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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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Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

5 Things Your Organization Can Do Today to Improve Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource contains insights from a security assessment professional on the problematic patterns that he has observed within a wide variety of organizations, as well as their simple but critical solutions.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Protect Your Brand with Alert Logic PCI DSS Compliance Solutions
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This product brief outlines Alert Logic's cloud-powered solutions and the unique benefits offered to help eliminate the burden of PCI compliance.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

Alert Logic

How To Avoid Heartbleed Or Similar SSL Related Vulnerabilities?
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores top strategies for resolving Heartbleed and similar SSL-related vulnerabilities.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

i-Sprint Innovations

IT Security: Midsize Businesses Face Enterprise-Caliber Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that delivers a set of comprehensive, purpose-built tools that work effectively to manage and monitor security data for midsize businesses. This allows these midsize companies to leverage fast, effective and holistic data security.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

What Are The Real Threats? Using Threat Research Reports to Set Security Priorities
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource features key findings from the top 4 security reports published in the last year to help IT pros better understand and identify potential threats.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

10 Network Security Tools and Tests Everyone Should Use
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a list of 10 security tools or tests that will help you check out suspicious issues and keep ahead of new risks and threats.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a security intelligence platform that integrates with data monitoring and vulnerability assessment for improved threat detection.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Security intelligence is the smart way to keep the cloud safe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will examine the intelligence capabilities necessary for gaining visibility into, and control over, cloud security. It also demonstrates how an integrated suite of end-to-end security intelligence solutions can help meet cloud security needs.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Endpoint Protection Platforms for Enterprises
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a unique enterprise endpoint protection platform that encompasses a multitude of security tools.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

EMA report: A Provocative New Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence: IBM Introduces QRadar Vulnerability Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many security teams struggle with the limitations of traditional, isolated security tools. For today's complex IT infrastructure, you need a comprehensive, integrated way to manage the security of your applications, network, and data.
Posted: 06 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Jul 2013

IBM

Defeating Advanced Persistent Threat Malware
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: How can you protect your organization from APT Malware?  Read this whitepaper to learn why a DNS Firewall implementation is a MUST for your organization and how the Infoblox DNS Firewall may be the industry's first true DNS security solution.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Infoblox

Best Practices for Security and Compliance with Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource sheds light on the latest expectations for cloud security, and what role providers and customers have in securing a cloud environment. Click through to reveal 12 steps to a successful secure cloud adoption.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Trend Micro

Discovering Vulnerable Web Applications
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control vulnerabilities as part of their organization's overall vulnerability management program.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Qualys

Real Time Endpoint Compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore an endpoint management solution that will help federal agencies continuously monitor, manage, and detect vulnerabilities across their critical networks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Knowledge is Power: The Symantec Guide to Protecting your Website
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of securing your system, overcoming any vulnerabilities and how this can help you maintain consumer confidence.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Vulnerability Assessment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for the truth behind today's vulnerability assessment approaches, and why a clearer vision of the problem is needed for more successful security systems. Click now to unveil an opportunity to bridge the gap between vulnerability assessment and security management, and use actionable intelligence as effective defense.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Use Case for Integrated Vulnerability Management CORE Security
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper emphasizes the importance of an effective vulnerability management infrastructure to avoid data overload challenges and explores how to stay on track by consolidating, analyzing, and prioritizing data for maximum security.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

Core Security Technologies

Three Mistakes Companies Make When It Comes to Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, get 3 self-assessment questions to establish whether or not your approach to vulnerability management is truly successful at mitigating future security risks.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

Core Security Technologies

10 Best Practices for Microsoft SharePoint Security
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover ten best practices everyone should follow when using a leading collaboration and content management application designed to eradicate vulnerabilities in your organization.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 27 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

Gamania Group tightens security to strengthen game development capability
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, read up on a gaming software company that was looking to expand in the market, but first turned to automated security management tools to ensure compliance and customer trust before moving forward.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Implementing an Effective Vulnerability Management Program
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain insight into best practices for continuous vulnerability management. Find out how you can ensure security of your systems and why you should be implementing continuous vulnerability management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Tenable Network Security

Ballarat Grammar Secures BYOD with HP Sentinel SDN
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, explore a software-defined networking option that simplifies network monitoring for performance issues and enables a secure IT environment for users.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation
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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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