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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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October Essentials Guide on Mobile Device Security
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The October issue of Information Security offers advice on controlling the onslaught of employee-owned devices in your workplace, mitigating the risks of mobile applications, and changing your thought process when it comes to securing the consumerization of IT.
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

Guide to Mobile Device Management Software
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EGUIDE: This expert E-guide is set to be your guide to mobile device management (MDM) software, explaining what it is, why you need it, and what it should include. Read now to uncover how you can avoid potential pitfalls and ensure MDM success.
Posted: 19 Sep 2012 | Published: 19 Sep 2012

The Desktop Admin's Guide to BYOD: Pros and Cons of BYOD
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EBOOK: Despite the fact that BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, add IT flexibility, and keep employees happy, they are not without issues. Check out this E-Book from to learn the promises and pitfalls of BYOD and BYOPC and discover how to successfully embrace them in your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

Intelligent Authentication and User Access: Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines today's rapidly changing security landscape,  and offers an overview of the latest identity and access security strategies so that your organization can stay safe - click through to learn more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

CA Technologies.

Using Microsoft Active Directory to Address Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Requirements in Heterogeneous Environments
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the business and technical case for centralizing administration. Learn more about the steps to take with user authentication and access controls as well as how to provide accountability through direct auditing of user activities.
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 | Published: 20 Sep 2012

Centrify Corporation

Securely Enable Online Business
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WHITE PAPER: Historically, security practices meant less productivity and growth for businesses, but it no longer has to be a trade-off. In order for organizations to effectively grow their business, protection and efficiency need to go hand in hand. Read this white paper to find out more about improving security without sacrificing productivity.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

CA Technologies.

SharePoint Security in Action: Best Practices Drive Secure Collaboration
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WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint is a widely deployed enterprise content management (ECM) and collaboration system because it delivers a functional user experience. However, it also presents some security concerns. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about some of the challenges and how to remedy these obstacles.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

CA Technologies.

Recommended Best Security Practices for Unified Communications
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unified Communications (UC) can be viewed as another set of data and protocols utilizing IP networks. From a security perspective, it is very similar to other IP data services. This document describes the security issues that organizations should consider as they deploy UC, and offers Polycom's recommendations for implementing secured UC.
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

Polycom, Inc.

Beyond Passwords & Outdated Physical Access Systems
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn why passwords and traditional physical access systems are simply inefficient in this day and age and discover how smart credentials are a vital component of your physical and logical access security strategy.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Entrust, Inc.

The Consumerization of IT: Security Challenges of the New World Order
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ins and outs of consumerization: Why it is occurring and the major impact it will have on your business. Uncover the trend's inherent security implications and the methods you can use to keep your critical systems, applications, and information safe, regardless of what device is being used to access them.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Contextual Authentication: A Multi-factor Approach
sponsored by PortalGuard
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper offers a few solutions for remaining efficient without sacrificing security. It provides an explanation on the midpoint between better password policies and two-factor authentication processes. Your data deserves the utmost protection, access this white paper now so you can ensure security.
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 | Published: 17 Aug 2012


Two-factor Authentication: A Tokenless Approach
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WHITE PAPER: Learn about a flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-use two-factor authentication solution that offers greater security for your organization than leveraging password authentication alone.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012


The Expanding Network Perimeter: How to Protect it With Unified Threat Management
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Protecting a network becomes increasingly more complex as the perimeters continue to expand. With the growing adoption of cloud and mobile devices, IT pros have a number of different endpoints to manage. Consult this informative white paper to learn how unified threat management can help resolve network management.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

Sophos, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Automating Access Certification in Just 17 Days
sponsored by Aveksa
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript describes the benefits one of your peers enjoyed after implementing a particular IAM solution which helped them automate their certification process.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012


Podcast: Automating Access Certification in Just 17 Days
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PODCAST: This podcast describes why one of your peers implemented a particular IAM solution to automate their certification process and also offers best practices that will help you as you start your own IAM program.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 10, 2012


Cloud Encryption Gateway: Overcoming Cloud Security and Compliance Concerns
sponsored by CipherCloud
WHITE PAPER: Learn how CipherCloud protects data in Salesforce, Gmail, and Office 365. Find out how the solution sits between your users and your cloud applications and applies AES-256 encryption on the fly before sensitive data leaves the enterprise to provide protection without requiring changes to the cloud application or impacting application functionality.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Published: 09 Aug 2012


Modernize Your Approach to Authentication
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EBOOK: This white paper can help you discover why attackers can target the token vendor to take advantage of the security of the authentication system as a whole and how you can replace the ubiquitous authenticator in your business.
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 | Published: 06 Aug 2012

Web Application Security: How to Minimize the Risk of Attacks
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines the importance of Web application security. With over 55 percent of vulnerabilities in 2010 resulting in attacks, a solution is necessary. Learn more about the different types of Web application vulnerabilities as well as how to detect vulnerabilities more efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012


Presentation Transcript: Authentication: Addressing the new Cloud, Mobile and Advanced Threats Environment
sponsored by RSA
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Today's evolving IT environment and trends are providing vast opportunities for organizations – and a new array of security challenges. This webcast examines the emerging technologies and trends and explores 4 distinctive strong authentication technologies to help protect against the changing threat landscape.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jul 2012


Tablets Welcomed. How to Get Any Device, on Any Network Reliably and Securely
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can embrace the tablet invasion into your workplace with an architectural network approach that will enhance user experience, mitigate security issues, and enforce effective management.
Posted: 24 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2011


Mobile Security Solutions: Securing & Leveraging Mobile Devices
sponsored by Entrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Entrust's software tool-kit can strengthen the security of mobile banking or transaction-based applications. Protect consumers with a multi-layered approach that secures all valuable information.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 23 Jul 2012

Entrust, Inc.

Securing your Online Data Transfer with SSL
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to SSL security highlighting how it operates. Also included, is a discussion of the various applications of SSL certificates as well as their appropriate deployment. Additionally, uncover details regarding how to test SSL certificates on your web server.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Securing your Microsoft Internet InformationServices (MS IIS) Web Server with a Thawte Digital Certificate
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource is designed to take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

IT Security: Built-In Protection with Intel vPro Technology
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: New security threats are constantly emerging, and it is your responsibility to properly protect your business. This white paper discusses four key aspects of IT security and explains how you can effectively address them by implementing processors with built-in security features.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012


Enabling High Performance for Apple iPads in the Enterprise
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can integrate iPads into your wireless LAN, facilitating the adoption of tablets into your workplace. Start delivering scalable performance for all mobile devices, helping you create an on-demand, always available enterprise.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

Aruba Networks
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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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