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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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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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