IT Security is a field of computer science concerned with the control of risks related to computer use. The means traditionally taken to realize this objective is to attempt to create a secure computing platform, designed so that agents (users or programs) can only perform actions that have been allowed. This involves specifying and implementing a security policy. The actions in question can be reduced to operations of access, modification and deletion.
This white paper addresses four different components of the Tivoli monitoring infrastructure for creating a high availability environment while providing redundancy and failover capacity. Although the principles are the same for each of these systems, the methods for adhering to these principles are different for each of them.
There are many issues and requirements to consider when you upgrade vCenter server and ESXi hosts to vSphere 5.5. The last thing you want is to have the upgrade fail or to encounter problems that you could have avoided with a little bit of research. This paper highlights the process, requirements, and options for upgrading to vSphere 5.5.
Present concerns about cloud security are reminiscent of the fears in the 1980s of LANs and a highly distributed IT infrastructure, and they also echo the efforts in the 1990s to stop Internet usage at work. But the issue really isn't security; it's governance to ensure interoperability and portability. We will review these concerns and discuss how the industry dealt with them, and then explore how these same concerns can be mitigated with a proper cloud strategy.
The purpose of this IDC White Paper is to lay out the role that performance testing can play in the context of overall application lifecycle management (ALM), security, resource, and demand management. As part of that objective, the document defines an application performance testing framework and discusses a performance test evolution path and the relationship between a successful approach to performance testing and related IT elements such as monitoring, security, ALM, and project and portfolio management (PPM).
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices increase productivity by accelerating decision making and responsiveness. As a result, the number of business users relying on corporate and bring-your-own (BYO) mobile devices continues to grow rapidly—with email serving as the primary app to service customers and facilitate collaboration.
Discover how IT can easily manage the ever-expanding diversity of mobile devices and platforms and expand their value by focusing on managing business content with a complete enterprise mobility management solution.
This guide was created to offer a preliminary understanding of
Cloud computing, so that business owners and managers will
be better positioned to make the move toward Cloud services
sooner, rather than later.
“AlienVault's USM is tailor-made for the needs of the security-savvy SMB. It offers affordability, and a comprehensive and ever-increasing feature set powered by the respectable AV Labs and Open Threat Exchange.” In this analyst report, Javvad Malik of The 451 Group, reviews AlienVault's SMB-focused approach to SIEM and discusses the competitive landscape.
More and more criminals are using DDoS attacks as a distraction or “smokescreen” for other cybercrimes like theft of data or even funds. Watch this video for a behind-the-scenes tour of what this “underground economy” of the Internet really looks like – a place where criminals sell stolen credit cards and credentials by the thousands, offer botnets, malware, and DDoS for hire, and much more
For the third consecutive year, Neustar surveyed businesses across major industries to track the evolution of DDoS attacks. Are they more frequent? Larger? What new tactics are criminals employing? See this infographic for clues.
It’s no secret that DDoS attacks are worsening by the day. From the largest financial institutions to smaller Internet companies, everyone’s a target. Neustar has had wide-ranging conversations with clients wanting to know how they can optimize protection as DDoS attacks increase in frequency and size. Most of these conversations boil down to three key questions and form the conversation you should be having, too—whether you use Neustar, another provider or your in-house team to manage your external DNS.
DDoS attacks against high-tech firms have started to take a dangerous turn. It’s called DDoS smokescreening — attackers using DDoS as a distraction while they insert malware or viruses to pilfer money, data and intellectual property. This is just one insight in Neustar’s 2014 Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Survey. The resulting report compares DDoS findings from 2013 to 2012, based on a survey of 440 North American companies, including 139 businesses delivering technology products and/or services such as software, SaaS, IaaS as well as hardware manufacturers
While vulnerability assessments are essential, considering vulnerability data in a vacuum greatly limits your ability to prioritize your action plan in an effective way. Without the context of which vulnerabilities are the most severe, which are actively being targeted, which are on critical assets, etc, you may waste time checking things off the list without actually improving security. Join us for this session to learn how to integrate threat intelligence into your vulnerability management strategy.
Event logs provide valuable information to troubleshoot operational errors, and investigate potential security exposures. They are literally the bread crumbs of the IT world. As a result, a commonly-used approach is to collect logs from everything connected to the network "just in case" without thinking about what data is actually useful. But, as you're likely aware, the "collect everything" approach can actually make threat detection and incident response more difficult as you wade through massive amounts of irrelevant data. Join us for this session to learn practical strategies for defining what you actually need to collect (and why) to help you improve threat detection and incident response, and satisfy compliance requirements.
Do you feel alone? No resources? No help? If you are like many security practitioners faced with a mountain of tasks each day and a small (or non-existent) team to help, prioritization and efficiency are key. Join Joe Schreiber, Solutions Architect for AlienVault for this practical session outlining habits to get the most out of your limited resources. In this session, you'll learn how to develop routines to efficiently manage your environment, avoid time-sucks, and determine what you can do by yourself and where you need help.
This Lab Validation report from ESG provides you with best practices to create an environment that offers you simple unified data protection across physical and virtual landscapes, maximum protection and data availability, and reduced storage needs and operational costs. Find out how Symantec Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.
Today's datacenters face a gauntlet of challenges including protection of physical and virtual environments, fast recovery of data, reducing backup times and storage requirements, server consolidation, and disaster recovery. How are savvy CIO's conquering these types of challenges? Find out how in this white paper by Expert, David Davis.
Always On SSL is a fundamental, cost-effective security measure that provides end-to-end protection for website visitors by enforcing the use of encryption with SSL certificates from a trusted Certificate Authority on every single page.
Symantec extends SSL solutions with comprehensive website security solutions that enables companies to protect and grow their businesses by showing their customers that their trusted website is safe to search, surf and buy.
Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center discovers and monitors SSL certificates from any Certificate Authority as well as automates SSL certificate lifecycle management for operational efficiency and business continuity.