The bot threat

Some of the most serious threats networks face today are "bots," remotely controlled robotic programs that strike in many different ways and deliver destructive payloads, self propagating to infect more and more systems and eventually forming a "botnet." Download this whitepaper to learn how bots work and how, by adopting the right strategy, you can effectively prevent direct attacks against your critical systems.
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Know the big three

According to Morgan Stanley Research, the smart phone will become the dominant computing platform by the end of 2013, with more units being sold than desktop and laptop computers combined. It's been a remarkable and rapid transformation, and ease of use and flexibility have outpaced security. This paper will tell you how to prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen devices.
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eBook: Understand and defend against risk

Today's world, full of computing clouds, mobile devices, and applications accessible from anywhere, opens your IT infrastructure to more threats and vulnerabilities from increasingly sophisticated attackers. This eBook covers best-practice tips on implementing and maintaining security to defend your business.
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Big Security for Big Data

In order to meet current security problems, a new paradigm shift needs to occur. Businesses need the ability to secure data, collect it, and aggregate into an intelligent format, so that real-time alerting and reporting can take place. The first step is to establish complete visibility so that you can monitor your data and those who access it. Next, you need to understand the context, so that you can focus on assets that are critical to your business. Finally, you need to utilize the intelligence gathered so that you can harden your attack surface and stop attacks before data is exfiltrated. This white paper will give you the information you need to get started.
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5 Ways to Put Business First: Building Infrastructure From a Workload & Process Perspective

In years past IT managers were willing to be saddled with the dreaded vendor lock-in. They were willing to let their infrastructure and software choices be dictated by one or two vendors in the hope of better operation efficiency and support. Those days, however, are long gone. Most IT shops are platform and vendor neutral. But building a server architecture that can allow for true agnosticism is challenging. In this paper, learn five actionable ways your IT organization can leverage IBM's System X technology to build truly scalable and flexible data centers that can power any number of vendor systems and business processes and workloads.
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Why IBM Operational Decision Management?

By using IBM Operational Decision Management (IBM ODM) software for implementing decision logic, you can realize a major advancement in bridging the gap between business people and IT. The solution provides capabilities for the line-of-business to define policies in a form that is both understandable by the non-technical user and deployable to the systems that use them to automate decisions, facilitating clear communication between the policy managers defining the requirements and the developers implementing the business system solution.
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IBM Business Process Manager

Simplified graphical design tools-make it easier for every team member, including nontechnical users, to collaborate on process design and analysis. Download this whitepaper and learn how to: Increase efficiency, Increase collaboration and Visibility into process performance.
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SOA Design Principles for Dummies

What you may call basic SOA or IT - centric SOA applies SOA principles to the flexible integration of an enterprise IT portfolio. But controlling interactions through well-defined services and interfaces certainly applies to mobile, social, cloud, and Big Data solutions as well. SOA is simply good design for IT integration and for the business solutions of an ever-more-connected and ever-more-distributed world. This book is a guide to applying the design principles of SOA to the business problems of today.
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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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Three Ways to Improve Your Data Storage Capabilities

Storage is at the heart of any data center application. Whether you're managing hundreds of virtual machine images or millions of records, you need to be able to save, search for, and retrieve that data in the optimal amount of time. This guide will detail storage strategies that will help you gain access to high-speed Flash storage, and bring it into your data center, regardless of the size of your operation. We'll explore how you can manage your storage needs, optimize storage performance, and do so while saving money at the same time.
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5 Ways to Move From IT Resilience to Cloud-Based Business Resilience

By now most IT departments have some form of resilience strategy in place and is likely already out of date. Many of these legacy plans rely on expensive remote locations and duplicate facilities, concepts that are no longer feasible in today's business environment. Learn five ways your organization can better utilize cloud computing to build a better, holistic resilience plan that will cover the entire business, not just IT infrastructure and systems. This IT Managers' Journal covers all the topics for cloud-based resilience, including cloud-based offsite backup and data protection, service-level agreements (SLAs), disaster recovery, virtualization and more.
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