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DEFINITION: Mutual authentication, also called two-way authentication, is a process or technology in which both entities in a communications link authenticate each other. In a network environment, the client authenticates the server and vice-versa. In this way, network users can be assured that they are doing business exclusively with legitimate entities and servers can be certain that all would-be users are attempting  … 
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IAM on the Cloud: Avoiding Silos and Vulnerability
sponsored by Centrify in partnership with Microsoft
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide now to discover how to use Identity as a Service (IDaaS) to meet both operational and security objectives.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Jan 2017

Centrify in partnership with Microsoft

How to Strengthen Your Identity Infrastructure
sponsored by ExtraHop
WHITE PAPER: Few things are as essential to organizational health as identity infrastructure, which has greatly increased in importance because of new service models. Learn how to cut complexity and regain control of IT services, including identity systems, by unlocking the hidden value in data flowing through your network.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

ExtraHop

A New Paradigm for Identity Assurance
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to take authentication to the next level. Discover how to determine the risk associated with the action a user is about to take, based on context gathered over time, continuously.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

RSA

The Digital Certificate: How It Works, Which to Buy
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: If you're in the market to buy digital certificates, read this guide to learn what features are essential and how to evaluate the available options.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

SearchSecurity.com

Buyer's Guide to Identity and Access Management Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations now need "threat-aware" identity and access management (IAM) tools, and this buyer's guide can help you find the IAM solution that's right for your organization. Download now for checklists of key features in 5 main areas, and tips for selecting the solution that addresses all of your IAM needs.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

IBM

Two-Factor Authentication Helps Officers Protect and Serve New York
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the field officers of the Suffolk County Police Department of Long Island, NY utilize two-factor authentication to protect and serve their constituents, keep their database safe, and enable secure mobility.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

BlackBerry

Designing an IAM Program Optimized for Your Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A recent IBM report found that insiders were responsible for 60% of attacks. With evidence like that, it's time to revamp your IAM strategy. In this white paper, discover a 4-step process to maturing your IAM policies to ensure that business objectives related to security, productivity and compliance can be met.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

IBM

Top 5 Applications You Should Blacklist Now
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: Mitigate the threat presented by the 30 most targeted high-risk vulnerabilities by learning why you should blacklist the following applications: Apple QuickTime for Windows, Adobe Flash Player, iTunes for Windows, and MS Office 2007. Gain the best practices for restricting malicious software.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Thycotic

Best Practices for Secure and Efficient Onboarding and Off-boarding
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: Onboarding and off-boarding can be a nightmare when it comes to account and network permissions. Learn why provisioning identities and access in today's enterprise environment is inefficient and how to leverage the benefits of a workforce that consistently has the digital resources it needs.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

RES Software

Next-Gen Autentication
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Security classroom explores the latest in authentication methods and technologies.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 15 Sep 2016

SearchSecurity.com

85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Secure Identity Management
sponsored by Red Hat
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Address the challenges of managing identities in Linux or a mixed Linux/Windows environment by centralizing management in one interface. Download this paper to take advantage of Linux's direct integration into your environment to provide host-based access control, and more.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Take Control of Virtual Desktop Access with Two-Factor Authentication
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore the concept of two-factor authentication (2FA) and how it applies to virtual desktop access. Find out how this approach improves password management without adding complexity to the user experience.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 12 Dec 2016

Citrix

Insider Security Threats: What CISOs Can Do to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Preempt Security
EGUIDE: Insider security threats will always exist, but there are steps you can take to limit their impact. Discover how to implement technical access control and authentication to ensure only the right eyes are consuming sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Preempt Security

How IAM Addresses Unstructured Content Security Risks
sponsored by STEALTHbits
EGUIDE: Identity and access management (IAM) can be a complex and necessary obstacle for enterprises to conquer in order to better secure critical data. Learn how to tackle the biggest challenge in IAM: figuring out how to handle unstructured content in the enterprise within an IAM strategy.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

STEALTHbits

Top Priority IT Tasks: Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore the issues of IT risk management and compliance. You'll learn about best practices for audits, the role log reviews play in monitoring IT security, how to build authentication into access management systems, and more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 05 Oct 2016

Dell Software

Building an Unstructured Data Protection Program
sponsored by STEALTHbits
EGUIDE: In this e-guide learn the 3 dimensions of unstructured data risk, and how to develop a holistic approach to managing these risks in order to execute a successful unstructured data protection program in your company.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

STEALTHbits

Why So Many Enterprises Lack Proper Authentication Methods
sponsored by RSA Softcat
EGUIDE: Single-factor authentication, while allowing for simplicity and ease, leaves companies unnecessarily vulnerable to intrusion. Learn the benefits of multi-factor authentication and what you can do today to improve your organization's authentication and authorization polices.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

RSA Softcat

Do You Have the Right Authentication Tools to Keep the Bad Guys Out?
sponsored by RSA Softcat
EGUIDE: Multifactor authentication (MFA) can be a critical component of an enterprise security strategy, but choosing the right product or service is a challenge. Access this e-guide to learn about 8 of the top MFA products in the market, and determine which is best for your enterprise.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

RSA Softcat

Four Key Steps That Can Move You Toward More Mature Identity And Access Management Program Now
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn the benefits of taking a deliberate approach to maturing an existing IAM program that directly improves business performance and security posture in this white paper. Uncover how to reduce costs through automation, improve operational efficiency through an integrated technology framework, and more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

IBM

Adopt a Bimodal Approach to Manage PCs and Broaden Support for New Devices
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Report teaches you new approaches to endpoint management and security as updates to PC software increase in volume and frequency.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Lenovo Software

Six Steps to Buying Data Loss Prevention Products
sponsored by Intel Security
EGUIDE: Data loss prevention (DLP) products allow organizations to protect sensitive data that could cause grave harm if stolen or exposed. There are six important steps an organization should follow when looking to procure the right DLP products and tools for your enterprise.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Intel Security

DLP Tools Essential to Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Intel Security
EGUIDE: Network-based data loss prevention (DLP) tools are designed to track, log and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. In this e-guide, learn more about DLP concepts, and products designed to support a robust sensitive data protection strategy.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Moving Beyond Ad Hoc Mobile Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Is security the missing piece in your enterprise mobile strategy? In this issue of Information Security, we ask CISOs and other security experts about the uncertain path from basic protections to threat management and mature mobile security.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Moving Past the Password? Not So Fast
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: The password might not be dead, but that doesn't mean it's working. This e-book looks at how other user authentication methods can supplement it, and puts the post-password security landscape in perspective for the future.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

SearchSecurity.com
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AUTHENTICATION DEFINITION (continued): …  to gain access for legitimate purposes. Mutual authentication is gaining acceptance as a tool that can minimize the risk of online fraud in e-commerce.With mutual authentication, a connection can occur only when the client trusts the server's digital certificate and the server trusts the client's certificate. The exchange of certificates is carried out by means of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. If the client's keystore contains more than one certificate, the certificate with the latest timestamp is used to authenticate the client to the server. This process reduces the risk that … 
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