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ALSO CALLED: Network Perimeter Security, Computer Network Security, Security Network, Perimeter Security
DEFINITION: A network analyzer (also called a protocol analyzer or packetanalyzer) is a combination of hardware and programming, or in some cases a stand-alone hardware device, that can be installed in a computer or network to enhance protection against malicious activity. Network analyzers can supplement firewalls,anti-virus programs, and spyware detection programs.Network analyzers can:Provide  … 
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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.

SC Magazine Security Brief: Server Side Risk
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This crucial resource analyzes how attackers today use advance persistent threats (APTs) to exploit server vulnerabilities to disrupt business and steal critical information, discussing also how to prepare for and mitigate these attacks.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Lumension

Prevent Data Center Downtime with Increased Traffic Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative whitepaper to learn how increased traffic visibility in the data center can help you anticipate and prevent data center downtime and ultimately save your organization money.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Gigamon

Security Considerations When Undergoing a Network Refresh
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses crucial considerations you need to keep in mind when undergoing a network refresh, outlining the impact that emerging technologies will have on network and security management, along with what you can do to ensure that your network is high-performance and secure.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the necessary elements to focus on when deploying a successful intrusion prevention system (IPS).
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Everything You Need to Know About CDN Load Balancing
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores everything you need to know about CDN load balancing and how you can enhance your network.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Dyn

Evaluating Cost Of A DDoS Attack
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper evaluates the costs of DDoS attacks and explores what current organizations are doing to prevent them.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014

Dyn

8 Ways to Better Monitor Network Security Threats in the Age of BYOD
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers unique insight and analysis into how network security professionals can better identify, manage, and contain the leading network security risk factors that arise from a mobile, always-on workforce.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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.

Testing Report Enterprise Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a top appliance that includes firewall, VPN, and IPS security services, and doesn't hinder overall performance.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Cisco

Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features an all-inclusive security solution that offers intelligence, context-based policy management, and network-enforced security to better detect, prevent, and protect against advanced Web threats.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco

Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the varying types of advanced threats, their motives, and how you can enhance your security strategy to better detect and resist them.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell SecureWorks

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Topic 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 10 considerations to weigh when evaluating next-generation firewall tools to ensure that the solution you select best protects your networks from today's broad range of risk.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco

Information Security Services: Preparing for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This essential whitepaper explores the current state of DDoS attacks and outlines why you need a proactive prevention strategy.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Secure Network Access for Personal Mobile Devices
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers a solution to the challenges of mobility in the workplace, helping organizations realize the full benefits of BYOD without sacrificing strong security.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Cisco

Secure File Transfer: Send it Fast, but Send it Safely
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: FTP gets big files to colleagues and clients fast, but as the headlines remind us, the threat of electronic break-in is real. This guide to secure file transfer show how best to cure that sense of FTP insecurity.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Unlock the value of BYOD: Go mobile without sacrificing security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how organizations can derive business value in the BYOD era, while still providing a security-rich IT infrastructure and consistent service levels.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

What Will Security for the Network of the Future Look Like?
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at the future of data center infrastructure that addresses security concerns in an increasingly mobile world.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, 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

Preventing Data Center Downtime
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: It goes without saying that your data center is the lifeblood of your organization. This guide explores how you can minimize data center downtime and why doing so is extremely important.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Gigamon

Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2013 to 2018
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive webpage outlines some top trends in mobile data trafficking and explains how this will affect the way IT departments deal with the rising traffic.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 05 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Buyer's Criteria for Next-Generation Network Security
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines current factors driving organizations to look at next-generation networking solutions and offers analysis on the capabilities of these new technologies.
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

The Critical Incident Response Maturity Journey
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on defining levels of critical incident response maturity and how organizations can continually improve their incident response capabilities to help reduce the risk of experiencing a damaging incident.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco
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NETWORK SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  detailed statistics for current and recent activity on the network.Test anti-malware programs and pinpoint potential vulnerabilitiesDetect unusual levels of network traffic.Detect unusual packet characteristics.Identify packet sources or destinations.Configure alarms for defined threats.Search for specific data strings in packets.Monitor bandwidth utilization as a function of time.Create application-specific plug-ins.Display all statistics on a user-friendly control panel.Network analyzers are not intended to replace firewalls, anti-virus programs, or spyware detection programs. However, the use … 
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