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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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Identity and Access Management: You Have to Be Compliant, You Want Security and Efficiency. Why Not Get it All?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to not only meet your compliance challenges, but improve security and operational efficiency. In this business brief by Quest Software, discover how to extend the power of Active Directory and Windows Group policy, and make it easy to achieve and prove compliance.
Posted: 26 Jul 2010 | Published: 26 Jul 2010

Dell Software

Password Management Best Practices
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes and justifies password management best practices as applied in medium to large organizations. It offers reasoned guidance to IT decision makers when they set security policy and design network infrastructure that includes passwords.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Password Management Project Roadmap
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As today’s organizations deploy an ever-growing number of complex systems, password management problems choke help desk systems, cause expensive delays and lost productivity, and threaten to compromise security. This document will guide you through the entire life of a successful password management project.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Defining Identity Management
sponsored by Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document defines the components of identity management, starting with the underlying business challenges of managing user identities and entitlements across multiple systems and applications. Identity management functions are defined in the context of these challenges.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

How Secure is your sudo? - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will illustrate certain positive situations where open source solutions like sudo often work in smaller scale enterprises. However, this white paper will also spotlight red flags that relate to larger companies or companies experiencing significant IT growth. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 21 May 2010 | Published: 20 May 2010

BeyondTrust Corporation

Control SSL to Prevent Attacks & Information Leaks
sponsored by BlueCoat
DATA SHEET: By providing SSL visibility and control, Blue Coat offers a complete data leakage solution with its ProxySG family of secure proxy appliances. Blue Coat ProxySG solution protects against a wide range of risks, regardless of whether the traffic is encrypted.
Posted: 11 May 2010 | Published: 11 May 2010

BlueCoat

Improving Identity and Access Management in an SAP Environment
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new Quest white paper, see why splitting identity management work is not only frustrating, pointless and inefficient, but it’s also completely unnecessary. Learn how to easily manage your Active Directory and SAP environments, how to eliminate redundant work, and how automation makes security stronger and auditing simple.
Posted: 06 May 2010 | Published: 06 May 2010

Dell Software

The Seven Best Practices of Highly Effective eDiscovery Practitioners: Powerful Lessons in eDiscovery Success
sponsored by Guidance Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Seven Best Practices of Highly Effective eDiscovery Practitioners article provides legal professionals with insight on how they and other members of the eDiscovery team can achieve a repeatable, defensible in-house eDiscovery process. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Guidance Software, Inc.

Privilege Made Simple: Privilege Identity Management (PIM) Demystified
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss how your enterprise can empower IT to eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers using globally proven solutions that increase security and compliance without impacting productivity. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 29 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

BeyondTrust Corporation

Unleash the Power of Active Directory Groups
sponsored by Imanami
WHITE PAPER: This free whitepaper details best practices for managing distribution and security groups in Active Directory. As the importance of AD in any size organization grows, learn to manage AD groups properly and unleash the power of Active Directory.
Posted: 15 Dec 2009 | Published: 15 Dec 2009

Imanami

Securing and Managing Your Enterprise: An Integrated Approach
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your organization has a dizzying number of platforms, directories, systems and applications - all requiring your attention and administration. So how can you integrate and automate fragmented management tasks while addressing a full range of GRC issues? You can choose the security and system management solution from Novell®
Posted: 07 Dec 2009 | Published: 04 Dec 2009

Novell, Inc.

The RSA Authentication Decision Tree: Selecting the Best Authentication Solution for Your Business
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the Authentication Decision Tree; examines the five factors critical to selecting an authentication solution; and offers a clear guide to selecting the right solution that effectively balances risk, cost and end user convenience.
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

RSA

Confidence in Commerce: Enabling e-banking and online services with two-factor authentication
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many financial organizations are looking to implement proactive security measures to combat identity theft. Strong authentication – a security method which employs the use of more than one factor to identify users accessing private networks and applications – is among today’s leading choices.
Posted: 02 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

SafeNet, Inc.

The Future of Authentication for Online Services
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we take a look at how strong authentication can benefit eCommerce and online services. We will evaluate the risks that identity fraud, phishing and cybercrime pose for online service providers and discuss how strong user authentication can alleviate these risks.
Posted: 02 Nov 2009 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

SafeNet, Inc.

A Process-based Approach to Protecting Privileged Accounts & Meeting Regulatory Compliance
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a sound, process-based approach to protecting the critical privileged accounts found in most applications, databases, and infrastructure devices throughout the enterprise. This approach integrates features like automated password resets and management workflows, secure storage of credentials, and a sealed operating system.
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 | Published: 21 Oct 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

Avoiding 7 Common Mistakes of IT Security Compliance
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
EGUIDE: This guide describes seven typical mistakes of IT security compliance and how you can use these lessons to help your organization achieve its compliance goals.
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Qualys, Inc.

SharePoint E-Zine Volume 15: Top Five SharePoint Challenges and Solutions
sponsored by SearchWinIT
EZINE: Having some issues with SharePoint? It happens. This issue describes some of SharePoint's most common problems and provides the fixes to solve them. Also in this issue, get some pointers on how to manage external data access as part of your governance plan, and weigh the pros and cons of SharePoint social computing.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

SearchWinIT

Novell® Sentinel™: Active Event Monitoring for Improved Security and Compliance Management
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Novell Sentinel combines the benefits of identity and systems management with real-time security event management and monitoring. It gives you a comprehensive, real-time dashboard view of user, network and application events, so your IT staff can be much more responsive to potential threats.
Posted: 06 Oct 2009 | Published: 06 Oct 2009

Novell, Inc.

Top Eight Do's and Don'ts of Managing Access Control in the Windows/AD Environment
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This tech brief presents eight recommendations to help you proactively address the difficulties of access control in a Microsoft-centric environment, and avoid the common pitfalls, risks and costs.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Integrating Unix and Linux Systems with Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Microsoft Active Directory has always proven ideal in providing secure access of users to all systems in an enterprise using the Windows platform. Unfortunately, by itself, AD can't provide the same level of security, compliance, and scalability to Unix, Linux, and Java systems. Quest Software can bridge that gap.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Enterprise Single Sign-On The Holy Grail of Computing
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In today's enterprise, IT managers are faced with the growing challenge of keeping track of multiple passwords and system identities. In this document, we'll discuss how Quest approaches enterprise single sign-on and a unique solution that addresses nearly all facets of the challenges.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Role Based Access Control and Entitlement Management
sponsored by FoxT
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The new Role-Based Access Control utilities enforce entitlements down to the data and device level. The ability to effectively provision and audit these fine-grained controls across diverse technology domains is still a challenge. Read this transcript for practical guidance on how to implement a unified policy management infrastructure for RBAC.
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2009

FoxT

Realizing Asset-Centric and User-Centric Approaches to Security
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of both the asset-centric and the user-centric approaches to security. These approaches will be mapped towards the standard for Information Security: ISO 17799.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 18 Sep 2009

RES Software

Information Security Magazine - September 2009: Readers’ Choice Awards
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This issue of Security Information Magazine features the 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. For the fourth consecutive year, our readers voted to determine the best security products. A record 1,721 voters participated this year, rating products in 17 different categories. There’s also a great article on the facts and myths about encryption and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2009 | Published: 15 Sep 2009

Information Security Magazine

Threat Control and Containment: A Proactive Approach Can Lead to More Network Security Plus Peace of Mind
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Taking a proactive approach to mobile security can help you stay ahead of the curve and protect the organization. Read this paper to learn best practices for mobile security.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 16 Mar 2009

CDW Corporation
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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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