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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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Try Rational AppScan
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Download Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.9, previously known as Watchfire AppScan, a leading Web application security testing tool that automates vulnerability assessments and scans and tests for all common Web application vulnerabilities including SQL-injection, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2009

IBM

PCI Compliance for Dummies
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
EBOOK: Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is mandatory if your company stores, processes, or transmits payment cardholder data. This book is all about understanding PCI and how merchants can comply with its requirements.
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 | Published: 21 Oct 2009

Qualys, Inc.

Understanding Why Web Application Security is Critical to Business
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper compiles clients’ frequently asked questions about Web application security. These questions are answered by security experts from Sirius and IBM. The goal is to help you understand the issues surrounding Web application security; so you can better prepare your organization for a security breach.
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Realizing Asset-Centric and User-Centric Approaches to Security
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of both the asset-centric and the user-centric approaches to security. These approaches will be mapped towards the standard for Information Security: ISO 17799.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 18 Sep 2009

RES Software

10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Evaluating Security Information Management (SIM) Solutions
sponsored by netForensics
WHITE PAPER: This paper was created to help companies searching for a SIM solution narrow their options and determine which technology is the right one for their IT environment and security objectives.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Sep 2009

netForensics

Healthcare Data Loss Assessment: Measure sensitive patient data loss on your network
sponsored by Code Green Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Loss of patient data is a top concern for any healthcare organization. They handle some of the most sensitive and personal data on the individuals they treat. Patients trust healthcare organizations to safeguard sensitive data. Read this whitepaper to find more about how a data loss prevention (DLP) solution can protect patient data.
Posted: 09 Sep 2009 | Published: 09 Sep 2009

Code Green Networks, Inc.

Unraveling Web Malware
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: There has been a rapid rise in the use of web blended threats. Defending corporate networks from these threats requires modern protection that functions on many levels. Find out how cyber criminals infiltrate your network and how FireEye's blended defense against Web malware prevents data loss and intellectual property theft.
Posted: 01 Sep 2009 | Published: 29 Sep 2008

FireEye

Real World Intrusion Prevention (IPS) for the Demands of a New Security Reality
sponsored by TippingPoint
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper addresses primary areas that organizations must consider when evaluating possible solutions for intrusion prevention. Topics include: key network security challenged facing enterprises today; criteria for an effective IPS solution; And insights gained from enterprises already deploying IPS solutions in the real world.
Posted: 26 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

TippingPoint

The Hidden Security Threat -- When Ex-Employees Represent a Security Risk
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: From the laid-off to the disgruntled, ex-employees with an axe to grind can make companies vulnerable to data theft. Kaspersky Lab security evangelist Ryan Naraine discusses the threat and offers practical advice to prevent data loss.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Kaspersky Lab

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
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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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