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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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INTEGRIS Health Turns to Streamline Linux Server Management and Mitigate System Vulnerabilities
sponsored by FoxT
CASE STUDY: Uncover how INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma's largest health system of 9,000 employees, accelerated deployment of users and user groups onto their Linux servers and reduces time to give users privileged access.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

FoxT

Configuration Management: Puppet or Chef?
sponsored by FoxT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper pits Puppet against Chef and brings the shortcomings of each to light to help your organization decide which strategy is right for your IAM needs.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

FoxT

The Complete Guide to Office 365 Security
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document gives an in-depth look at the security features that Microsoft has built into Office 365. Discover how stringent Office 365's security practices are and learn exactly what's being done to protect your valuable data.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 22 Dec 2015

Datto, Inc.

Global Food and Beverage Provider Centralizes Privileged Access Management
sponsored by FoxT
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, you'll review how one global food and beverage provider automated identity and access management (IAM) processes to rectify a failed SOX audit. Read on to learn if their modified strategy is right for your organization.
Posted: 21 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

FoxT

Financial Institution Uses BoKs to Centralize Access Controls Across 50,000 Servers
sponsored by FoxT
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will learn how to centralize and automate the user account administration across your servers, enabling you to allocate fewer resources to security administration and control access. Access this study to address key regulatory compliance mandates.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

FoxT

Deliver Secure, New Business Services and Improve the Customer Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses ways organizations can deliver secure, new business services with identity management in mind. By accessing, you'll find a checklist designed to help you simultaneously grow and protect your business.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

Specification IAM Server Control
sponsored by FoxT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to enable holistic identity management, strong authentication, granular control, and SSO for users while mitigating unwanted access.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

FoxT

Keep Your Patient Records Privacy
sponsored by OptioLabs
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the unique challenges of real-life data security and privacy in the healthcare industry. Read on to learn how you can keep all of your sensitive patient data private, even when it's displayed on a screen.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

OptioLabs

The Curious Case of API Security: Solving the Top 11 API Threats
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: This resource delves into the top threats facing APIs, exploring how these attacks are carried out and how you can thwart them. Read on to learn how to keep your APIs secure.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

Axway

A Guide to Selecting the Best Authentication and Access Control for Your Enterprise
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: Discover the 4 critical categories to consider when choosing an advanced authentication and access control strategy.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2015

SecureAuth

Putting the UX Into VPN
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges associated with current VPN technology and the need for a better solution. Read on to discover a VPN authentication platform designed to give customers a simplified, more secure VPN.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

BlackBerry

Six Golden Rules for Selecting an SSL or TLS Certificate
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the SSL certificate market, the 6 golden rules of purchasing SSL certificates, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Symantec Website Security

10 Things Security Experts Wish End Users Knew
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn the 10 concerns that security experts want end users to know about security at work and at home.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

Defending Against Advanced Threats at the Identity Perimeter
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how identity has become the new perimeter and the challenges that lie ahead.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

SecureAuth

Utilizing Customer IAM to Better Enable and Protect Your Organization
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores customer identity and access management (CIAM) and how to enable and secure multiple channels of customer interaction.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

CA Technologies.

Outsmarting Hackers: Why You Need Both Strong and Risk-Based Authentication
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a layered IAM security approach incorporating both strong authentication and risk-based authentication.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Authentication Strategy: Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores advanced authentication methods to mitigate new and emerging threats.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

IAM: Delivering Secure, New Business Services in a Multi-Channel Customer Environment
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 13 requirements to leverage multi-channel IAM to convert customers and protect their sensitive data.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Single-Sign-On: Streamlining Remote Access
sponsored by SecureAuth
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how to use multi-factor authentication and single-sign-on (SSO) to remove the reliance on tokens and secure access to the enterprise network and data. Access now to examine how one organization was able to overcome authentication and access challenges using this strategy.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

SecureAuth

Case Study: Secure File Sharing with Investors
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how an identity and access management program can protect data shared with collaborators and investors. View now to learn how to mitigate data leaks and theft.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

5 Insider Tips for VPN Attack Protection
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper examines the five tips to mitigating VPN breaches and protecting your data.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

SecureAuth

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

Information Security Magazine: August Issue
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Identity and access management is so complex that many companies have faltered when it comes to securing third-party vendors. With breaches on the rise, vulnerabilities can be costly.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015

SearchSecurity.com

Case Study: Secure Employee Remote Access through Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how a London-based mobile communications retailer secure employee remote access.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2013

HID

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM
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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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