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ALSO CALLED: Network Vulnerability Assessment, Network Vulnerability, Security Vulnerabilities, Network Security Vulnerabilities, Vulnerabilities, Host Vulnerability Assessment, Internet Security Vulnerabilities
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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Oracle Global IT (GIT) Streamlined Security
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
CASE STUDY: With QualysGuard Enterprise, Oracle GIT Security can monitor the company’s global vulnerability management process, track remediation, and validate policy compliance.
Posted: 10 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Qualys, Inc.

Security Beyond Corporate Boundaries: Using Citrix Application Delivery to Protect Corporate Information
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Ensuring your data security goes beyond the implementation of firewalls and spyware. This white paper discusses key information on virtualization deployment, and offers tips to better manage your disaster recovery enviroment.
Posted: 05 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Citrix

Acquire a global view of your organization's security state: the importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Security assessments from IBM can help find "point-in-time" or ongoing security gaps in data confidentiality, integrity and accessibility as well as prior breaches and budgetary justification for making necessary security investments.
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 | Published: 09 Jan 2008

IBM Software Group

The importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand the variety of security assessment options that are available and provides the criteria for selecting a vendor that can help you meet your company?s security requirements.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

Drive business value with innovation for security defense
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an integrated approach to security that can help your company address security threats while supporting compliance and protecting data, Internet-based systems, physical environments and applications.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

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

Justifying Data Security: An Investment in Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: For process improvement, regulatory compliance, and competitive advantage; information leak protection is a vital part of securing internal data. Automated solutions accelerate the effectiveness of security controls while maintaining regulatory compliance
Posted: 06 Sep 2007 | Published: 26 Aug 2007

Websense, Inc.

Extend Business Reach with a Robust Security Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the advantages of a security management solution designed to deliver integrated, comprehensive solutions across a heterogeneous environment.
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

IBM Software Group

7 Key Factors to Software Protection
sponsored by Arxan
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the magnitude and types of software piracy threats and details the seven key application security factors that must be considered during the development process.
Posted: 08 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Arxan

Seven Practical Steps to Delivering More Secure Software
sponsored by Fortify Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides seven practical steps that help to effectively secure your company's software and shows you how to quickly evaluate the current state of software security and create a plan for dealing with it throughout the development life-cycle.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortify Software

Online Demo - Vulnerability Management & Policy Compliance Overview
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
SOFTWARE DEMO: Take a multimedia tour of QualysGuard, the Web-based Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance solution that pinpoints network vulnerabilities before hackers have a chance to exploit them.
Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 09 Apr 2007

Qualys, Inc.

Top 10 Reasons for Using Disk-based Online Server Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Backup of business-critical data can be vital for the survival of any small to medium-sized business (SMBs). Read this paper to learn ten reasons why online server back up allows SMBs to cost-effectively backup data and concentrate on business goals.
Posted: 21 Feb 2007 | Published: 21 Feb 2007

Iron Mountain

Business-Class Security and Compliance for On-Demand Instant Messaging
sponsored by WebEx Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Instant messaging (IM) can increase productivity, but not without potentially compromising the security and privacy of the information that is being shared. Read this paper to learn how your organization can securely meet its business goals with IM.
Posted: 16 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

WebEx Communications, Inc.

Connect Users Any Time, Everywhere-with Secure, Affordable Business IM
sponsored by WebEx Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Instant messaging (IM) improves productivity by enabling employees to communicate information directly from their desktops. Read this paper to learn how to improve collaboration while allowing for security, compliance and centralized administration.
Posted: 16 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

WebEx Communications, Inc.

The Path to a Secure Application: A Source Code Security Review Checklist
sponsored by Ounce Labs, an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn a checklist to find and eliminate the source coding errors and design flaws that expose data, threaten operations, and cost your organization time and money.
Posted: 05 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Ounce Labs, an IBM Company

Multi-Layer Security Platforms: The New Definition of Best of Breed
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Significant changes in the threat, technology, and regulatory landscapes are forcing organizations to implement an array of security controls. This white paper explores the benefits of integrating multiple security layers into a single solution.
Posted: 01 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2006

Fortinet, Inc.

CORE IMPACT 6.0
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
DATA SHEET: For organizations that need to ensure the security of critical or sensitive systems, CORE IMPACT is a must-have tool. This Information Security Review examines CORE IMPACT and highly recommends it as an effective security device.
Posted: 08 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Core Security Technologies

AppDetective
sponsored by Application Security, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this IT download today and see how it can help increase your company's overall security by locating, examining and fixing security holes within your network. Try Application Security's easy to use and deploy AppDetective tool today.
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2006

Application Security, Inc.

What's New in Group Policy Administrator 5.0
sponsored by SUSE
WEBCAST: Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) effectively is essential to increasing operational integrity and compliance with auditors.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Premiered: Apr 5, 2006

SUSE

Securing AD to Meet Regulatory Compliance
sponsored by SUSE
PRODUCT LITERATURE: With the myriad of regulations and their vague requirements, organizations must secure their Active Directory environment to comply with regulations and satisfy external and internal auditors.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

SUSE

Using AppManager for J2EE Operational Management
sponsored by SUSE
WEBCAST: Sign up now for AppManager in Action—a series of webinars presented by our product pros and designed specifically for our customers.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Premiered: Jun 24, 2004

SUSE

Service Management with AppManager
sponsored by SUSE
WEBCAST: Sign up now for AppManager in Action—a series of webinars presented by our product pros and designed specifically for our customers.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2004

SUSE

NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries Trial
sponsored by SUSE
TRIAL SOFTWARE: NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries offer proven protection to hundreds of customers on thousands of servers, providing simplified auditing, vulnerability management and security administration for your iSeries and AS/400 systems.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2006

SUSE

NetIQ Security Manager 5.5 Trial
sponsored by SUSE
TRIAL SOFTWARE: NetIQ Security Manager delivers comprehensive security information and event management for your organization's heterogeneous, cross-platform environment.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2006

SUSE

VigilEnt Policy Center 4.2 Trial
sponsored by SUSE
TRIAL SOFTWARE: VigilEnt™ Policy Center is the most comprehensive solution for developing, implementing and managing policies, standards and procedures from any department within your organization.
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2006

SUSE
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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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