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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 Security White Papers (View All Report Types)
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How We Define a Network is About to Change, Again
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how VMware NSX changes the way that you build, manage, and secure your network.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

The Hidden Costs of Self-Signed SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Security is not usually one of the first places companies look to trim expenses, but some IT professionals believe that they can easily lower costs by eliminating third-party Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Authorities (CAs) from the budget equation. However, this kind of reasoning can backfire – badly.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Cloud Adoption in Asia Pacific: Overcoming Security Concerns with SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing offers unprecedented opportunities for businesses to cut IT costs while improving their ability to respond to changing strategic demands. Concerns about security, however, are a barrier to adoption.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Managing SSL Certificates in Pan-Asia Pacific Enterprises
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Businesses around the world face an array of threats to information security.  Enterprised in Pan-Asia face the same threats while contending with region-specific challenges associated with trade across diverse cultures.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Website Security Threat Report 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In 2013, attention was focused on threats to privacy and acts of malicious insiders.  However, the end of the year provideded a painful remind that cybercime remains prevalent today.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Avoiding BYO Policy and Security Pitfalls
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: When employees use their own technology for business purposes, they gain mobility and productivity but pose a new threat for IT security, as well as other policy pitfalls.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Citrix

Rightsize for the Midsize: Leverage the Network Infrastructure for Competitive Success
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC report examines the opportunity midmarket firms have in leveraging network infrastructure for competitive success in the new cloud and mobility era. Inside, learn how midmarket firms can improve their competitive position by providing more efficient access to advanced productivity resources.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

WAF or IPS - Why you need more than a Firewall and IPS to protect your applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of using more than just a firewall and IPS to protect your applications from malicious attacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Security Concerns in the C-Suite and How Next-Generation Firewalls Can Help
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the danger behind APTs, leading to the need for heightened network security with the help of next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Build the Infrastructure to Enable the Changing Face of IT
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Check out this expert resource to learn about the top trends and challenges facing your network today. Topics include hybrid software-defined networking, context-aware security, unified communications, and more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Citrix

Moving Beyond the Firewall for Complete Data Protection
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover several new security threats and what solutions are available to mitigate those risks going forward.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Guarding Against a Data Breach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how modern enterprises should respond to growing security threats while balancing economic and organizational concerns.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Promise Healthcare case study
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Promise Healthcare improved security, achieve HIPAA compliance, and gained visibility into and control over network utilization by replacing its outdated firewalls with Dell SonicWALL NSA 6600 firewalls.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Dell Software

Securing the Small Business Network
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This ebook examines eight network security challenges that small businesses face today, and offers easy and effective solutions. Dell SonicWALL offers the comprehensive protection your small business needs, priced within your budget.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

What to look for when evaluating NGFW
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes the results of three independent tests that can help you select a next-generation firewall, as well as links to public research that you can examine yourself.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Why threat intelligence is critical for next generation firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: A top-tier threat intelligence network is the foundation of an effective next-generation firewall (NGFW). This white paper examines three criteria for judging threat intelligence networks: completeness, accuracy and speed, and discusses how one such network works in practice.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Overcoming exploits that use advanced evasion techniques and SSL encryption
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To defend against today's advanced attacks, next-generation firewalls must be effective in overcoming obfuscation and advanced evasion techniques, as well as performing comprehensive SSL decryption and inspection.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Beyond next gen firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This ebook explains the differences in stateful firewalls and next generation firewalls, while giving you resources and other research to help you find the best defense against cyberattacks.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

HP TippingPoint: A New Approach to Malware Defense
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief highlights a solution that integrates next-generation firewalls with intrusion prevention to create a barrier against harmful malware.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Get the Network Protection You Need with Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what a next-generation firewall can do for your organization in terms of network security.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

A New Set of Network Security Challenges
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Today, workers demand access from devices beyond the firewall.  Smart phones, tablets, and laptops of all types.  However, the biggest challenge is finding a balance between productive and security.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Icomm Technologies
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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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