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ALSO CALLED: Network Vulnerability Assessment, Network Vulnerability, Security Vulnerabilities, Network Security Vulnerabilities, Vulnerabilities, Host Vulnerability Assessment, Internet Security Vulnerabilities
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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Real World Intrusion Prevention (IPS) for the Demands of a New Security Reality
sponsored by TippingPoint
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper addresses primary areas that organizations must consider when evaluating possible solutions for intrusion prevention. Topics include: key network security challenged facing enterprises today; criteria for an effective IPS solution; And insights gained from enterprises already deploying IPS solutions in the real world.
Posted: 26 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

TippingPoint

The Hidden Security Threat -- When Ex-Employees Represent a Security Risk
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: From the laid-off to the disgruntled, ex-employees with an axe to grind can make companies vulnerable to data theft. Kaspersky Lab security evangelist Ryan Naraine discusses the threat and offers practical advice to prevent data loss.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Kaspersky Lab

When Less Is More: Why Small Companies Should Think Outside the (Red/ Yellow) Box for Protecting Endpoints
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Endpoint security issues simply can't be ignored, regardless of the size of the organization. This paper will discuss how internet threats and vulnerabilities affect us all and what criteria businesses should use in order to pick out a proper endpoint security solution.
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 | Published: 30 Jul 2009

Sunbelt Software

Achieving Federal Desktop Core Configuration Compliance with Lumension Solutions
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: The Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) is an OMB mandated security configuration set applicable within United States Federal Government agencies. Learn how you can address each of the FDCC requirements with Lumension Vulnerability Management.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

Lumension

The Top Five Virtualization Mistakes
sponsored by Vyatta Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes five mistakes common to many implementations of enterprise virtualization. Most of these mistakes relate to virtualization and networking infrastructure. Ideally, after reading this paper, you'll be sensitized to these issues so that you can plan for them and make your virtualization projects more successful.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Vyatta Inc.

Achieving PCI Compliance at the Point Of Sale Using Bit9 Parity™ to Protect Cardholder Data
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the technology used by merchants and their partners has evolved, card fraud has become more sophisticated. In response to this evolving threat, the major credit card companies have created a set of security standards to protect their customers from security breaches. Read this whitepaper to find out how Bit9 Parity helps achieve compliance...
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Bit9, Inc.

Enabling a safer internet: The positive approach to web security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes today's new web threats, highlights the need for a positive security model to replace yesterday's access-blocking approach, and describes the three pillars of protection organizations need to safeguard their systems and resources.
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 | Published: 08 Apr 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Achieving North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Cyber Security Standards
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Learn about NERC compliance challenges and how to ensure audit-readiness by delivering end-to-end vulnerability management, endpoint protection and data protection solutions.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Lumension

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report provides a six-month update of Internet threat activity. It includes analysis of network-based attacks, a review of vulnerabilities, and highlights of malicious code. It also assesses trends in phishing and spam activity. This summary of the report will alert readers to trends and impending threats.
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Symantec Corporation

Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most analysts, including Enterprise Strategy Group, agree that performing only a periodic backup leaves data at risk, and they find that this is a major concern among the IT professionals they survey. The answer to this concern is Cisco Small Business Network Storage Systems (NSS) and Cisco Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Files software.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Understanding Web Application Security Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains what you can do to help protect your organization, and it discusses an approach for improving your organization's Web application security.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Support PCI Security Compliance with Enhanced Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes PCI requirements, the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Web Application Security: Automated Scanning versus Manual Penetration Testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains two primary methods for discovering Web application vulnerabilities: using manual penetration testing and code review or using automated scanning tools and static analysis.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Web Application Security: Automated Scanning versus Manual Penetration Testing
sponsored by Logicalis
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the two primary methods for discovering Web application vulnerabilities: using manual penetration testing and code review or using automated scanning tools and static analysis.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Logicalis

Creating an Effective Security Operations Function
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to understand all the activities and roles in a security operations function - your first step in making those operations more effective and efficient.
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Protecting Essential Information: Securing the Foundation of the Internet Business Platform
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's threats use Web 2.0 to integrate daily operations which has changed the requirements for web security, email security and data loss prevention. Download this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 31 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Websense, Inc.

Integrating Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: An outline for successfully integrating vulnerability scanning and remediation capabilities is presented in this whitepaper. This will ensure that organizations maintain a secure environment while complying with internal and external security policies.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Lumension

3 Key Components of a Risk-Based Security Plan
sponsored by Foundstone, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at the different components of an effective security plan, and provides a perspective on how enterprises that are serious about their information security budgets should rethink their security plan.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 02 Jun 2008

Foundstone, Inc.

A Comprehensive Best Practice Approach to Business Resilience and Risk Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a comprehensive, best-practices approach to business resilience and risk mitigation. Common types of risk and the steps organizations must take to develop an effective risk mitigation strategy are discussed.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

IBM

Dispelling Top Ten Wireless Security Myths
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Myths about wireless security can be both dangerous and costly, this paper will revisit and debunk top ten wireless security myths.
Posted: 16 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Airspace Risk Assessment
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report is the first step towards wireless vulnerability assessment of your network and managing its wireless security posture.
Posted: 16 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Security Beyond Corporate Boundaries: Using Citrix Application Delivery to Protect Corporate Information
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Ensuring your data security goes beyond the implementation of firewalls and spyware. This white paper discusses key information on virtualization deployment, and offers tips to better manage your disaster recovery enviroment.
Posted: 05 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Citrix

Acquire a global view of your organization's security state: the importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Security assessments from IBM can help find "point-in-time" or ongoing security gaps in data confidentiality, integrity and accessibility as well as prior breaches and budgetary justification for making necessary security investments.
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 | Published: 09 Jan 2008

IBM Software Group

The importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand the variety of security assessment options that are available and provides the criteria for selecting a vendor that can help you meet your company?s security requirements.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

Drive business value with innovation for security defense
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an integrated approach to security that can help your company address security threats while supporting compliance and protecting data, Internet-based systems, physical environments and applications.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

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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