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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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85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

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

Security Solutions for Mobile Users in the Workplace
sponsored by HID
EBOOK: This e-book describes the security landscape for mobile devices and how you can improve the user experience on mobile devices while still protecting your assets and managing costs efficiently.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

HID

Six Steps to Controlling the Uncontrollable
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: With a next-generation enterprise mobility strategy, you can empower your people to be productive on the devices of their choosing -- all while staying secure. Explore six ways to protect the relentless data streams of a mobile enterprise.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Get Ahead of Your Next Security Breach
sponsored by One Identity
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five steps you can take to protect your organization from the inherent risks of privileged accounts, preventing their malicious use by hackers and insider threats.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

One Identity

Building, Installing, and Configuring a RADIUS Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: A RADIUS server can provide you with heightened security with user access monitoring, reporting and tracking functions, and personalized restrictions. This white paper walks you through each of the steps, settings, configurations, and the equipment needed to set up a RADIUS server.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Global Knowledge

Managing the Insider Threat: Active Directory Security Best Practices
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the dangers malicious actors pose to Active Directory and find suggestions for AD security best practices. Discover just how much risk your AD practices put you in and learn how you can mitigate that risk.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

Quest

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

IBM

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

Six Steps to Buying Data Loss Prevention Products
sponsored by Intel Security
EGUIDE: Data loss prevention (DLP) products allow organizations to protect sensitive data that could cause grave harm if stolen or exposed. There are six important steps an organization should follow when looking to procure the right DLP products and tools for your enterprise.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Intel Security

DLP Tools Essential to Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Intel Security
EGUIDE: Network-based data loss prevention (DLP) tools are designed to track, log and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. In this e-guide, learn more about DLP concepts, and products designed to support a robust sensitive data protection strategy.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Moving Beyond Ad Hoc Mobile Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Is security the missing piece in your enterprise mobile strategy? In this issue of Information Security, we ask CISOs and other security experts about the uncertain path from basic protections to threat management and mature mobile security.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Moving Past the Password? Not So Fast
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: The password might not be dead, but that doesn't mean it's working. This e-book looks at how other user authentication methods can supplement it, and puts the post-password security landscape in perspective for the future.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Office 365: Upgrading Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You must carefully evaluate the risks associated with adopting any platform that streamlines access to company information. Examine here the security features of Microsoft Office 365, and discover the cloud security gaps that could hinder its adoption.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Symantec Corporation

Controlling Data Center Security
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can strengthen your data center perimeter firewall protection while enabling flexibility to allow for change in the future. Discover how to centrally control your data center security system to prevent it from weakening over time.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

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. Access this resource and learn the latest about MFA technology, how to compare MFA tools and select the right product for your organization.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Secure Architecture for Mobile Device Access to On-Premise Applications
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a technical architecture that enables apps installed on mobile devices to access security-sensitive apps deployed inside a private network perimeter.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 May 2015

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

End-to-End Security for Next-Generation Distributed Healthcare
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover an end-to-end network security solution for next-generation distributed healthcare. Learn how to enable patient interaction through mobile devices and apps while protecting data and delivering high-speed performance and universal access.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Higher Education: How to Comply with Network Security Legislation
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes a way for higher education institutions to comply with IT security regulations and protect students and staff from harmful content by consolidating multiple security services into a single, high performance device that cuts equipment, administration, and management costs.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Higher Education Network Security: Satisfying Today's Bandwidth-Hungry Students
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents a strategy that helped a leading higher education institution protect their network without slowing it down or affecting availability. Learn about benefits like in-depth visibility and reporting of network activities, identity-centric authentication for device security, and much more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

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.

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.

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

Top 8 Identity and Access Management Challenges with Your SaaS Applications
sponsored by Okta
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the eight main IAM challenges associated with cloud and SaaS application deployment and what you can do to address them. Dive in and discover how you can ensure your company is getting the most out of their SaaS investment.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Okta
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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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