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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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Why Application Security is a Business Imperative
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how to close application vulnerability gaps and mitigate business risk.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Veracode, Inc.

App Security: Going Beyond Scanning and Remediation
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines one cloud-based app security platform that continuously monitors and assesses business-critical applications to find vulnerabilities earlier.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Best Practices for Selecting a VulnerabilityManagement(VM) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: Access this checklist of best practices for selecting a vulnerability management solution that will save you time and help you understand what to look for.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Qualys

2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper report now to learn what to expect from hackers and how to safeguard your organization. Read on to learn how to assess your security needs and which platforms and systems to choose to mitigate risk by viewing things through the attacker's perspective.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Providing Security and Compliance for an Ever-Growing Number of Endpoints
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces you to an easy-to-manage, quick-to-deploy solution that supports security for a large variety and large numbers of endpoints — from servers to desktop PCs, Internet-connected laptops, smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as specialized equipment such as point-of-sale devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

IBM

Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Allgress

Best Practices for Selecting a Web Application Scanning (WAS) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a Web Application Scanning solution can help you to locate and test web-based apps, and provides a checklist of best practices that will help you to understand what to look for when selecting a WAS solution.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

Learn About Each Module of the Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Allgress

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Breach Preparation: Plan for the Inevitability of Compromise
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper provides insight from a data forensics expert, an attorney who works closely with board-of-directors-level management, a crisis communications professional, and an incident responder and technical expert to help you establish an effective incident response plan.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Move on From your Ineffective Static Security Approach
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how Cisco FireSIGHT® Management Center (Management Center) supports the Cisco®suite of anti-malware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall security products.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

3 Essential Aspects of an Integrated Threat Defense Strategy
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive infographic explores the three key aspects of creating an integrated threat defense strategy that gives you the visibility to discover and protect against socially engineered exploits.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper explores a security solution that spans the entire attack continuum.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

What to Look for in an Advanced Malware Protection Vendor
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores the capabilities you must look for in your advanced malware protection vendor.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Cisco

Identifying Weak Security Links with Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: Download this extensive white paper now to learn about how to fight back with threat intelligence. Also uncover details on current industry trends and find out where things will go from here.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this essential white paper now to uncover five laws of anti-malware protection that can keep you safe.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Cisco

Next Generation Firewall Security Value Map
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper for a value map of the top next-generation firewall options to see who reigns supreme.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

Cloud Infrastructure Security: It's Time to Rethink Your Strategy
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why, in order to truly reap the benefits of the cloud, leaders need to rethink their approach to infrastructure security.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

CloudPassage

Study on Cybercrime's Cost to Business
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the results of a survey that analyzed the cost of cyber-crime.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

All you need to know about Bash bug and how to protect your data with IBM Endpoint Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the "Bash bug" allows attackers to execute malicious code within a bash shell, allowing them to gain access to confidential information by taking control of the operating system. It also highlights how you can better identify which systems are vulnerable and protect your endpoints and data from this bug.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

IBM

Know Your Endpoints to Prevent Security Breaches
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how an IBM assessment can show you how secure your endpoints really are.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

IBM

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

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.

Win the Race Against Time to Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how IBM Security QRadar Incident Forensics can help enterprises investigate and gather evidence on breaches.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

IBM
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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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