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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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Data Centers in the Crosshairs: Today's Most Dangerous Security Threats
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Gain an in-depth look into the top 5 most dangerous threats to your data center infrastructure. Learn their tricks, behaviors, how devastating they can be and how to make sure you're enterprise isn't their next victim.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 20 Oct 2016

A10 Networks

The Business Value of Printer Security
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This resource from IDC explores how implementing or increasing you rprinter security can help save money and increase IT efficiency. Learn how to increase security by decommissioning out-of-date devices, balance tight enable all devices with encrypted communications protocols, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015


10 Critical Requirements for Optimizing Application Delivery
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn the 10 capabilities that should be a critical component of your selection criteria when evaluating application delivery controllers, including intelligent traffic management, global load balancing, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

A10 Networks

Printer and Embedded Device Security
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Many printers and embedded devices fail to meet today's enterprise security needs. Uncover five key security capability categories that should be addressed in order to ensure hackers aren't exposing these weak links.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 May 2015


Best-of-Breed Next-Generation Security For the Mid-Market
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a security framework that integrates purpose-built, highly scalable security solutions to protect users, networks, and data center applications. Learn how to secure your network against intrusions and protect against email and web threats.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Masergy's Unified Enterprise Security Solution
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how Masergy's Unified Enterprise Security Solution provides an integrated approach to security, combining predictive data sharing with an agile analytics and correlation program. Learn how Masergy can help you build an affordable, multi-layered security infrastructure that causes no additional network latency.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016


Enabling Tomorrow's Connected Infrastructure for IoT
sponsored by Legrand
WHITE PAPER: With the Internet of Things (IoT) there are new and critical network infrastructure considerations to think about as you prepare for what's ahead. This white paper highlights important considerations for designing your infrastructure to support tomorrow's needs being driven by billions of IoT connected devices.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Protecting the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, almost every distributed enterprise demands fast, transparent access to critical information. And as the data travels fast, so too must protection around it. Discover a tightly integrated infrastructure – access, networking and security - capable of meeting these demands without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Why NGFWs Are Becoming the New Standard in Enterprise Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The next-generation firewall (NGFW) is quickly becoming the new standard approach for enterprise security. Discover how your organization can add a high performance, highly effective NGFW without slowing down daily business operations. Learn how you can achieve unparalleled protection, ease of use and ultrafast performance with your NGFW.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

A New Approach to Securing the Enterprise Network
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new concept in implementing enterprise network security, based on three defining principles: Holistic, collaborative, and transformative. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

The Three Essential Elements of Next-Generation Endpoint Protection
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: Discover an explanation of the essential elements of next-gen endpoint protection, an evaluation matrix for comparing the potential impact of different solutions, a list of the top questions to ask potential vendors, and tools to help you measure and compare different solutions.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016


Unisys Managed Security Services Featuring LogRhythm
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises find the task of sifting through their vast stores of logs in order to identify critical security events a daunting task. Learn about a simplified way to not only monitor your network logs for malicious activity, but implement a fully-fledged security monitoring policy covering the entire holistic attack surface.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 16 Jul 2016


Protecting the Distributed Enterprise: Network Security for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The solution guide provides 5 key requirements that will collectively dictate the success of a distributed enterprise firewall deployment. It will elaborate on the details of each requirement and how it can be adopted to drive a cost-effective and reliable way to better protect your organization.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Cybersecurity Frameworks to Consider for Organization-wide Integration
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn about common security frameworks such as NIST and COBIT implementation action plans, resources for additional information and the government's influence on cybersecurity. Evaluate other enterprises' security frameworks to best choose one for your organization.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Global Knowledge

Cybersecurity During a Merger: CrowdStrike on Key Risks and Due Diligence
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: In this interview with CrowdStrike's Steve Chabinsky, learn key risk factors such as cybersecurity that organizations encounter during the merger and acquisition due diligence process and how to avoid them.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 06 Oct 2016


The Last Line of Defense Against the “Mega Breach”
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: The frequency of "mega breaches" continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. Learn how breaches could be prevented by deploying endpoint protection technology.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016


2016 Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: No matter what your security maturity level looks like, you undoubtedly have security pressures you'd like to alleviate. This report serves as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be in 2016 and into the future. Learn how to not only placate the pressure, but to help make your organization more secure overall.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Security Report: 2016 DDoS Attack Trends
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: In this recent security report, discover where, when and how hard DDoS attacks are hitting across the globe and how you can avoid them. Leverage this data to better make more intelligent, strategic decisions on security.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Q2 2016 State of the Internet Security Report
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover how dire the world of DDoS security attacks has become and dig into the details of multi-vector attacks. Learn statistics on each industry that was attacked and get insight on how to best protect your network in the future.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Create Access Controls and Visibility for Any Wired or Wireless Network
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about an adaptive security approach that can provide access controls and visibility for any wired and wireless network, and allow you to set policies based on contextual data, streamline the onboarding of mobile devices, and more.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Aruba Networks

Benefits of Policy-based Network Security for Wired and Wireless
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise Strategy Group reviews why network security is becoming increasingly difficult and shows you remediation techniques for cyber threats in your workplace.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Aruba Networks

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


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

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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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