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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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How Can I Defend my Hybrid Enterprise From Data Breaches and Insider Threats?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to effectively manage privileged access across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Read on to find out why perimeter defenses are failing and why IAM needs to be at the forefront of your security strategy.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Best Practices for Securing Privileged Identities
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Baseline OS protection is not enough to protect from today's sophisticated attacks. Download now to examine how you can supplement your security system and reduce your risk with four key steps to effective security of privileged accounts.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

CA Technologies

Break the Kill Chain: Stop Data Breaches
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Data breaches are a fact of life. Learn the benefits of implementing a comprehensive privileged access management strategy to mitigate these attacks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CA Technologies.

Research Report: Enabling the Full Potential of New Operating Systems
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief uses recent research to outline some of the challenges facing client computing, security, and compliance teams. Discover ways new capabilities - such as biometric authentications, universal application deployment, and a seamless app experience - demand a new generation of hardware to properly enable and support them.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Microsoft

Context-Aware, Dynamic Access Control
sponsored by Cryptzone
RESOURCE: This brief resource outlines how security pros need to take a dynamic approach to secure network access. Read on to learn about a new platform that considers both context and identity to grant access to your network, and see if it's right for your business.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

Cryptzone

A Guide to Protecting your Critical Assets with Identity Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to secure the gateway to your organization with robust identity governance policies. Read on now to protect assets, and control access risks and separation-of-duties (SoD) violations, by enforcing business-driven identity governance for managing user roles.
Posted: 26 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

How Identity Governance Became a Key Compliance and Risk Control
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover the challenges associated with managing identity governance, including the risks cloud, BYOD, remote access, and your apps and data pose to regulatory compliance. Read on to improve your security intelligence and risk management.
Posted: 26 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Infographic: Safely Adopt Cloud Services Without Sacrificing Security
sponsored by F5 Networks
RESOURCE: In this infographic, learn some common by often overlooked risks that come with cloud application adoption. Additionally, explore the benefits of one security option that can mitigate these risks, including: ease users' password management, multi-factor authentication, and more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2016 | Published: 26 Jan 2016

F5 Networks

Customer Success Story: Unisys Video Case Study
sponsored by SecureAuth
VIDEO: This case study details how one company was able to make their ID and access management simpler for on-premise as well as remote users. Tune in to learn how you can make password changes easier for your users, and protect sensitive data from an easy to use, mobile friendly program.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 25 Jan 2016

SecureAuth

Eliminating the Drawbacks of Distributed SaaS Provider Identity
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to adopt a safe and secure SaaS model by eliminating the drawbacks of distributed SaaS provider identity and access management systems, in addition to enhancing your security profile. Access this paper to eliminate SaaS access management silos.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

F5 Networks

Deploy an Enterprise Mobility Gateway to Optimize Access Control
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to scale, secure, and optimize control of your anytime, anywhere network, cloud, and application access. Read this paper to securely manage your workforce mobility and unburden your IT department and learn how to deliver seamless user access to all web-based resources.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

F5 Networks

How to Stop Cyber Attacks Using Adaptive Authentication
sponsored by SecureAuth
WEBCAST: This informative webinar takes a look at how next generation adaptive authentication so that you can stay a step ahead of criminals. Tune in to learn how you can easily identify suspicious actors before they enter your network, not after they violate a policy.
Posted: 24 Jan 2016 | Premiered: Dec 2, 2015

SecureAuth

SecureAuth - Houston Methodist
sponsored by SecureAuth
VIDEO: In this video, you will learn how to quickly and easily secure your authentication process for your employees to access both existing and new technologies. Move your business into the cloud with confidently and securely.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2015

SecureAuth

Revolutionizing Remote Secure Access: Adaptive Authentication for Healthcare
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to use adaptive authentication in your organization to solve the access control challenges that will lead to stronger ePHI protection and safer patient care. Read on to access a security service with stronger data protection, rapid deployment, and friendly integration.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

SecureAuth

Using Identity to Create Next Generation, Risk-based Access Management
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn why becoming an identity provider is an important and growing need in today's connected world, and identify adaptive authentication's integral role in the identify provider market. Access this paper to learn how to formulate a risk-based access management strategy.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

SecureAuth

Evaluating Standout Services in the Cloud Identity and Access Management Sector
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: If you're to enforce strict identity management, you must shift your gaze to focus on both internal and external users that want to access apps running on-premise or in the cloud. In this report, you will focus your efforts on how to create strong authentication and risk-based access control empowered by cloud single sign-on.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

SecureAuth

The Crucial Security Role of a Cloud Directory
sponsored by Microsoft
WEBCAST: In this webcast, independent analyst and blogger Jack Madden takes a closer look at how a cloud directory can play a crucial security role in user and identity management for mobile and beyond.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Premiered: Jan 18, 2016

Microsoft

Enhacing IAM and Authentication with Threat Intelligence
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: What happens when two authentication leaders unite to create a new platform to advance threat detection? You'll have to read this white paper to find out. Read on now to learn how to use keystroke analysis to detect signs of compromised credentials earlier.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2015

SecureAuth

The Challenge of Keeping IAM Simple
sponsored by Thycotic
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide presents the individual challenges the 4 key IAM roles face as they work to mitigate identity fraud/theft. Continue reading to learn why previous IAM projects have failed and how you can overcome the many challenges your organization faces to simplify your IAM approach.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Thycotic

Flipping the Script: Law Firms Hunted by Cybercriminals
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the cyber-threats facing law firms, explaining why they are attractive and easy targets for cybercriminals. Access it to discover just how much danger your firm is in and how you can stay safe.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 07 Jan 2016

SurfWatch Labs

Privileged Password Security Policy Template
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a security policy template to enable your organization to secure user access accounts from basic profiles to advanced privileges. View now to learn how to comply with governance requirements and enhance IAM security.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Thycotic

Privileged Access Management: Why Sudo in Longer Enough
sponsored by FoxT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents Sudo's shortcomings for identity and access management of privileged accounts and what you can do to guarantee secure authentication for users. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2015

FoxT

Utility Protects Servers and Simplifies Compliance with Access Management
sponsored by FoxT
CASE STUDY: Defining, managing, and enforcing authentication automatically across diverse IT platforms and locations is no easy feat. This case study explores how South Western Electric & Power Company enabled effective access control and centralized administration, authentication, authorization, and auditing.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

FoxT

What to Look for in Multifactor Authentication Tools
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: In our threat-laden environment, multifactor authentication tools are a critical defense. Learn the latest about MFA technology, how to compare MFA tools and select the right product for your organization.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016

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SearchSecurity.com

Hacker Survey Report: The Flaws in IAM
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, examine the shocking truths about identity and access management (IAM) flaws and the war against hackers. Learn 4 steps to stronger privileged account management.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Thycotic
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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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