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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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Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

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Managing BYOD Endpoint Security Classroom
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Security School from breaks down the challenges of enterprise mobility and provides guidance for developing an over-arching security strategy that mitigates the issues inherent to BYOD.
Posted: 22 May 2013 | Premiered: 22 May 2013

CW Special report on Symantec
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WHITE PAPER: This in-depth profile from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the key facts on Symantec's products, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

Mobile: The Technology Game-Changer in 2013
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EGUIDE: TechTarget's recent IT Security Trends 2013 revealed mobility took the cake for biggest fear. In this E-Guide, uncover the results and analysis of the survey to better understand what's in store for your organization.
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Consumerization 101: Defining & Enforcing a Successful BYOD Policy
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from explores the top concerns of consumerization and BYOD in and discusses how to create a successful BYOD policy that will help mitigate the risks. In addition, get the answers to today's top consumerization questions and learn how cloud storage can be a life-saver in the event of device loss/theft.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 | Published: 21 Jan 2013

BYOPC Strategy: Policies and Problem Solving
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EGUIDE: Creating a bring your own PC (BYOPC) policy before implementation is crucial to the success of the initiative. In this E-Guide from, get help creating a policy that fulfills your employees' and your organizations' needs alike.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

Desktop Administrator's Guide to BYOD - Pros and Cons of BYOD
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EBOOK: BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, increase flexibility, and help keep your users happy. But to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk, it is essential to put the right policies in place. Read this E-Book to uncover the promises and pitfalls of these trends and how you can embrace them in your enterprise.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IT Security Purchasing Intentions 2013
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This in-depth research from Computer Weekly and TechTarget reveals the IT security spending priorities of businesses in the UK and Europe.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

BYOD Security Policy Considerations and Best Practices
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from unveils best practices for creating your enterprise's bring your own device (BYOD) policy and steps you should take to ensure access and freedom for your employees without sacrificing corporate security and control.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

A Guide to MAM and Planning for BYOD Security in the Enterprise
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EGUIDE: In this expert E-Guide from, discover the strategies and tools available that will help you manage and secure bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile apps in your enterprise.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

Expanding Web Single Sign-On to Cloud and Mobile
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explores security solutions that were built to strike the right balance between data security and user access convenience.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Server-Gated Cryptography: Providing Better Security for More Users
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how Server-Gated Cryptography (SGC)-enabled SSL certificates are crucial to protecting your organization and your end-users in the threat-filled vastness of cyberspace.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 10 May 2013

Thawte Inc.

Hot Tips for Securing Your Wireless Network
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WHITE PAPER: Everyone from the home user to the corporate enterprise needs to secure their Wi-Fi network. This white paper offers 11 tips for securing your Wi-Fi network, including encryption, password management, and more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Sophos, Inc.

Threat Prevention Techniques: Best Practices for Threat Management
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EGUIDE: put together this E-Guide to provide you with expert advice on creating an effective threat management program. View now for best practices that will help you build a strategy for your business.
Posted: 02 May 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

PowerBroker Password Safe: Security, Compliance, Productivity
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Uncover how PowerBroker Password Safe can help you secure access to privileged accounts, effectively preventing intentional or accidental harm and malicious activity that can be devastating to your business.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Apr 2013

BeyondTrust Corporation

Build Your Identity And Access Management Strategy
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WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research, Inc., paper explores the current and future states of identity and access management and describes steps your organization should take to create an IAM strategy and successfully put it into use.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 14 Mar 2012


Complete and Scalable Access Management
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WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper takes a look at the current state of identity and access management highlighting the way mobile and social computing are impacting these technologies. Learn why a platform approach to access management is the best way to meet your organization's needs.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Apr 2013

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Achieve secure mobile access to enterprise applications
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WHITE PAPER: This brief resource highlights a mobile and social access management platform that offers secure mobile access to enterprise applications by leveraging your existing back-end identity management infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Oracle Mobile and Social Service: The Next Step in IAM
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WHITE PAPER: As cloud computing, mobile computing and social computing infiltrate the enterprise, an "identity explosion" is occurring – one which requires a new IAM strategy. This whitepaper explores the next steps in IAM and how to keep your enterprise safe.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

PhoneFactor Case Study: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
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CASE STUDY: Discover how phone-based authentication helped a global law firm ensure that their on-the-go attorneys received secure access to client data and communications without compromising the safety of the confidential information.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 11 Apr 2013


Considerations for enterprise mobile access and SSO technology
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide offers access management tips and best practices in the age of the cloud and mobility. Learn how you can deliver single sign-on (SSO) to enable safe access, and uncover considerations for two-factor mobile authentication by reading on.
Posted: 22 Feb 2013 | Published: 22 Feb 2013

Centrify Corporation

Intel Core vPro Processor Family Animations: More Secure, Manageable, and Responsive
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this animation, discover how a hardware-assisted approach to enterprise management can help you remotely secure your PC fleet. Learn how you can reduce deskside visits, boost energy efficiency, remotely protect corporate data from theft and loss, and more – click through now to get started.
Posted: 28 Dec 2012 | Premiered: 28 Dec 2012


How SSL and TLS Secure Network Transactions
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from aims to provide introductory knowledge of the ins and outs of SSL VPN and TLS and how they protect network transactions. View now to learn more!
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

GeoTrust, Inc.

ISM December 2012
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JOURNAL ARTICLE: In this month's issue, Information Security magazine contributor and award-winning technology journalist, Robert Lemos, explores this rapidly expanding market and shows you exactly how to profit from Zero-day exploits.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 07 Dec 2012

The Benefits of Next-Generation Virtual ADCs
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EGUIDE: Discover why next-generation and virtual application delivery controllers (ADCs) can help you conquer many of the networking and security challenges of enterprise mobility and cloud computing.
Posted: 27 Nov 2012 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.
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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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