Defending Against Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Attacks: HP TippingPoint Bolsters Enterprise Data Center Protection

The modern cyber threat landscape requires enterprise organizations to be more vigilant than ever in their mission to protect sensitive data and network resources. There are several new IPS (intrusion prevention system) products, technologies, and features available in the market that can have a notable impact on security efficacy, cost, scalability and usability. Whether replacing an existing IPS deployment or evaluating an initial purchase, enterprise organizations must evaluate the solution that best meets their security and business requirements. This paper will outline the top factors that enterprise organizations should consider when evaluating an IPS deployment.
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Not Your Father’s IPS: SANS Survey on Network Security Results

In today's security landscape, IPSs are in the process of radical change. Established IPS companies are rapidly improving the look and feel of their IPS devices, making them much more management friendly. IPS inputs were once confined to direct packet capture, but now the packet capture function, while still critical, is in many cases being moved to a sensor platform. The IPS proper is now moving toward what many would call a 'Next-Generation IPS' (NG-IPS), Because of changes in network security, SANS asked our community of security professionals to let us know about their network security practices today, their use of IPS, their technical and management capacities, and how they expect their IPS to be integrated into their overall security strategy in the years to come.
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IBM PureApplication System for IBM WebSphere Application Server workloads

"Businesses that depend on web applications are constantly looking for ways to increase the efficiency of developing new applications and reduce the complexity of administering the environment. But many of the tasks required for application development, configuration and deployment are time consuming and expensive. IT is under pressure to control these costs while ensuring that applications will run smoothly and web-based interactions will be fast, responsive and secure. The complementary capabilities of IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and IBM PureApplication™ System can help address these challenges. This paper describes how organizations can save time and money through consolidation and acceleration of applications onto a flexible IBM PureApplication System environment with built-in expertise."
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Empowering your organization through patterns of expertise

The skills needed to quickly design, test, configure and integrate solutions into today’s complex IT environments can be costly and scarce. IT managers may find themselves unable to develop and deploy applications and supporting systems as quickly and efficiently as they would like, even in virtual and cloud environments. As a result, businesses may lack the agility needed to be successful in a fast-paced, competitive environment. To address these challenges, IBM® PureSystems™ offerings provide patterns of expertise designed to deliver: Faster time-to-value; reduced costs and resources; lower risk and reduced errors; Essentially, a pattern is a recurring solution to a standard problem. This paper is intended to give business decision makers and IT executives an understanding of IBM PureSystems patterns—what they are, how they work and why they can provide exceptional value to an organization.
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The future of data service delivery and management starts here

Data workloads are rapidly evolving and changing. Today's enterprises have many different types of applications, with different usage patterns, all constantly accessing data. As a result, data services need to be more robust and scalable. IBM PureApplication System and IBM PureData ™ System for Transactions are designed to meet these needs. This paper shows how the latest technology and expertise built into these systems gives businesses an innovative approach to rapidly create and manage highly scalable data services, without the complexity of traditional approaches.
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    How to resolve the 5 worst service situations

    Trying to help someone who is arrogant and feels entitled is challenging. And unfortunately, it's not the only unsavory support situation you face.
    "Learn the mechanics of handling your worst transactions, and everything changes in terms of morale, performance and customer satisfaction levels."

    This brief, brought to you by Citrix GoToAssist, explores 5 really tough support situations that service and support professionals regularly face and how to effectively resolve them.

    Download the brief to learn:
    - How to extinguish social media firestorms
    - 3 surefire steps for handling an angry, arrogant person
    - What to do when (gasp!) you are at fault
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    Pay As-You-Grow Data Protection

    Data growth continues to be a major problem in the business world, and many small and medium businesses have just as hard a time responding to the challenge as large enterprises do. Although smaller organizations generally have less data to store, they also have fewer IT resources to work with. As a result, smaller companies are often the ones that are most harmed by rapid data growth. In order to get the data protection and recovery functionalities they need while staying within their budgets, small and medium businesses need a solution that takes a creative approach to data protection. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery gives small and medium businesses the opportunity to start out with only the individual solutions they need, and add new functionalities as they grow. In addition, TSM SUR only requires businesses to pay for the amount of data they store after compression and deduplication.
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    The Business Value of Improved Backup and Recovery

    The continuous growth of information means data protection is not only more important than ever before, it is also more expensive, time consuming and complex. And the historical tendency to use specific point solutions for backup and restore only makes matters worse. To meet these challenges organizations will need to modernize their backup and restore operations with a complete view of their backup environment and a comprehensive plan for migrating to optimized operations. They need to consolidate backup systems to address more complex recovery scenarios. Read the following analysis to better understand data and storage issues and demonstrate the value of deploying a modern data protection solution.
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    Phishing: The Latest Tactics and Potential Business Impacts

    As one of the top cybercrime ploys impacting both consumers and businesses, phishing has remained a consistently potent threat over the past several years. This paper highlights the current growth and trends in today's phishing schemes, the potential impact on companies, and insight into how businesses can apply technology to protect themselves and their customers.
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    Website Security Threat Report

    Symantec has established some of the most comprehensive sources of Internet threat data in the world. The network monitors attack activity in more than 200 countries and territories through a combination of Symantec products and services, and other third-party data sources. These resources give Symantec's analysts unparalleled sources of data with which to identify, analyse, and provide informed commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam. The result is the annual Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. This version of the report - the Website Security Threat Report - has been created to specifically focus on website security issues.
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    Six Things That Can Kill Your Website and How To Stop Them

    Your website is your shop front, your brand on display and an essential sales and marketing tool. You spent a lot of money building it and attracting visitors. It is business critical: it would be a disaster if that shop front were smashed, your reputation was tarnished and visitors stopped coming. This is why website security is so important. This white paper lists six threats to your website and what you can do to prevent them.
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    WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile compared to Tomcat

    Make an informed decision when choosing your application serving environment. Does it matter if your developers use open source software while your enterprise has standardized on a commercial application server? You bet it does. Learn the facts of TCO and performance in this comparison of IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile to Apache Tomcat.

    Sponsored by IBM and Intel

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    The Total Economic Impact of WebSphere Application Server

    There are many great things to come out of open source initiatives, not the least of which is innovation. But relying on an open source application server for your most critical customer-facing apps may not be the smartest strategy. Consider the security, integrity, scalability, and ultimately lower TCO of the proven IBM WebSphere Application Server for your enterprise.
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