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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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When Less Is More: Why Small Companies Should Think Outside the (Red/ Yellow) Box for Protecting Endpoints
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Endpoint security issues simply can't be ignored, regardless of the size of the organization. This paper will discuss how internet threats and vulnerabilities affect us all and what criteria businesses should use in order to pick out a proper endpoint security solution.
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 | Published: 30 Jul 2009

Sunbelt Software

Information Security Magazine, July 09: Controlling Privileged Accounts
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This month's cover story is about reigning in privileged accounts such as the UNIX root and Windows Administrator accounts. Regulatory requirements and economic realities are pressuring enterprises to secure their privileged accounts, but how? Also in this issue: Keeping UTM Unified instead of Unnecessary, and more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Jul 2009 | Published: 13 Jul 2009

Information Security Magazine

Achieving Federal Desktop Core Configuration Compliance with Lumension Solutions
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: The Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) is an OMB mandated security configuration set applicable within United States Federal Government agencies. Learn how you can address each of the FDCC requirements with Lumension Vulnerability Management.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

Lumension

The Top Five Virtualization Mistakes
sponsored by Vyatta Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes five mistakes common to many implementations of enterprise virtualization. Most of these mistakes relate to virtualization and networking infrastructure. Ideally, after reading this paper, you'll be sensitized to these issues so that you can plan for them and make your virtualization projects more successful.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Vyatta Inc.

Achieving PCI Compliance at the Point Of Sale Using Bit9 Parity™ to Protect Cardholder Data
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the technology used by merchants and their partners has evolved, card fraud has become more sophisticated. In response to this evolving threat, the major credit card companies have created a set of security standards to protect their customers from security breaches. Read this whitepaper to find out how Bit9 Parity helps achieve compliance...
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Bit9, Inc.

Enabling a safer internet: The positive approach to web security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes today's new web threats, highlights the need for a positive security model to replace yesterday's access-blocking approach, and describes the three pillars of protection organizations need to safeguard their systems and resources.
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 | Published: 08 Apr 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Achieving North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Cyber Security Standards
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Learn about NERC compliance challenges and how to ensure audit-readiness by delivering end-to-end vulnerability management, endpoint protection and data protection solutions.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Lumension

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report provides a six-month update of Internet threat activity. It includes analysis of network-based attacks, a review of vulnerabilities, and highlights of malicious code. It also assesses trends in phishing and spam activity. This summary of the report will alert readers to trends and impending threats.
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Symantec Corporation

Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most analysts, including Enterprise Strategy Group, agree that performing only a periodic backup leaves data at risk, and they find that this is a major concern among the IT professionals they survey. The answer to this concern is Cisco Small Business Network Storage Systems (NSS) and Cisco Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Files software.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.8
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.8 automates vulnerability assessments and scans and tests for all common Web application vulnerabilities including SQL-injection, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflow.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Lumension Vulnerability Scanner Offer
sponsored by Lumension
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This network-based scanning utility provides comprehensive visibility into the IT environment through in-depth scans and the automated discovery of all assets, both managed and unmanaged. Scan up to 25 nodes.
Posted: 11 Mar 2009 | Published: 11 Mar 2009

Lumension

Web Application Security: Automated Scanning versus Manual Penetration Testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains two primary methods for discovering Web application vulnerabilities: using manual penetration testing and code review or using automated scanning tools and static analysis.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Support PCI Security Compliance with Enhanced Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes PCI requirements, the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Understanding Web Application Security Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains what you can do to help protect your organization, and it discusses an approach for improving your organization's Web application security.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Core IMPACT Essential
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
PRODUCT DEMO: How do you keep up with remediation efforts and strengthen your defenses against round-the-clock threats while still having time to do your day job? CORE IMPACT Essential can help.
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 | Premiered: 06 Jan 2009

Core Security Technologies

Web Application Security: Automated Scanning versus Manual Penetration Testing
sponsored by Logicalis
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the two primary methods for discovering Web application vulnerabilities: using manual penetration testing and code review or using automated scanning tools and static analysis.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Logicalis

Creating an Effective Security Operations Function
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to understand all the activities and roles in a security operations function - your first step in making those operations more effective and efficient.
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Protecting Essential Information: Securing the Foundation of the Internet Business Platform
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's threats use Web 2.0 to integrate daily operations which has changed the requirements for web security, email security and data loss prevention. Download this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 31 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Websense, Inc.

Integrating Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: An outline for successfully integrating vulnerability scanning and remediation capabilities is presented in this whitepaper. This will ensure that organizations maintain a secure environment while complying with internal and external security policies.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Lumension

Implementing a "Smart IPS": IANS Working Knowledge Series™
sponsored by Sourcefire
CASE STUDY: The LA Times faced challenges securing its internal network and complying with PCI to address both issues they decided to implement an IPS they develop selection criteria, investigated several solutions, and ultimately selected Sourcefire.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Sourcefire

3 Key Components of a Risk-Based Security Plan
sponsored by Foundstone, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at the different components of an effective security plan, and provides a perspective on how enterprises that are serious about their information security budgets should rethink their security plan.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 02 Jun 2008

Foundstone, Inc.

A Comprehensive Best Practice Approach to Business Resilience and Risk Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a comprehensive, best-practices approach to business resilience and risk mitigation. Common types of risk and the steps organizations must take to develop an effective risk mitigation strategy are discussed.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

IBM

e-Book: Chapter 2 - Building Bridges between IT Shops, Legal Teams and Security Staff
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
BOOK: This e-book provides expert information on how to bridge the gap between IT management, security staff, and legal terminology.
Posted: 27 May 2008 | Published: 26 May 2008

Symantec Corporation

Airspace Risk Assessment
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report is the first step towards wireless vulnerability assessment of your network and managing its wireless security posture.
Posted: 16 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

AirTight Networks, Inc.

Dispelling Top Ten Wireless Security Myths
sponsored by AirTight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Myths about wireless security can be both dangerous and costly, this paper will revisit and debunk top ten wireless security myths.
Posted: 16 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

AirTight Networks, Inc.
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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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