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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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DDoS Prevention: Time for "Defense in Depth"
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This informative guide provides you with key strategies to prevent DDoS attacks and outlines what you can expect in the coming years.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Cisco Cloud Web Security: Single Interface for Global Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a cloud Web security solution that offers unique features to help you gain clear visibility and complete control over today's more expansive networks.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Is Your Data Center Ready for Today’s DDoS Threats?
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores various DDoS attack types and highlights some key protection methods for testing your detection and mitigation defenses.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Email Security – Virtual Appliance
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast features an email security virtual appliance that helps you better detect, predict, and prevent today's more targeted attacks.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 22, 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Web Security – Virtual Appliance
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to see how you can best protect your assets accessible by the Web with a strong protection solution that ensures security wherever your data goes.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 22, 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights a pervasive, network-based security solution that improves data protection across critical Web business tools against a more advanced threat landscape.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco adds Sourcefire AMP to email, Web security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRESS RELEASE: This informative resource discusses a recent merger that brought together advanced malware protection for your email and web gateways.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Advanced Malware Protection for your Web and Email Gateways
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRESS RELEASE: This article explores the recent merger between one company's advanced malware protection and their web and email gateways.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ensuring Security for your E-Mail Applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative article explores a top-tier email security strategy and how it utilizes advanced malware protection to prevent devastating security breaches.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Filling the Threat Management Gateway Void
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a top threat management solution and how it can provide superior scalability and performance.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

F5 Networks

Lowering MSP TCO for Endpoint Security Solutions - Bottom-Line Benefits of Cloud-Based Antivirus Architecture
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This guide shows how organizations can derive more value from their endpoint security by delivering bottom-line benefits of cloud-based antivirus protection from Webroot. This lowers MSP TCO. The paper also highlights the costs of archaic endpoint security when compared to newer security methods.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Webroot

Mobile Threat Report 2014
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: The Webroot® Mobile Threat Report provides an overview of the risks and trends of the mobile space, based on research and analysis conducted by the Webroot Mobile Threat Research team.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Webroot

Your Money or Your Life
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper highlights a dangerous new form of malware called CrytoLocker, which holds personal information at ransom. The paper also explains to VARS, IT resellers, and system integrators how Webroot SecureAnywhere can help client IT departments protect against this threat.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Webroot

Advanced Malware Protection for your Email Services
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique advanced malware protection system and how it can provide you with cost-effective threat prevention for your email services.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Web Security: Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique advanced malware protection system and how it can provide you with cost-effective threat prevention.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Utilizing Threat Analytics for Cloud-Based Web Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique, cloud-based solution for threat detection by utilizing threat analytics.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Fight Malware, Malfeasance, and Malingering
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide looks at top tools and strategies for fighting APTs and malware-based attacks.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

F5 Networks

LogRhythm’s Security Intelligence Platform
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide explores one company's top-tier security intelligence platform and the essential security tools it provides.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Vantage Point Solutions Group Cut Costs and Strengthens Client Relationships with Webroot
sponsored by Webroot
CASE STUDY: This brief case study shows how one IT services company deployed a standardized single endpoint security solution and saw improved efficiency and performance.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Webroot

Taking Managed Security Services To The Next Level
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the changing landscape of security; the importance of a high-security posture; the elements of effective Web, endpoint, user and mobile protection; and the ways in which Webroot helps partners increase the value and profitability of their security practices.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Webroot

Retail Cyber Crime
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the growing trend of retail-based cybercrime and the importance of securing your point-of-sale endpoints.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

The State of APT Preparedness: Enterprises Struggle to Adapt to Changing IT Security Risks
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores the current struggles enterprises face when adapting to changing security risks and what you can do to prepare for APTs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Lumension

The 5 Key Tactics for Dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores 5 key tactics for dealing with APTs and how to prevent potential APT attacks.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Lumension

Websense 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: In preparing the Websense® 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs™ researchers examined cybersecurity through the lens of a seven-stage kill chain and attack model. Learn how to apply the seven-stage "kill chain" and attack model to your cybersecurity.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Websense

Transforming Information Security: Future-Proofing Processes
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Adapting your security strategy to today's expanding threat landscape can be a daunting task. This guide explores strategies for enhancing your security strategy and how to adapt to the current threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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