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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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Inform e-Book Summer 2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This extensive resource examines the latest and greatest in the world of IT security, including in-depth reports on advanced malware, security case studies, industry insider interviews, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Guarding Against a Data Breach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how modern enterprises should respond to growing security threats while balancing economic and organizational concerns.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Ponemon Report: The Real Cost of Cyber Crime in 2013
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this Poenmon study to discover the average cost to businesses of cyber crime, and how organizations can take steps to reduce security risks and costs.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

How Midsize Businesses Can Defend Against Enterprise-Caliber Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the security posture of midsize companies and how effective they are, as well as the four most important industry insights into midsize company security.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Rising Cyber Crime Mandates More Effective Security Measures
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, get the facts from industry veterans on how to best prevent data breaches and implement effective risk management.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates how to reduce the cost and complexity of Web vulnerability management with a managed approach for detection.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

A Provocative Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective strategy and tool for vulnerability management and outlines the key benefits.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Measure Risks and Vulnerability Effectively
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores strategies for measuring your risks and vulnerabilities, as well as understanding what you must do to achieve these goals.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some best practices for deploying a VM solution and outlines how it is essential for your security strategy.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

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

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

Vulnerability Assessment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper 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 find 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

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

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

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

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

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

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

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
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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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