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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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Necessities For A Successful Endpoint and Antimalware Program
sponsored by Webroot
EGUIDE: This guide explores the management functionality of five 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: Continue on to this important whitepaper now to learn how to properly instrument and monitor for anomalous activity. Also discover a security intelligence platform that can directly monitor endpoints and much more.
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 advanced persistent threats 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.

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

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.

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.

Maximum-Strength Threat Detection for Mid-Size Enterprises
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast explains how RSA Security Analytics provides visibility, threat intelligence, and analytics – and how you can start small.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

EMC Corporation

The Big Data Security Analytics Era is Here
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Big data security analytics is no longer a visionary idea -- leading enterprises recognize that their immediate security requirements demand this type of solution.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

EMC Corporation

No Silver Bullet: Eight Ways Malware Defeats Strong Security Controls
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores 8 ways malware can defeat your security strategy and outlines some key techniques for preventing these intrusions.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Buyer's Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current state of malware in today's threat landscape and discusses some of the top strategies for stopping sophisticated malware.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Sourcefire
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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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