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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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Internet Security Threat Report - 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide explores today's widespread threat landscape and 7 areas that deserve special attention in the coming year.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 07 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

Necessities For A Successful Endpoint and Antimalware Program
sponsored by Webroot
EGUIDE: This guide explores the management functionality of 5 cloud endpoint security services, along with the process needed to identify an effective anti-malware product for your clients' environments.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

Webroot

Detecting and Preventing 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: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Understanding the Advanced Persistent Threat
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the APT lifecycle and helps you understand the motives behind these attacks, making it easier to prevent them.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

A Guide to Password Use in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the different types of passwords used inside of the WebSphere Application Server and the recovery plans to help restore your server when passwords go awry.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

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.

Protect Your Data Center from Today's Evolving 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.

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

Strategies for Protection: Malware-Based Attacks and APTs
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

Taking Managed Security Services To The Next Level
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the changing IT security landscape, how MSPs will be impacted, and what they can do for their customers in the face of these security challenges.
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

Adapting to the new web security and email security threats
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from SearchSecurity.com, industry leaders Karen Scarfone and Nick Lewis offer critical tips to securing email and Web use – given the latest advanced, targeted threats.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How Are DDoS Attacks Evolving?
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the top 8 changes in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that most organizations aren't ready to defend against.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

Neustar®

A Provocative Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective strategy and tool for vulnerability management and outlines the key benefits.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Case Study - Anittel Simplifies Managed AV Service
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores one company's success with simplified anti-virus services and how it provided their system with the security it was lacking.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Webroot

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.

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

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.

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

Transforming Information Security: Future-Proofing Processes
sponsored by RSA
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

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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