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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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SANS - Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
ANALYST REPORT: This SANS report features an automated application security testing solution that identifies known vulnerabilities across multiple sources to keep your networks fully protected.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

SANS - Survey on Application Security Programs and Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SANS report pinpoints where the vulnerability gaps lie in today's application security programs. Click through for key recommendations on how to address these issues.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Security Study: The Biggest Risks to Mobile Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, unveil the major vulnerabilities created when mobile application developers speed through to meet deadlines instead of integrating top security measures.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

How Desktop Virtualization Simplifies Critical Security Tasks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop dramatically reduce the effort required to protect mission-critical information, while giving users fast, simple remote access that enhances business productivity.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Citrix

How to Extend your Identity Management Systems to use OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn how to extend your authentication and authorization model to outsourced services. Click through for details on the deployment process, including the benefits of using an API gateway to help with integration.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Topic 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 10 considerations to weigh when evaluating next-generation firewall tools to ensure that the solution you select best protects your networks from today's broad range of risk.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco

Cloud-based Enterprise Identity Management Using OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights an authentication and authorization solution that offers protection beyond the username and password-only level.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Information Security Magazine – April 2014
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue, we help you assess your mobile security strategy in the face of emerging threats and attackers' use of mobile devices to carry out attacks.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Avoid Audits and Improve Security with Effective Software Asset Management
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explains how effective management of software assets can not only prevent problems during an audit but also improve security posture. It also gives tips on ways to make sure a SAM solution doesn't become too complex.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Technical Guide on Application Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This expert Tech Guide from SearchSecurity.com offers insight on today's application security threat environment, as well as key recommendations and challenges with implementing the latest defense tools.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Manage data security and application threats with a muli-tiered approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a portfolio of security tools that work together to provide the layered, multi-tier data and application protection that you're looking for.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

What can you do differently to guard against threats from rapidly evolving mobile malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This must-see white paper discusses the emerging and evolving risks associated with mobile computing and applications. Also inside, find insight to help you effectively address mobile vulnerabilities.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Breaking down silos of protection: An integrated approach to managing application security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the critical risks created by application growth, why point products are unable to offer adequate protection, and the value of taking an integrated approach to managing application security.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Protect people, processes and technology from web application threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the security challenges created by web applications and offers insight and advice to help you address these issues.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of the application threats that your organization faces and describes which risks you need to prioritize. Also inside, find five practical steps you can take to build security into your development processes.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

What Next Gen Firewalls Miss: 6 Requirements to Protect Web Applications
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to unveil the top 6 recommended features for Web application security that next-generation firewalls and an intrusion prevention system (IPS) often miss.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

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

Using Free Web Application Security Scanning Tools to Secure Web Apps
sponsored by Imperva
EGUIDE: Expert Michael Cobb sheds light on the true benefits of a zero-cost, open source Web application security scanning tool.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Imperva

Software Security for Web Developers: Providing a Helping Hand
sponsored by Imperva
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchSecurity.com sheds light on how fostering harmony between security and software development teams can ensure application protection early on.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Imperva

Design, Deploy, and Manage a DDoS Protection Architecture
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: An increasing number of Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has caused many businesses to redesign their networks and better protect application-layer attacks. In this white paper, learn how a multi-tier DDoS protection architecture can help you protect your network and higher-layer application protocols from the four categories of DDoS.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

F5 Networks

Best practices: Deliver next-gen automotive infotainment systems
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In the realm of next-generation automotive infotainment systems, innovation continues to grow exponentially, with new system features creating both trends and challenges. In this informative webcast, discover a fundamental approach for success in E/E engineering and learn how the ever-increasing complexities can be simplified.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 26, 2014

IBM

Insider Edition: Antimalware Technologies and Techniques to the Rescue
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this special edition of Information Security, our experts examine the recent advances in anti-malware detection and prevention, and which ones can tip the scale in your favor in the fight against malware.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

SearchSecurity.com

5 Easy steps to adopting an enterprise app store
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines five easy steps that your organization can take to adopt a secure and effective enterprise app store that will help you empower your workers and reap the benefits of enterprise mobility.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

Citrix

Why You Need A Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how next-generation firewalls protect security systems from advanced attacks, and how they fit in with your business strategy.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Does Application Security Pay?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses how your organization can dramatically reduce application vulnerabilities, speed recovery time, and minimize delays. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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