardware and programming, or in some cases a stand-alone hardware device, that can be installed in a computer or network to enhance protection against malicious activity. Network analyzers can supplement firewalls,anti-virus programs, and spyware detection programs.Network analyzers can:Provide  … 
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Network SecurityWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
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Enhance Network Security: A Survey by Ipsos Observer for HP
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges faced by 205 network security professionals in the United States, including their major concerns, their experience with cyber threats, and their current and planned use of network security technologies.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Network Security Intelligence Selection Buying Guide
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why network defense can make or break the success of an enterprise; and also introduces HP TippingPoint, a leader in security intelligence, as a potential solution.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Creating A Foundation for Next-Gen Datacenter Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an ADC that is best suited for building enterprise cloud networks.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Citrix

Next Generation Firewall Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this important whitepaper now to find out as it examines the security effectiveness and value of 12 different next-generation firewall solutions from Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, and more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

24/7 Visibility into Advanced Malware on Networks and Endpoints
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues that containing the massive-scale security breaches that many high-profile organizations are experiencing requires a holistic approach that addresses vulnerabilities and threats at the network and system levels, and leverages threat intelligence to accurately identify attacks in progress.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

How Tenable Optimized Vulnerability Management for Crosskey Banking Solutions
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Crosskey Banking Solutions worked with Tenable Network Security to reduce risk and ensure PCI DSS compliance.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Tenable Network Security

Close the Gaps Left By Traditional Vulnerability Management Through Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent Forrester study of 180 security leaders on the current state and effectiveness of vulnerability management.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Tenable Network Security

Implement a More Secure Network to Keep Up with Shadow IT
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the ramifications of the growth of shadow IT and examines how you can protect against potential issues. Read on to learn how you can implement a more secure network to keep up with evolving IT demands.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verizon

Prevent Security Breaches with Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why defensive security products alone can't fully protect your enterprise from the types of security breaches that have made headlines in recent years, and proposes continuous monitoring as a potential solution.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Tenable Network Security

Predicting Attack Paths Within Your Networks
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how one company's advanced security solutions can be leveraged to identify systems within your networks that are vulnerable to exploitation.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

Improving DDoS Protection
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Unfortunately for many companies, the records-setting DDoS attack campaigns that occurred Q3 of 2014 caused massive, irrevocable damage. So when it comes down to it, what do you need to know to improve DDoS protection? Consult the following white paper to find out now.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Akamai Technologies

Addressing NIST and DOD Requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive white paper to gain key insights on the security risks associated with mobile device policies, as well as an in-depth look at one solution that was able to drive rock-solid security without risking network performance and end-user satisfaction. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

IBM

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Do I need a Firewall with my SBC?
sponsored by Sangoma Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at a UC security solution that was ablet to provide rock-solid VoIP security for all users. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Sangoma Technologies

Effective Strategies for Upgrading to SIP Trunks
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper presents practical steps for planning and deploying SIP trunks to access the PSTN. It also suggests best practices that will help you maintain better control over operations, realize the economic benefits of using SIP communications and more flexibly right-sizing your network access capacity.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Oracle Corporation

Fast, secure mobile access to patient records and resources.
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Maximize mobile productivity, secure private patient data and ensure that your organization remains in compliance with healthcare regulations. Read the use case and discover how Dellâ„¢ Enterprise Mobility Management enables healthcare organizations to achieve their goals while helping them to embrace their unique mobile/BYOD strategy.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Dell Software

Box for Dell: Empower Mobile Workers
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to boost mobile productivity by enabling your employees to easily, securely access enterprise files and folders across a full range of devices and workspaces. Employees can share documents quickly, collaborate among teams and edit content directly with existing applications.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Dell Software

The Top 5 Security Challenges of Higher Education
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how in addition to the same IT security challenges as commercial enterprises, universities face a number of difficulties that are entirely unique to higher education.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

Networks That Know Automation
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how networks are using automation to their advantage, especially with the popularity of software-defined networking (SDN).
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Benchmark Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, we'll present the results of a 3rd party benchmark test that looks into how a few of the most respected solutions out there fared across five very real-world test scenarios to determine who really is the King of Scale. Read the benchmark report to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Bringing DLP Inside the Organization
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into the subject of data loss prevention (DLP) inside the organization, examining the way that critical information is shared within a business and discussing the pros and cons of implementing DLP solutions at different points.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Clearswift

Three Kinds of Chaos: Establishing collaboration and control in a chaotic world
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals why collaboration and control are both equally important, especially with evolving security threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Mar 2014

Clearswift

Managed Security Services: When It's Time to Stop Going "It" Alone
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Even if an organization is capable of the traditional, DIY integration of on-promise security solutions using in-house resources, is it truly any better than leveraging the expertise, scale and scope of a third-party service provider?
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

NEC Corporation of America
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NETWORK SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  detailed statistics for current and recent activity on the network.Test anti-malware programs and pinpoint potential vulnerabilitiesDetect unusual levels of network traffic.Detect unusual packet characteristics.Identify packet sources or destinations.Configure alarms for defined threats.Search for specific data strings in packets.Monitor bandwidth utilization as a function of time.Create application-specific plug-ins.Display all statistics on a user-friendly control panel.Network analyzers are not intended to replace firewalls, anti-virus programs, or spyware detection programs. However, the use … 
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