In a perfect world, managing the discovery of software assets, the capture of license entitlements and optimization of an organization’s software usage and compliance situation would be a single-click operation. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and those charged with managing an organization’s software compliance, availability and expenditure face a number of challenges that can easily derail a Software Asset Management (SAM) program.
This paper from the SAM experts at Snow Software investigates some of the major challenges facing SAM managers and IT executives and highlights how to build a successful strategy to overcome them, ensuring the SAM program delivers true value to the business.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
We are pleased to present the findings of The Impact of IT Transformation on Enterprise Computing sponsored by Logicalis. The objective of this research is to better understand how the different stages of IT transformation can affect an organization, the challenges of advancing through each stage, and how successful progression can improve an organization’s IT effectiveness.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
Last year, Mac malware increased by 66% with a single, high-profile attack infecting over 600,000 machines. Malware authors are targeting unsuspecting Mac users and gaining access to organization's data. Still wondering whether Macs need protection? See what advice a senior strategic analyst at ESG has to share.
Published By: Varonis
Published Date: Nov 12, 2013
Odds are fairly high that there is sensitive data on your corporate network that is overexposed and itching to escape. But will it ?Forrester thinks so – in a recent survey, 22% of security decision makers reported a data breach in the past twelve months, and at an average cost of $7.2 million per breach, it’s no shock that organizations are constantly working to strengthen their defenses.
The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports are available, covering Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Secure Email Gateway vendors. Published in May and July 2013, you’ll get insights on the current state of security threats and solutions.
Find out why Gartner says, “The secure email gateway market is mature. Buyers should focus on strategic vendors, data loss prevention, capability encryption, and better protection from targeted phishing attacks.
Malware has changed considerably since the early PC viruses appeared more than 25 years ago. Today, it evolves so quickly that many customers find staying ahead of the latest threat nearly impossible. If the explosion in malware variants weren’t enough, sophisticated client-side attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) target victims in ways that evade traditional security measures. The question isn’t whether your network will be attacked with advanced malware. The question is when it will happen and how you will respond. Advanced malware is changing the way security is managed.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Jun 03, 2015
The IT news over the last year has been filled with story after story on data breaches, making the release of Lumensions’ 4th annual data protection maturity report all the more relevant. Review this report for a timely analysis of the threats, responses, policies, and technologies comprising today’s shifting data security landscape. It also reveals how organizations have made progress, the steps they plan to take to address data protection challenges in 2015—and where they may still be at risk.
This whitepaper examines the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) movement, from carrying around a floppy disk to today's "cloud" services. This paper explains that employees may not be aware that their file transfer methods can cause a risk to security. Ways to ensure that employees can securely send files without risking corporate data security and what that dangers are with BYOD transfers are also discussed. Recent security breaches are referenced in the paper, and why such attacks are expected to continue into the future. The paper concludes with a description of how companies can ensure data security and how Globalscape's secure file transfer products meet and exceed that need.
Email. It can be the source of some of IT's biggest headaches. As it eats up storage and bandwidth, it also opens up holes in your IT security plan. But there is good news. Mail Express can easily solve your most troublesome headaches surrounding email and it can reduce costs, too!
In today’s world of explosive data volumes, midmarket companies face a growing number of challenges when it comes to safeguarding data, and today's approaches to backup and data protection are falling short. The Brief outlines HP solutions to meet IT needs for backup appliances that tightly integrate deduplication, data protection and recovery.
Phishing is defined by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) as a broadly launched social engineering attack in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing personal credentials that can be used fraudulently against them. In short, it’s online fraud to the highest degree.
Although it’s been around for years, phishing is still one of the most common and effective online scams. The schemes are varied, typically involving some combination of spoofed email (spam), malicious software (malware), and fake websites to harvest personal information from unwitting consumers. The explosive rise of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media networks has given phishers new vectors to exploit, along with access to volumes of personal data that can be used in more targeted attacks or spear phishing. The fact that phishing attacks are still so common highlights their efficacy and reinforces the need to implement comprehensive phishing and response plans to protect organizations.
An effective phishing protection plan should focus on four primary areas: Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery. High-level recommendations for each of the four areas are outlined in this whitepaper.
PCs have been the core productivity tool for organizations for years, but the workforce and technology trends are changing dramatically. With Windows 10, hypermobile employees, and increasing security threats, it’s more critical than ever for IT to understand how the latest PCs have evolved to tackle these challenges.
Download this eGuide from Dell and Intel® to learn how…
· Dell’s latest commercial notebooks, 2-in-1s, tablets and desktops are thinner, lighter, faster, and more beautiful than ever before
· New PCs can increase productivity by up to 50% and reduce security concerns with built-in data protection software
· Windows 10 will affect commercial organizations and how IT can plan for the next wave of PCs and devices
Microsoft Office 365 is being rapidly adopted by organizations of all sizes to give users greater flexibility and access to applications anytime, anywhere, and on virtually any device. Despite built-in data protection, additional capabilities are needed to protect precious data from advanced threats and malicious insiders. McAfee Data Loss Prevention offers comprehensive protection for your most sensitive data regardless of where it resides or where it travels—in the cloud or on premises.
Read this white paper and learn how to achieve the scalability you need to address evolving data protection requirements. Plus, find the right data protection solution for your business, whether in the public, private or hybrid cloud.
Read this comprehensive guide to the General Data Protection Regulation and learn how to comply with new regulations and address business implications, establish a holistic data compliance strategy and better manage your data through the lens of data privacy by design.
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