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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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Forrester Report on The Total Economic Impact of Agari Customer Protect
sponsored by Agari
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester research content explores how 4 enterprises were able to stop phishing attacks by establishing an authentication loop to ensure only verified emails reached consumers. Learn how they were able to lower the cost of cybersecurity insurance, reduce the need for customer support, and increase customer engagement by 10%.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016


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. Download now to gain the best practices for restricting malicious software.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016


Best Practices for Secure and Efficient Onboarding and Off-boarding
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn why provisioning identities and access in today's enterprise environment is inefficient, how to overcome the ingrained obstacles in its way, 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

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


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


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

Improve Your Security Posture: 10 Reports you Need to Run Today, and Every Day
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 security reports designed provide vigilance for a reduced attack surface and improve authentication and authorization. Learn why it's time to investigate stale user accounts, expired passwords, and more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Dell Software

MYDIGIPASS for Healthcare
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover a unified identity proofing method and authentication tool that can be used throughout all healthcare IT applications and platforms. Access now to learn the five critical elements to support trusted digital identities and secure information exchange within healthcare organizations and HIT providers.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

How to Balance Security and Convenience in Authentication
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover a convenient single-button authentication device that boosts security while providing easy user experience. Learn how you can economically deploy a comprehensive, scalable, high performance two-factor authentication solution for secure network/remote access.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VASCO Data Security International

Designing a Multilayered, In-Depth Defense Approach to Authentication
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the logical and administrative layers of security that you should implement to improve your authentication and authorization security posture. Read on to uncover features you should look for in third-party solutions to supplement native security mechanisms.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Two-Factor Authentication Protects Health Data
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how strong authentication and digital identity management can increase health data security while making it easier for providers to do their work. This paper also explores how patients can use this method to view and download health records from multiple portals while increasing privacy protection.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

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

Get Smarter Control of Your Certificates and User Keys Right Now
sponsored by Certified Security Solutions (CSS)
WEBCAST: In this webinar IT experts Ted Shorter and Matthew McKenna join forces to outline common enterprise challenges, risks, and best practices related to controlling digital certificates and SSH user keys. Learn how to reduce risk, meet and exceed audit requirements, and streamline disparate complex IT and security workflows.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Jun 22, 2016

Certified Security Solutions (CSS)

Public Key Infrastructure: The New Best Practices
sponsored by Certified Security Solutions (CSS)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has evolved and highlights some common PKI weaknesses of today. Access now to uncover best practices on how to identify challenges, address questions, and manage issues to reduce risk and meet audit and compliance requirements for PKI operations.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Certified Security Solutions (CSS)

Public Key Infrastructure: Traditional Deployments vs. IoT PKI
sponsored by Certified Security Solutions (CSS)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the differences between a typical enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and an Internet of Things (IoT) PKI. Gain access to a current assessment of the state of IoT security risks and explore the unique design, deployment, and management considerations of an IoT PKI.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Certified Security Solutions (CSS)

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


Simplify Your Google Apps Collaboration and Management with IDaaS
sponsored by OneLogin
WEBCAST: This informative webinar is designed to get you through the most complex of Google App deployments.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2016


Are You Fully Secure? Or Are You Using Weak Authentication Methods?
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic shows you the top 5 ways organizations are using authentication to improve secure access and protect valuable data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Minimizing the Identity Attack Vector with Continuous Authentication
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Learn how continuous authentication could stop attacks that exploit compromised credentials and create a frictionless user experience to better protect your organization's critical information systems and the data they contain.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

RSA Softcat

Assessing and Sharpening your Security Controls
sponsored by eTECH Channel
WHITE PAPER: Learn what a proper security audit should review, how the report should be structured, and how to reduce risk. Also discover how audits need to be carried out, which controls should be focused upon, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

eTECH Channel

Businesses Should Begin Preparing for the Death of the Password
sponsored by Gigya
ANALYST REPORT: Discover what you need to know about the inevitable death of the password, broken down with solid numbers drawn from over 4,000 adults in the US and UK. Discover why username/password pairs aren't working with younger generations and possible future fundamental changes in authentication and authorization.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016


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

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

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
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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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