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DEFINITION: A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis,also known as vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability analysis defines,identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in acomputer, server, network, or communications infrastructure. Inaddition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness ofproposed countermeasures, and evaluate  … 
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Best Practices for Selecting a Web Application Scanning (WAS) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a Web Application Scanning solution can help you to locate and test web-based apps, and provides a checklist of best practices that will help you to understand what to look for when selecting a WAS solution.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

Learn About Each Module of the Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Allgress

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Breach Preparation: Plan for the Inevitability of Compromise
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper provides insight from a data forensics expert, an attorney who works closely with board-of-directors-level management, a crisis communications professional, and an incident responder and technical expert to help you establish an effective incident response plan.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Control the Flow of Content and Keep Your Organization Safe
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper dives into an admin console that will allow you to secure, manage, and report on all of your employees and their content.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Box

Keep Your Data Safe in the Era of Distributed Computing
sponsored by Box
RESOURCE: Download this exclusive infographic now to learn about protecting your business content in the era of distributed computing.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2015

Box

Improve Enterprise Security in the Age of Cloud and Mobile Computing
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper offers up a security approach that can protect your data in the age of the cloud and mobile computing.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Box

Symantec Intelligence Report October 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper summarizes the current trends in the threat landscape.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Symantec Corporation

Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center Context-Aware and Adaptive Security
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how Cisco FireSIGHT® Management Center (Management Center) supports the Cisco®suite of anti-malware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall security products.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

3 Aspects of an Integrated Threat Defense Strategy
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive infographic explores the three key aspects of creating an integrated threat defense strategy that gives you the visibility to discover and protect against socially engineered exploits.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper explores a security solution that spans the entire attack continuum.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

Buyer's Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores the capabilities you must look for in your advanced malware protection vendor.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Cisco

The Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report Identifying the Weak Links
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: Download this extensive white paper now to learn about how to fight back with threat intelligence. Also uncover details on current industry trends and find out where things will go from here.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this essential white paper now to uncover five laws of anti-malware protection that can keep you safe.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Cisco

Next Generation Firewall Security Value Map
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper for a value map of the top next-generation firewall options to see who reigns supreme.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

Cybersecurity Is Essential for M&A Due Diligence (and Easier than You Think)
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper looks at why cyber-security is essential an essential part of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence - and how rating the security potential of partners actually might be a lot easier than you think.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

BitSight

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: The what, when, and how of an enterprise security incident
Posted: 24 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Avnet

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper takes a look at how organizations dealt with the immediate aftermath of the Heartbleed announcement with large-scale mitigation strategies for ongoing protection.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Avnet

Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable white paper now to learn how to protect high-value assets and provide scalable, cost-effective, integrated security across the entire IT environment and much more.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Avnet

AVG Content Filtering - Now Get 50% Off on Any 12- or 24-Month Subscription
sponsored by AVG Technologies
PRODUCT DEMO: This complimentary IT downloads lets you try a cloud content filtering solution for yourself.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 22 Dec 2014

AVG Technologies

The New Security Paradigm: Changes you Must Make
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper offers security resiliency as the paradigm shift that must occur, forcing you to rethink the way you approach security, utilize what you already have, identify the gaps, and move from reaction to prediction.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Symantec Corporation

Plan to Migrate before Windows Server 2003 End of Life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore why it is crucial to begin your migration away from WS 2003 now and what your options are for an upgrade. View a pros and cons list of several server and OS avenues you can take. Read on to discover IT professional insights to assess which solution is right for your organization's workload and budget.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Win the Race Against Time to Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how IBM Security QRadar Incident Forensics can help enterprises investigate and gather evidence on breaches.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

IBM

4 Steps to Security Intelligence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Download this brief whitepaper to find out the four steps to security intelligence.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cost of a Breach Rising; How to Protect Against It
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how the Target breach of 2013 has changed the way organizations approach security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

TaaSera
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  how well they work after theyare put into use.A vulnerability scanner relies on a database that contains allthe information required to check a system for security holes inservices and ports, anomalies in packet construction, and potentialpaths to exploitable programs or scripts. Then the scanner tries toexploit each vulnerability that is discovered. This process issometimes called ethical hacking.An ideal vulnerability scanner has capabilities such as the following: Maintenance of an up-to-date database of vulnerabilities. Detection of genuine vulnerabilities without an excessive number of … 
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