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ALSO CALLED: PAP
DEFINITION: Short for Password Authentication Protocol, the most basic form of authentication, in which a user's name and password are transmitted over a network and compared to a table of name-password pairs. Typically, the passwords stored in the table are encrypted. The Basic Authentication feature built into the HTTP protocol uses PAP. See it used with reports on security. Contrast with CHAP.
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Stop Password Sprawl with SaaS Single Sign-On via Active Directory
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get a better understanding of the challenges to adopting SaaS applications, hidden costs of SaaS, and security issues with SaaS apps. Read on to learn more about bolstering your cloud security efforts and stopping password sprawl.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Centrify Corporation

A Guide to Password Use in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the different types of passwords used inside of the WebSphere Application Server and the recovery plans to help restore your server when passwords go awry.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

How To Secure Online Activities
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is not automatically a secure or safe place to be. However, if one system's security is more daunting to overcome than another's, then attackers might focus on the system that is easier to compromise.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Multi-Step Authentication and Why You Should Use It
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Authentication is one of the essential components of security. It is one part of the concept known as authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA). All three of these should be addressed when constructing a system in order to have a reasonable foundation for reliable security.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Global Knowledge

Beyond Passwords: A Fine-Grained Approach to Privileged Identity Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the risks associated with privileged accounts and details how a privileged management tool helps reduce risk, improve compliance, and – above all – boost security and protect your organization from insider threats.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

CA Technologies.

Intelligent Authentication and User Access Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Inside this vital resource, uncover the new technologies and trends sweeping the nation – and the security effects they are having – and discover how advanced intelligent authentication is key to ensuring your security needs are met.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Controlling Laptop and Smartphone Access to Corporate Networks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices are conduits of greater access and information, but can serve as a vehicle for malware and other security threats. Find out how your IT department can enable secure access for mobile devices and laptops to ensure network integrity and security.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 18 Sep 2012

Dell Software

Business Continuity White Paper and Authentication
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the importance of maintaining a consistent two-factor authentication policy during a business disruption. In addition, it provides insight into how to develop plans that enable cost-effective, rapid binding of users to their credentials in the event of an emergency. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

The 10 Most Dangerous Risks to Microsoft Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Security has always been an important part of any IT infrastructure. This white paper has tips to help improve your awareness of some of the more important risks threatening your Microsoft infrastructure.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Global Knowledge

The Five-Step Guide to Better Social Media Security
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to explore some of the most common security challenges for social media and learn the tools and processes you can use to reduce your risk. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario so your social media data is always protected.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Oct 2013

Hootsuite

Manage with ease: Get peace of mind with HP and Windows Embedded
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this short white paper, you will gain insight into an innovative virtualization approach to alleviate the headaches of security processes and password logins.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Hot Tips for Securing Your Wireless Network
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Everyone from the home user to the corporate enterprise needs to secure their Wi-Fi network. This white paper offers 11 tips for securing your Wi-Fi network, including encryption, password management, and more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Sophos, Inc.

Contextual Authentication: A Multi-factor Approach
sponsored by PortalGuard
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper offers a few solutions for remaining efficient without sacrificing security. It provides an explanation on the midpoint between better password policies and two-factor authentication processes. Your data deserves the utmost protection, access this white paper now so you can ensure security.
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 | Published: 17 Aug 2012

PortalGuard

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) - the Essential Guide
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces identity federation and the predominant standard, Security Assertion Markup Language, or SAML, to a non-technical audience. Describes why standards like SAML are necessary for implementing scalable, secure federated identity across organizational boundaries. And more!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 | Published: 14 Sep 2011

Ping Identity Corporation

Unified and Intelligent Identity and Access Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an intelligent, unified approach to identity and access management. Learn how to simplify provisioning, single sign-on, role management, multifactor authentication, privileged account management, and password management. See how you can enhance security—and improve user and IT productivity.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 | Published: 08 Jul 2011

Dell Software

Defender 5: The Right Way to Prove, Identify and Establish Trust
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: The Quest Software technical brief -- “The Right Way to Prove Identity and Establish Trust” -- explains how to verify an employee’s identity at log in. You'll also learn how Quest Defender gives your organization more control than ever over who has access to systems, applications and data - going well beyond a simple log-in name and password.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

Dell Software

An Overview and Competitive Analysis of the One-Time Password (OTP) Market
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: The landscape of the OTP market is changing as more organizations are searching for convenient solutions such as mobile authenticators. Growth in the market will center on providing these types of alternative mobile solutions for end-users. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Why Passwords Aren't Strong Enough: Making the Case for Strong Two-Factor Authentication
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will examine the need for two-factor authentication and explore the return on investment that can be realized in order to help organizations make an informed decision when contemplating their strategic move toward stronger security.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Password Management Best Practices
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes and justifies password management best practices as applied in medium to large organizations. It offers reasoned guidance to IT decision makers when they set security policy and design network infrastructure that includes passwords.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Password Management Project Roadmap
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As today’s organizations deploy an ever-growing number of complex systems, password management problems choke help desk systems, cause expensive delays and lost productivity, and threaten to compromise security. This document will guide you through the entire life of a successful password management project.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Defining Identity Management
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document defines the components of identity management, starting with the underlying business challenges of managing user identities and entitlements across multiple systems and applications. Identity management functions are defined in the context of these challenges.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Top Eight Do's and Don'ts of Managing Access Control in the Windows/AD Environment
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This tech brief presents eight recommendations to help you proactively address the difficulties of access control in a Microsoft-centric environment, and avoid the common pitfalls, risks and costs.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Enterprise Single Sign-On The Holy Grail of Computing
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In today's enterprise, IT managers are faced with the growing challenge of keeping track of multiple passwords and system identities. In this document, we'll discuss how Quest approaches enterprise single sign-on and a unique solution that addresses nearly all facets of the challenges.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Portal Authentication: A Balancing Act Between Security, Usability & Compliance
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the problems with current authentication systems and the drivers that should be motivating organizations of all sizes to improve their access controls.
Posted: 26 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

PistolStar, Inc.

Authentication in the Enterprise: Current and Changing Requirements
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the current state of authentication and trends that Osterman Research sees as shaping the future of authentication.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

PistolStar, Inc.
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