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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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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.

Managing, Delivering and Optimizing Dynamic Content through a Third-Party Provider
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that 64% of organizations named growth in dynamic content as one of their top three challenges? This guide explores some frequently asked questions when it comes to delivering dynamic content over your network infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Mar 2014

Limelight Networks, Inc.

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.

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.

Measure Risks and Vulnerability Effectively
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores strategies for measuring your risks and vulnerabilities, as well as understanding what you must do to achieve these goals.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Security Considerations When Undergoing a Network Refresh
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper reviews the threat landscape of 2013 and outlines the most troublesome risks coming your way in 2014.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 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

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

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

Web Application Firewalls Are Worth the Investment for Enterprises
sponsored by Imperva
ANALYST REPORT: This resource explains how Web application firewalls help security leaders to better protect Web applications in their organizations.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Imperva

Definitive Guide to Next Generation Network Access Control
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide provides valuable insight on next-generation network access control and how it can help your network remain secure, while enhancing performance.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

ForeScout Technologies, 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.

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.

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

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

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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