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DEFINITION: A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis,also known as vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability analysis defines,identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in acomputer, server, network, or communications infrastructure. Inaddition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness ofproposed countermeasures, and evaluate  … 
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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

Information-Driven Security and RSA Security Analytics and RSA ECAT
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Learn how RSA Security Analytics 10.4 and RSA ECAT 4.0 integrate into an end-to-end enterprise security analytics architecture to help anchor information-driven security initiatives.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to protect yourself from damaging attacks and effectively respond to them and unveils the protection and defense life cycle.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Build a more-secure web infrastructure with DataPower
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of building a highly secure web application infrastructure, due to the growing amount of confidential business information accessible through devices.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

IBM

DDoS Mitigation And DNS Availability Should Be Key Components of Resiliency Strategy
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an in-depth Forrester survey of 245 IT professionals from enterprises in the US and UK, looking at how they deal with DDoS and DNS security.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

Building an Intelligence-Driven Security Operations Center
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Learn why security organizations needs to shift resources from preventing intrusion toward rapid threat detection and remediation, and the intelligence-driven security approach required to do so.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

Detect and Investigate Advanced Threats on Endpoints
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Find out how RSA ECAT (Enterprise Compromise Assessment Tool) helps organisations reduce attacker dwell time and the time it takes to detect and validate compromised machines, and much more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Head First into the Sandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive whitepaper now to learn about the evolution of sandboxing and explore some advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Next-Generation Firewall Product Analysis
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers a detailed performance report on one next-generation firewall solution.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection: Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up five new laws you must know in order to protect your organization from ever-evolving malware threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Cyber Resilience Blueprint: A New Perspective on Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up best practices for creating a cyber-resilient enterprise.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

Shavlik Patch: Simplified Application Patch Management for Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a patch management solution that will reduce your security risks from unpatched, non-Microsoft third-party applications.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

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

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

Risk Management and Security Consulting
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores security tests that will help you identify your gaps in security and pick out the threats you are most vulnerable to.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

VMware Heartbleed: 50% of vSphere 5.5 Servers Remain Unprotected
sponsored by CloudPhysics
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper looks at the problems Heartbleed is causing VMware users.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

CloudPhysics

Security and the Rise of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, explore the unforeseen risks of M2M communication, the challenges of maintaining M2M security, and the possible solutions that exist to mitigate these risks.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Internet Gateway Security – A state of the nation
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, discover how new next generation firewalls can protect organisations against dangerous threats as well as address the vulnerabilities created by new technologies like cloud computing and mobilisation.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Icomm Technologies

Take Control of Your IT Security with New Cyber Resilience Programs
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth whitepaper, discover a new cyber resilience program that can strengthen your defense against malicious attackers, improve responsiveness and adaptability, and provide comprehensive risk management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Data Breach Risks of Microsoft Lync
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: With rapid adoption of Microsoft Lync, new forms of data such as IM, chat, voice, and video are proliferating. Organizations need to deploy industrial strength methods to prevent mounting security risks. Download THIS WHITEPAPER to find out how!
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Actiance

Strengthening Security, Compliance, and Control in Microsoft® Office 365®
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: There are some missing features in Office 365 that will prompt some customers to consider the use of third-party, cloud-based or on-premises tools to enhance Office 365's native capabilities.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Actiance
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  how well they work after theyare put into use.A vulnerability scanner relies on a database that contains allthe information required to check a system for security holes inservices and ports, anomalies in packet construction, and potentialpaths to exploitable programs or scripts. Then the scanner tries toexploit each vulnerability that is discovered. This process issometimes called ethical hacking.An ideal vulnerability scanner has capabilities such as the following: Maintenance of an up-to-date database of vulnerabilities. Detection of genuine vulnerabilities without an excessive number of … 
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