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ALSO CALLED: Kernel Rootkits, Kernel Root Kits, Root Kits
DEFINITION: A collection of software tools that enable administrator-level access to a computer or computer network. Rootkits are installed on a computer after someone has obtained user-level access, either by exploiting a known vulnerability or cracking a password. Once installed, it allows the attacker to mask intrusion and gain root or privileged access to the computer and, possibly, other machines on the  … 
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What's Wrong with Traditional Firewalls?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that your current firewall may be jeopardizing your network security? Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules aren't effective in today's world. This e-book explains where traditional firewalls fall short – and what you can do about it.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

Efficacy of Emerging Network Security Technologies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: The report, which surveyed 4,774 global IT and IT security professionals across nine countries identifies the challenges enterprises are facing dealing with emerging security threats.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

How traditional firewalls fail
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that your current firewall may be jeopardizing your network security? Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules aren't effective in today's world. This e-book explains where traditional firewalls fall short – and what you can do about it.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn what you need to know about "stealthology" and how you can protect yourself against sneaky criminals. Read on and discover more about stealthy malware like Stuxnet and Zeus, developing rootkit defenses, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Sophos Virus Removal Tool: Free virus detection and removal
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download your complimentary copy of Sophos Virus Removal Tool, a free antivirus solution that will identify and remove viruses from your computers quickly and easily.
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Premiered: 09 May 2013

Sophos, Inc.

McAfee Deep Defender: Hidden Malware Protection
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a security solution that operates beyond the OS, exposing and eliminating hidden malware and stealthy threats that traditional security solutions miss. Discover how this strategy can overcome the limitations of traditional security solutions by watching now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Premiered: Jan 2, 2013

Intel

Fighting Rootkits: Protecting against stealthy malware by flying under the operating system
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover why rootkits are so harmful to your organization and uncover the innovative and dramatically different approach you should take to protect your organization from these harmful intruders.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Intel

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee.
WHITE PAPER: The new reality of crimeware consists of the stealth, creativity and patience of stuxnet, and the commercialism, wide distribution and easy-to-use toolkits of Zeus, making it even more challenging to detect and protect against. Organisations must go beyond the traditional security to ensure their intellectual property is safe.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

McAfee.

Worry-Free Business Security Standard
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Learn why your traditional antivirus is putting your business at risk from web threats, viruses, spam and more. Discover how Worry-Free Business Security can help.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Sophos Computer Security Scan
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Use this tool to scan up to 200 computers on your network to discover threats that your existing security software might have missed.  Scan for viruses, spyware, adware, rootkits, unwanted devices and applications, and suspicious files. You'll receive a comprehensive report of the results and  recommendations for guarding against the threats found.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 07 Apr 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Heuristic Analysis- Detecting Unknown Viruses
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 03 Feb 2010

ESET

McAfee Initiative to Fight Cybercrime
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fighting Cybercrime requires a three-pronged approach: technology & innovation, education, and legal frameworks.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This series of technical briefs examines the key factors you need to consider regarding unified threat management (UTM) solutions as they impact security, performance, management, and consolidation.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

SonicWALL

Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this free trial download today and see how Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 features triple threat protection that defends against identity theft, confidential data leakage and all Internet threats.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

Kaspersky Lab

Putting Security in a Positive Light - A Guide to Proactively Managing Endpoint Risk
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the importance of adopting a positive security model that combines the power of vulnerability management, automated remediation, whitelist application and device control to eliminate the risk of the unknown.
Posted: 29 Oct 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

Lumension
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