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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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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.

Websense 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
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, Inc.

Security Value Analysis: Breach Detection Systems
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This one-page infographic takes a look at the correlation between value and protection for some of the top breach detection systems in the marketplace.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

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.

Security Report Card: NSS Labs Puts APT Solution to the Test
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a thorough analysis of the Fortinet FortiSandbox 3000D v1.2 breach detection system. It looks at aspects like the effectiveness, performance and TCO of the solution and finds it to be an effective way to detect breaches and breach attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

NSS Labs - Breach Detection System Product Analysis
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper discusses the effectiveness of one top-tier breach detection platform and how it can improve your security strategy.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

Fortinet’s Solution for the Enterprise Campus: High Performance Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores major trends behind next-generation firewalls and how you can ensure network security while still enabling your employees.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Fortinet, 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, 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

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

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

Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's intrusion prevention system and how it can integrate smoothly with your next-generation firewalls to ensure top-notch security.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Strategies For Securing Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores an effective virtualization security technology and outlines how it can ensure system wide security.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Sourcefire
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: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Five Trends to Track in E-Commerce Fraud
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines five troubling trends in e-commerce fraud, and offers some guidance on how you can mitigate the risk they present to your business.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix
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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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