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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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Threat Intelligence and Data Solutions for your Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the benefits of threat intelligence for both the enterprise and individual security professionals, plus what costs organizations to not have threat intelligence.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Patch management: Fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: Software updates are constant, and it's one of the most challeneging and resource-intensive tasks for an IT department. Securing vulnerabilities remains one of the most essential updates for IT pros. View this informative white paper to learn more about effective patch managment.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

GFI LanGuard

GFI Reviews and awards
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to read reviews and uncover the awards given to one particular network security and vulnerability scanner by 80 different websites and critics. Learn why this award-winning solution is trusted by so many organizations across the globe!
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

GFI LanGuard

HP Fortify on Demand - Enterprise Software Security in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP is changing the enterprise security landscape with its Security Intelligence and Risk Management Platform. By using advanced threat research and security events and vulnerabilities, they develop an unparalleled visibility. Access this informative white paper to learn more about security-as-a-service (SaaS) and how it can help your organization.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP Fortify Software Security Center- Proactively Eliminate Risk in Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn how HP can transform your enterprise security landscape with its Security Intelligence and Risk Management Platform. By using advanced threat research, you can ensure unparalleled visibility across security assets. With over 90 percent of vulnerabilities in software, this is a resource you certainly don't want to overlook.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Select the right solution for endpoint management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Selecting the best form of endpoint security for your business can seem like an impossible challenge. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about getting started with endpoint management. It outlines features and capabilities that contribute to an effective endpoint management solution for your business.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

IBM

Rewriting the Rules of Patch Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: By implementing more patches, software vendors are keeping pace with malware exploits. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about patch management and how it can benefit your business. Virtually eliminate the risks to your company by following these steps.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

IBM

Webroot Secure Anywhere - Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Threats are becoming more sophisticated and frequent than ever before, as a result businesses require a revolutionary approach to endpoint malware protection. Access this informative white paper to learn how Webroot is using its services to keep security up-to-date and effective.
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 | Published: 06 Aug 2012

Webroot

The Top 10 Reports for Managing Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: Observing the complete lifecycle of vulnerability management begins with asset discovery. Learn more about the key steps for successful management with this informative resource. How can you improve your security?
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Jul 2012

Qualys

Web Application Security: How to Minimize the Risk of Attacks
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines the importance of Web application security. With over 55 percent of vulnerabilities in 2010 resulting in attacks, a solution is necessary. Learn more about the different types of Web application vulnerabilities as well as how to detect vulnerabilities more efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012

Qualys

Protect citizen data with IBM Rational software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Digital and connected government information improves processes and makes accessibility simple for public sector agencies. This white paper outlines how agencies can keep their information available without risking sensitive data.
Posted: 24 Jul 2012 | Published: 24 Jul 2012

IBM

Best Practices to Protect the Cardholder Data Environment and Achieve PCI Compliance
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: Cyber-attacks that target customer and financial information are becoming more popular and businesses need to protect their data. Prevent attackers from taking advantage of the gaps in your security plan by creating a comprehensive information security policy.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 18 Jul 2012


The Busy IT Pros Guide to Vulnerability Management: Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Preventable Attacks
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Many businesses suffer attacks because they leave their endpoints unpatched and insecurely configured. Protecting every aspect of your organizations valuable information is an essential part of the security process. This white paper provides five tips for avoiding preventable attacks and creating a comprehensive vulnerability management plan.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Lumension

10 Tips for Mobile Application Security
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: While the rapid growth of mobility has enabled increased customer satisfaction, operational efficiencies, employee productivity and more; it has also introduced a number of new security challenges. In this paper, uncover 10 must-know tips for deploying secure mobile applications to help you leverage mobility while keeping the bad guys out.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

Dell SecureWorks

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

Software Security Analysis: Control Flow Security Analysis with McCabe IQ
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how comprehensive security analysis equips you with the proper insight into the structure of your software code to identify and resolve possible security holes
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Why Free Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why so-called "free" patch management solutions could really end up costing your organization more in the long run.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Lumension

The CISOs Guide to Measuring IT Security
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, learn the key steps to enhancing your security visibility so that you have a voice at the executive table and not just a seat.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Lumension Patch Management: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a centralized, comprehensive approach to application patching, allowing security pros to automatically detect risks, deploy patches and protect business information across a complex, highly distributed physical and virtual environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Three simple steps to better patch security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Security experts estimate that 90% of successful attacks against software vulnerabilities could be prevented with an existing patch or configuration setting. Still, many computers in organizations remain unpatched and unprotected. In this whitepaper, uncover three best practices for improving your security and compliance with patch assessment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

White Paper: SCM: The "Blocking and Tackling" of IT Security
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In IT security, obvious weaknesses like weak configurations often get overlooked. Yet for hackers, they’re an open door into networks and systems. Learn how security configuration management (SCM), a critical security control, hardens configurations to prevent breaches, and immediately detects and corrects any subsequent changes that weaken them.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

Tripwire, Inc.

Risk and Compliance Outlook
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking companies have implemented or are in the process of developing risk management and compliance initiatives. Learn about options for auditable risk management programs that address IT security as a business risk.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Operational Efficiencies of Proactive Vulnerability Management
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore the operational and economic efficiencies associated with the implementation of proactive, integrated, and automated vulnerability management compared to the inefficiencies of a reactive, manual, and fragmented security operation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 29 Aug 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Hardening Database Security
sponsored by McAfee.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to learn how McAfee® Database Security Solution, a multitiered software solution that provides protection to all databases and data assets, warding off threats and eliminating vulnerabilities while providing compliance and maximising the efficiency of your operations.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 09 Aug 2011

McAfee.

Automating IT Security Audits to Demonstrate Compliance and Protect Data
sponsored by NetIQ Europe
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will tell you why IT security auditing is so important, the problems with the current approach to it, and how this product can help you automate your IT security audits.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

NetIQ Europe
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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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