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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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Information Security: Insider edition
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Keeping your organization's Web presence safe is a difficult task, especially with recent threats against Web applications. Simply take this 2 min survey and learn how you can help application developers acquire the necessary security tools and training to keep your Web presence protected!
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

TechTarget

Gaming Company Uses Cloud Infrastructure for Top Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this brief case study, learn how KUULUU -- an interactive gaming company -- leveraged an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform that could adjust to their dynamic infrastructure needs, so they didn't have to worry about downtime or security, enabling them to focus on their core mission.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

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

Turn Identity into a Business Enabler, Not an IT Bottleneck
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a federated identity service that can help you improve efficiencies, reduce risks, and maximize ROI.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Radiant Logic, Inc.

IaaS Success Story: SlideShare achieves a stable hosted infrastructure, consistent system performance, and reliable support
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, find out how SlideShare turned to a new, cost-effective hosting partner that leveraged automated services and infrastructure to achieve optimal performance and consistent support.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

The Key to Seamless SSO
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a virtualized federated identity service that extends authentication beyond the security layer and reaches external applications, ensuring enterprise-wide protection.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

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

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

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

Prevent Audit Problems 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

Evolving Security Tech Presents New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

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 Multi-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

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

Eagle Bank Keeps Deposits and Customer Data Safe
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights one bank's successful enforcement of a strong password policy by implementing a single sign-on (SSO) solution. Read on to learn how you can maintain GLBA compliance, and reduce IT's access management.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Verity Credit Union Streamlines Application Access, Reduces Helpdesk Costs and Improves Customer Service
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study shares one credit union's experience with an authentication solution that helped it efficiently manage user access across all applications without hindering productivity or adding costs.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Unlock the value of BYOD: Go mobile without sacrificing security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how organizations can derive business value in the BYOD era, while still providing a security-rich IT infrastructure and consistent service levels.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

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

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

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
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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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