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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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Creating the Ultimate Security Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the latest nature of attacks and vulnerabilities in the security landscape and details the capabilities and solutions that must be leveraged to maintain secure operations.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

Practitioner's Guide to Establishing a SOC
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an overview of how to evaluate the security controls needed to establish a Security Operation Center (SOC), along with what data a SOC needs to quickly detect and respond to a breach.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

AlienVault

Managing Web Security in an Increasing Challenging Threat Landscape
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help your organization manage web security in an increasingly dangerous threat landscape. Learn how cybercriminals are targeting web-based vulnerabilities and see what you can do to stay safe by reading on now.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

7 Ways to Tell if an Incident Response Service Provider is Right for You
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about how you can find the right incident response service provider. It outlines how to determine the vendor's capabilities and if the vendor represents the best fit based on your organizations unique needs.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 28 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks UK

Get actionable insight with security intelligence for mainframe environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about the importance of alerts with enterprise security. Find out how you can deliver integrated threat analysis, real-time alerts, and audit consolidation to manage today's growing threats. This resource discusses how you can enhance security without increasing overhead.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 08 Mar 2013

IBM

Quantifying the Impact of Network-Based Attacks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This document gives you some guidelines on how to assess the impact of network-based attacks and suggests techniques for creating your own economic model. Get your copy today.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Dell Software

Web-facing applications: Security assessment tools and strategies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: Read this expert E-guide to find out how you can properly asses web application threats and the tools your organization can use for protection. Learn how to mitigate likely web application threats and how you can ensure your business is protected.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Next-Generation Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SAINT Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how proper vulnerability management can protect business operations, mitigate risks, and improve overall IT management. Discover the latest solutions and strategies for ensuring your data is secure from attacks.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 12 Jul 2013

SAINT Corporation

Report: Cyber Security Attack and Incident Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover analysis of security attack and incident data from IBM Security Services' plethora of data collected from their tens of billions of events monitored daily for their 3,700+ clients.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

IBM

Improving Tools and Techniques to Combat Malware Evolution
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Some researchers are working hard to create tools that strengthen malware analysis and improve security. Read this expert guide to learn more about what look look for in malware and the threat actors behind the scenes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2012 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

Webroot

STATE OF DNS AVAILABILITY REPORT
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn more about the domain name system vulnerabilities that you should keep in mind for the busy season. Find out some of the challenges of availability and the impact downtime can have on your enterprise by accessing this resource.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 26 Sep 2012

Verisign, Inc.

IBM X-Force 2011 Trend and Risk Report CIO Security Priorities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn more about the attack trends in 2011 including external network and security breaches. Discover key ways to prevent leaked customer data and inaccessible web services by analyzing the risks before it's too late.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

IBM

2012 - Endpoint Security Best Practices Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative resource to find out more about securing your endpoints. It outlines the best practices to avoid a cyber-attack along with many other helpful recommendations.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Symantec Corporation

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

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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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