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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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McAfee Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, discover why McAfee's Enterprise Security Manager is turning heads in the security industry.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

Intel Security

451 Research Report: AlienVault USM - A Security Operations Center for the SMB
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth 451 Research analysis examines AlienVault, a security vendor tailored for small and midsize businesses.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

AlienVault

2013 Cyber Risk Executive Summary
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The "Cyber risk report 2013 Executive summary" presents the major findings of HP Security Research's comprehensive dive into today's cyber vulnerability and threat landscape. It provides information you need to effectively plan your cyber security strategy and deploy your defenses.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Piercing the Veil of Masked Cyber Criminals
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, discover a new security solution that can help you identify cyber criminals, build a cyber-attack profile, and more effectively protect your valuable data and assets.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

DomainTools

8 Simple Steps to Bring Shadow IT into the Light
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper outlines the 8 essential steps for IT professionals to drag Shadow IT into the light and regain control of their organization.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Rackspace

Countering Cyber Threats with Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how organizations can leverage big data and behavioral analytics in their network to foil the top attacks.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Combatting Digital Fraud: A CIO Report
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore a web threat detection solution that leverages big data to enable security teams to better combat digital fraud.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

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

Protection for Every Enterprise: Maximizing Mobile Security
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, get the facts on mobile security and the best protections strategies from today's advanced cyber threats.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks: Is Your Organzation Protected?
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, discover the top 8 security risks for mobile devices and determine if your organization's assets are properly protected.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing: Can You Afford Not To?
sponsored by Pwine Express
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains why vulnerability assessment and penetration testing are such critical tools in the fight against modern cybercrime, as well as how they can make a difference in your organization's security solution.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Pwine Express

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the Internet of Things accelerates, adversaries will spend even more time finding weak links across the threat landscape and using them to their advantage to compromise systems and data. Download this white paper to learn about these threats as well as industry-specific risks.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

5 Things Your Organization Can Do Today to Improve Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource contains insights from a security assessment professional on the problematic patterns that he has observed within a wide variety of organizations, as well as their simple but critical solutions.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Protect Your Brand with Alert Logic PCI DSS Compliance Solutions
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This product brief outlines Alert Logic's cloud-powered solutions and the unique benefits offered to help eliminate the burden of PCI compliance.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

Alert Logic

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

What Are The Real Threats? Using Threat Research Reports to Set Security Priorities
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource features key findings from the top 4 security reports published in the last year to help IT pros better understand and identify potential threats.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Cisco: Scaling Application Vulnerability Management Across the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study reveals the solution that one organization chose to help improve application security testing efficiencies at a reduced cost.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

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

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

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

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

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
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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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