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DEFINITION: Application security is the use of software, hardware, and procedural methods to protect applications from external threats. Security measures built into applications and a sound application security routine minimize the likelihood that hackers will be able to manipulate applications and access, steal, modify, or delete sensitive data. Once an afterthought in software design, security is becoming an  … 
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Web Applications Under Attack: How Network Security Solutions Leave You Exposed
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: This infographic depicts how two types of firewalls—web application firewalls and next generation firewalls—measure up against the threats considered to be the "top 10" by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Secure application delivery for a mobile workforce
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a way to transform your organization by supporting the mobility your workers rely on to get their work down wherever they can be most productive, whether it be in the office or outside of it. Read on to learn how you can facilitate a mobile workforce – without sacrificing security.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Citrix

Web Application Firewall Product Analysis: Fortinet FortiWeb 1000D
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: So just how effective is the FortiWeb 1000D at accomplishing this? This report from NSS labs provides a comprehensive analysis of the security effectiveness, performance and total costs of this web application firewall offering.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Web Application Firewall Comparative Analysis Security Value Map™
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report for NSS presents a comparative analysis of web application firewalls based on empirical data from in-depth, side-by-side product testing.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Office 365 - Adopting Strong Authentication and SSO in the Cloud
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the history behind Office 365 and where it currently stands today. Read on to find out why Microsoft is dealing with security risks and an authentication solution they used to protect the identity of mobile users.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

SecureAuth

Protecting Mission-Critical Application Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses mission-critical application backup and recovery, proposing a shift to a more intelligent and adaptive backup and recovery framework that incorporates application awareness, storage integration, and operational analytics.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How Alert Logic Enabled bfw Advertising to Better Secure Clients' Websites
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how bfw Advertising, an agency that builds and manages websites and applications for B2B clients, worked with Alert Logic to implement a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to filter out suspicious web traffic.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

Build a more-secure web infrastructure with DataPower
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of building a highly secure web application infrastructure, due to the growing amount of confidential business information accessible through devices.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

IBM

Comparing 6 Web Application Firewall Solutions
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource from NSS Labs provides detailed comparisons and analyses of web application firewalls from Barracuda, Citrix, F5, Fortinet, Imperva, and Sangfor.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Getting to grips with BYOD
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: BYOD is proliferating, but the smart move is to recognise that the device is ultimately far less important than the applications it runs and the data it has access to, write analysts Rob Bamford and Clive Longbottom.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Secure Identity and Smart Employee ID Solutions
sponsored by HID
VIDEO: This short video introduces HID Global's innovative approach to access management, in which one single ID credential provides fast, convenient access to doors, data, and cloud applications.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 17 Oct 2014

HID

How to Deliver Attribute-Driven Authorization with Your Current Identity Infrastructure
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a federated identity service that delivers smarter, finer-grained authorization without uprooting your current identity infrastructure, enabling you to reap the benefits of attribute-driven access control by federating identities and creating dynamic groups.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Putting Security on Auto-Pilot: What Works, What Doesn't
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: As with many human endeavors, the impulse to automate the pen test is seemingly irresistible. But is it a good idea? This technical guide examines the pros, cons and unknowns of automated pen testing.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Shavlik Patch: Simplified Application Patch Management for Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a patch management solution that will reduce your security risks from unpatched, non-Microsoft third-party applications.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Simplified Third-Party Patching for Microsoft System Center with Shavlik
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast explores a solution that expands Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager's patching capabilities to cover third-party applications.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2014

Shavlik Technologies

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

API Security and Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the key security and management considerations that need to be taken when looking for an API management solution, such as data security capabilities, POC evaluation and feature breadth.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

CA Technologies.

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Security Intelligence Is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how an integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide organizations with visibility and control, to help better secure cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Living with open source software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEOCAST: This expert webcast highlights the risks of open source code in software projects, and explains why applications are vulnerable to attack from the moment they go live on the internet.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 29, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Security Considerations in the Mobile Age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper enumerates five security considerations for enterprises in the mobile age and provides a thorough introduction to enterprise mobile applications.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Combining the Flexibility of Public-Cloud Apps with the Security of Private-Cloud Data
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores technologies that combine the flexibility of public cloud apps like Salesforce and Box with the security and compliance of a private cloud.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

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APPLICATION SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  increasingly important concern during development as applications become more frequently accessible over networks and are, as a result, vulnerable to a wide variety of threats. Actions taken to ensure application security are sometimes called countermeasures. The most basic software countermeasure is an application firewall that limits the execution of files or the handling of data by specific installed programs. The most common hardware countermeasure is a router that can prevent the IP address of an individual computer from being directly visible on the Internet. Other countermeasures include … 
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