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DEFINITION: Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something. In multi-user computer systems, a system administrator defines for the system which users are allowed access to the system and what privileges of use (such as access to which file directories, hours of access, amount of allocated storage space, and so forth). Assuming that someone has logged in to a computer operating  … 
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Restore Balance With Authentication Technologies
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Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the major challenges of providing secure access in mobile environments and explores new security models, policies and controls that can help keep critical apps and data secure.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

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5 Oauth Essentials for API Access Control
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WHITE PAPER: View this resource to uncover an application programming interface (API) authentication solution fit for the enterprise. Read on for 5 things to consider before deployment.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

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Federated Identity & Single Sign‐On Using Layer 7
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how separate identity silos create gaps and complexities in security measures. Read on to reveal a solution that federates identity and provides single sign-on (SSO) services for mobile and virtual applications to reduce these challenges.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Securing Identities and Data Across Mobile Apps
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the 3 major challenges in protecting user identities through mobile applications. Read on to discover a mobile gateway solution that offers secure access and user protection.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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SOA Appliances: A Simple & Secure Approach to Integration across SOA, API & Cloud
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Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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The next generation of firewalls for the mobile age
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a next-generation firewall that integrates with mobile device management solutions to ensure secure mobile network access from any device that authorized users choose.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

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Keeping up to Date with your Organization's Threat and Authentication Techniques
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EGUIDE: Enterprises must have an understanding around two main topics when looking to protect their organizations. This expert e-guide explores the allure of risk-based authentication and how to make access easy for your clients while still make sure their data is secure.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

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Restore Balance with Next Generation Authentication Technical Guide
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EGUIDE: Access this tech guide to gain expert advice from industry leaders to uncover emerging authentication technologies that address the need for higher security measures in the cloud and for mobility.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | Published: 21 Nov 2013

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HID Global's ActivID® Authentication: Trailer
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WEBCAST: In this webcast, catch a glimpse of an authentication system that offers layered tools to ensure secure remote access to any organization's private cloud and protected data.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 18, 2013

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HID Global's ActivID® Authentication: Online Banking
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WEBCAST: This short webcast highlights an authentication system with SMS ID verification and cloud-based threat detection offerings. Learn how services such as online banking can truly benefit from this system to ensure secure access to user accounts.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 15, 2013

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Pick Your Identity Bridge
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WHITE PAPER: This resource gives insight into identity bridges and highlights two potential solutions to the challenges that come with connecting users and resources. It also offers and IDaaS solution that delivers SSO to SaaS and on-premises environments via a single turnkey solution.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

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Real-world Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems
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WHITE PAPER: Unix systems face special IAM challenges. Discover how to be overcome them with the right practices and tools, enabling you to enhance security, achieve compliance and dramatically improve operational efficiency.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

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IAM for the Real World – Privileged Account Management
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WHITE PAPER: Read this e-book for essential information on common security issues with privileged account management – and how you can minimize or eliminate them.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Securing Access to the Office 365 Cloud with HOTPin Two-Factor Authentication
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some basic planning and deployment steps for Microsoft Office 365 and some key considerations on how to keep the system secure.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Celestix Networks

Join SafeNet Authentication Free Trial
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Experience low-maintenance and low-cost authorization controls by downloading your free 30-day trial of SafeNet Authentication Service, a cloud-based solution featuring token and self-service capabilities.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 10 Jan 2014

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2014 Magic Quadrant for User Authentication
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ANALYST REPORT: View this Magic Quadrant by Garner to uncover the leading vendor of authentication services, and what benefits it has to offer that will fit today and tomorrow's business needs.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2014

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Next-Generation Authentication: Keys to Balancing Security and Convenience
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the top characteristics and requirements for next-generation authentication that's built to endure a constantly evolving and risk-filled IT landscape.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Hardware and Software Authentication: Choosing the Right Approach
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover the top 5 considerations for choosing between hardware- or software-based authentication tools to ensure that assets remain protected even when remote users access corporate networks.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Embracing Opportunities With Smartphone and Tablets While Eliminating Risks
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a unified platform that simplifies authentication controls for the ever-growing amount of endpoints to reduce the fear of unauthorized access to sensitive data.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2011

SafeNet Asia Ltd

Securing and Controlling Sensitive Data in the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud security management solution that offers visibility into who is accessing encrypted data in your environments, enabling you to ensure data security and regulatory compliance.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Trend Micro

Cisco Any Device: Planning a Productive, Secure and Competitive Future
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WHITE PAPER: Discover the details of the "Any Device" vision and why providing an optimal, predictable end-user experience on the device of your employees' choice can help you maintain or even enhance your organisation's competitive advantage, productivity, and security.
Posted: 29 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Cisco

For Secure Access, Passwords Alone Do Not Work
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WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores an innovative alternative to passwords. Discover how multifactor authentication can provide a higher level of security than a password alone and find out how this solution can comprehensively enhance your data protection strategy. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Verizon

Using a Risk-Based Approach to Address a Changing Threat Landscape
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain exclusive insight on risk-based authentication systems. Learn why these systems will continue to enable convenient user access, boost information security policies to prevent fraudulent access, and ensure user privacy.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Strong Authentication: Achieve the Level of Identity Assurance You Need
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover the growing need for stronger authentication systems that manage user credentials across various levels of access, ensuring security from any device or location.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

HID
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AUTHORIZATION DEFINITION (continued): … Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something. In multi-user computer systems, a system administrator defines for the system which users are allowed access to the system and what privileges of use (such as access to which file directories, hours of access, amount of allocated storage space, and so forth). Assuming that someone has logged in to a computer operating system or application, the system or application may want to identify what resources the user can be given during this session. Thus, authorization is sometimes seen as both the preliminary setting up of permissions by a system adminstrator and the actual checking of the permission values that have been set up when a user is getting access.Logically, authorization is preceded by authentication.
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