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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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5 OAuth Essentials for API Access Control
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to uncover an application programming interface (API) authentication solution fit for the enterprise. Read on for 5 things to consider before deployment.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Key Authentication Considerations for Your Mobile Strategy
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive resource, discover the crucial role that mobile authentication needs to play in order for your mobile security strategy to be successful.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Keeping up to Date with your Organization's Threat and Authentication Techniques
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EGUIDE: Enterprises must have an understanding around two main topics when looking to protect their organizations. This expert e-guide explores the allure of risk-based authentication and how to make access easy for your clients while still make sure their data is secure.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

Pick Your Identity Bridge
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource gives insight into identity bridges and highlights two potential solutions to the challenges that come with connecting users and resources. It also offers and IDaaS solution that delivers SSO to SaaS and on-premises environments via a single turnkey solution.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

Real-world Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Unix systems face special IAM challenges. Discover how to be overcome them with the right practices and tools, enabling you to enhance security, achieve compliance and dramatically improve operational efficiency.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

Dell Software

IAM for the Real World – Privileged Account Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this e-book for essential information on common security issues with privileged account management – and how you can minimize or eliminate them.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell Software

EMC Integration of PKI and Authentication Services for Securing VMWare Vcloud Suite 5.1 Environments
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This Proven Solutions Guide provides procedures for integrating hardened components including VMware vSphere, and unifying the environment's authentication mechanisms with a centralized directory. This guide details a secure multitenant Compute-as-a-Service cloud solution.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

EMC & Arrow

Securing Access to the Office 365 Cloud with HOTPin Two-Factor Authentication
sponsored by Celestix Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some basic planning and deployment steps for Microsoft Office 365 and some key considerations on how to keep the system secure.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Celestix Networks

An Expert Guide to the PCI DSS 3.0
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EBOOK: This expert handbook gives you the information that you require right now to understand the updated requirements for the PCI DSS 3.0, which went into effect in early 2014.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide is a pivotal resource to understand how to best use two-factor authentication security options. Single-factor password-based authentication systems are doomed to fail, so read on with the experts to learn the best practices to protect your business.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

Celestix Networks

Strategies for Enhancing the Clinician’s Workstation Productivity
sponsored by Siemens
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about the top 3 challenges with clinician desktop and workspace productivity, and which key strategies (e.g. desktop virtualization, single sign-on, etc.) will help enhance workflows, therefore improving clinical IT adoption.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014


Join SafeNet Authentication Free Trial
sponsored by SafeNet Asia Ltd
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Experience low-maintenance and low-cost authorization controls by downloading your free 30-day trial of SafeNet Authentication Service, a cloud-based solution featuring token and self-service capabilities.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 10 Jan 2014

SafeNet Asia Ltd

2014 Magic Quadrant for User Authentication
sponsored by SafeNet Asia Ltd
ANALYST REPORT: View this Magic Quadrant by Garner to uncover the leading vendor of authentication services, and what benefits it has to offer that will fit today and tomorrow's business needs.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2014

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Next-Generation Authentication: Keys to Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by SafeNet Asia Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the top characteristics and requirements for next-generation authentication that's built to endure a constantly evolving and risk-filled IT landscape.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Hardware and Software Authentication: Choosing the Right Approach
sponsored by SafeNet Asia Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover the top 5 considerations for choosing between hardware- or software-based authentication tools to ensure that assets remain protected even when remote users access corporate networks.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Embracing Opportunities With Smartphone and Tablets While Eliminating Risks
sponsored by SafeNet Asia Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a unified platform that simplifies authentication controls for the ever-growing amount of endpoints to reduce the fear of unauthorized access to sensitive data.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2011

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Securing and Controlling Sensitive Data in the Cloud
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud security management solution that offers visibility into who is accessing encrypted data in your environments, enabling you to ensure data security and regulatory compliance.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Trend Micro

Cisco Any Device: Planning a Productive, Secure and Competitive Future
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Discover the details of the "Any Device" vision and why providing an optimal, predictable end-user experience on the device of your employees' choice can help you maintain or even enhance your organisation's competitive advantage, productivity, and security.
Posted: 29 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2011


For Secure Access, Passwords Alone Do Not Work
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores an innovative alternative to passwords. Discover how multifactor authentication can provide a higher level of security than a password alone and find out how this solution can comprehensively enhance your data protection strategy. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013


Using a Risk-Based Approach to Address a Changing Threat Landscape
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain exclusive insight on risk-based authentication systems. Learn why these systems will continue to enable convenient user access, boost information security policies to prevent fraudulent access, and ensure user privacy.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


HID Global's ActivID® Authentication: Online Banking
sponsored by HID
WEBCAST: This short webcast highlights an authentication system with SMS ID verification and cloud-based threat detection offerings. Learn how services such as online banking can truly benefit from this system to ensure secure access to user accounts.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 15, 2013


Strong Authentication: Achieve the Level of Identity Assurance You Need
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover the growing need for stronger authentication systems that manage user credentials across various levels of access, ensuring security from any device or location.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013


Bloomberg Personal Vault
sponsored by Bloomberg
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for an e-mail archiving solution that offers powerful search capabilities and improved archiving functions to reduce time spent trying to find specific historical messages.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013


As data grows, so do the risks: How to improve data and app sec
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a cloud solution that uses a combination of hardware, software, and services with advanced technologies to ensure data and application security, while allowing you to focus on business priorities.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012


Securing Access to the Office 365 Cloud with Two Factor Authentication
sponsored by Data#3
WHITE PAPER: Secure access is a major concern when utilizing cloud-based Office 365, especially since today's users will be logging in from on and off-premises locations. This whitepaper details a 2 factor authentication process with convenient single sign on (SSO) for improved user experience and security.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

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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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