It’s important for network security architects to understand the performance and scalability profiles for any solution they’re considering. We’ve created a technical document showing the performance metrics of AppGate XDP, with a focus on how the Controller component operates under load, for both physical and virtual appliances. This document will help you understand how to size an environment to meet your performance requirements.
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Is your hardware an easy target?
Enterprises spend a lot of time and money to ensure their corporate resources are secure. Hardware management systems like IPMI and BMC* are often neglected.
This is a problem. Get the infographic which looks at the neglected side of hardware and how this dark matter will expose you to network security threats.
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With 1 million active customers, AWS is the clear leader in cloud services. Yet controlling user access to AWS resources is a consistent problem. If organizations don’t address this, they risk serious security and compliance issues that can impact the business.
The problem is that AWS Security Groups fall short – they’re static and IP address-based. Trying to control “who can access what” with static IP address and port mapping just doesn’t scale in today’s dynamic AWS environments.
Relying on AWS Security Groups leads to:
- Over privileged users
- Unmanaged vulnerabilities
- Never-ending firewall and ACL configuration work
The bottom line is that with AWS security groups, your team can’t meet security or compliance needs. Fortunately, there is a new and better way to secure access to AWS with AppGate XDP.
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Enterprises have rapidly embraced the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model for developing, building, and deploying enterprise applications. Whether deployed on-premises as a private cloud, or leveraging a public cloud infrastructure, the benefits are undeniable: highly-scalable, on-demand compute and storage resources, nearly unlimited flexibility of the virtualized network environment. Cryptzone continues to address the dynamic nature of the cloud and the security challenges it brings with AppGate XDP. Read more in the whitepaper “Dynamic Policy-Based Access Control with AppGate XDP.”
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The number of data breaches hit a record high in 2014 – and 2015 is not looking any better. In the US alone to date there have been 591 reported breaches, exposing more than 175,443,888 individuals’ personally identifiable information (PII), payment card details, protected healthcare data (PHI) and/or other private information. Our eBook looks at the aftermath of a breach, from costs to the areas of vulnerability and common attack vectors. But don’t despair, we also offer 7 ways to protect against breaches and reduce risk.
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Many recent headlines have highlighted the fact that the traditional perimeter-based approach to network security has failed to adequately protect organizations, and that a new approach is needed. This white paper examines the traditional approach to network security, and why it can no longer effectively be used in today’s environment. It also offers a new approach to network access based on a ‘segment of one’ that can simplify and improve your security.
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As organizations replace on-premises applications with cloud-based ones, more of their data communications occur outside the corporate firewall, creating a completely new set of compliance and security concerns. Paramount among these concerns is the security of business-critical and sensitive information.This paper discusses how organizations can reap the benefits of Office 365 while mitigating security risks associated with storing information outside the corporate firewall. By reading this white paper, organizations can see how to manage content security risks in Office 365 by continuously monitoring content and automatically applying granular controls to limit access to and the distribution of sensitive content.
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Effective from January 2015, PCI DSS 3.0 has made compliance an even more demanding task for organizations that handle payment card data. At the same time, recent cyberattacks have demonstrated that compliance alone is no guarantee that data is secure.
In order to succeed in this environment, organizations need to abandon the uphill struggle of attempting to tackle both new PCI requirements and emerging cyber threats using traditional, inflexible network and information security solutions. This whitepaper presents an alternative, best-practice approach to securing payment card data, built on four pillars that address information security while promoting continuous compliance.
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AppGate Secure Access makes the application/server infrastructure effectively “invisible.” It then delivers access to authorized resources only, verifying a number of user variables each session—including device posture and identity—before granting access to an application. Once the user logs out, the secure tunnel disappears. Additionally, when a new device is on a public network, or a device that failed to log in tries to connect, additional security requirements (such as multi-factor authentication) can be enforced, or access can be denied.Download our infographic on AppGate’s context aware, dynamic approach to secure access to learn more.
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With the widespread growth of cloud applications, we surveyed organizations to look at adoption of the Microsoft Office 365 platform. The survey addressed how organizations are utilizing Office 365 and SharePoint, where they have limitations, what applications they are using from the platform, and how organizations perceive the security of Office 365 for controlling sensitive data.
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Given the proliferation of cybercrimes and growing concerns over inside threats, Cryptzone conducted a survey with TechValidate to determine how organizations are implementing network access control (NAC) policies and security solutions to address today’s network environments.
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Accessibility for people with disabilities is more important now than ever before. The last decade has shown how information technology (particularly the Internet) opens up new worlds for an ever-increasing number of people with disabilities. At the same time, Web accessibility standards have also evolved to keep pace. This white paper explains the global trend to adopt the Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) – the most important and influential Web accessibility standard worldwide — and why it provides a better accessibility experience for users with disabilities.
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In the absence of specific regulations for Web accessibility in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses are left without legal guidance on how to make their complex websites accessible. Some advocate for full compliance with WCAG 2.0 in all content while others argue that nothing is required at all. This white paper discusses the risks to businesses that do not employ Web accessibility citing recent lawsuits, and suggests some best practices for readily achievable Web accessibility that any business can employ.
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Do you know what where to start or how to improve your Web accessibility? If you are not sure what to do, download our whitepaper to help you kick start or improve your existing Web accessibility program to meet compliance.
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Universities face liability if their Web content is inaccessible under Section 504 and other laws. This is further complicated by new laws and regulations that change some of these obligations, but also the standards for what constitutes “accessible” Web content. Colleges and universities also face the increasing chance of liability due to disability rights organizations filing more complaints and lawsuits based on these laws. The lawsuits filed are also extending liability beyond the Web to include other new technologies used in education. This white paper will provide guidance on the changing legal landscape of Web accessibility in higher education.
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SharePoint is purchased for a number of reasons, but generally the primary purpose is to foster the collaboration and information sharing required in order to achieve these objectives. But opening up documents for sharing can open up a can of worms when it comes to security. This white paper will look at the issues around securing documents in the context of Microsoft's recommended inheritance model, which defines permissions and allows them to be inherited through all sites, lists, libraries, folders and items.
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Collaboration is a critical part of business success and a key driver for increasing competitiveness and productivity. If you are using enterprise collaborative environments from SharePoint to file shares, or even social platforms, you do not want to find yourself in a position where you are scrambling to retrofit security measures after the mishandling of sensitive data, or worse a data breach.
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Many companies have a hard time choosing whether to use folders or metadata for security and classification in SharePoint. The problem is that out-of-the-box neither folders nor metadata can achieve effective security and classification in SharePoint.This white paper outlines the seven most commonly asked questions on using folders versus metadata for SharePoint security. It provides insight and solutions for more secure and effective document security.
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Many companies have invested in SharePoint for managing their unstructured information and fostering enterprise collaboration. However, few have fully realized the potential efficiencies and productivities that SharePoint offers because of concerns about the security of the information stored in it. This white paper looks at the top 10 security challenges with SharePoint collaboration facing executives and IT managers today.
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You know you need to be HIPAA compliant. However, achieving compliance, while still allowing employees to collaborate in SharePoint, is not easy. Healthcare organizations looking to leverage SharePoint for collaboration often struggle with a number of issues trying to meet compliance with the strict requirements set by HIPAA. Download this white paper to learn how to conquer the barriers to collaboration in SharePoint. Discover how technology can help your organization safely leverage SharePoint for the storage and collaboration of PHI and other confidential material.
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Effective information security and compliance not only requires a well defined governance strategy, but also the ability to manage risk by putting controls in place to identify issues and potential violations, restrict actions that can be taken with sensitive data and log activity. This illustrated guide lays out each step; from defining your strategy, to implementing Cryptzone's solutions for dynamically managing security in SharePoint and Office 365 to help protect your organization's data and meet compliance goals.
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This white paper looks at the IT landscape today and why traditional models are failing. It also explores how a layered defense, built on the principles of Zero Trust, can be used to combat cyber attacks involving privileged user accounts and enable organizations to regain control over their networks and mitigate risk.
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Regulatory compliance is a critical concern for many organizations. However, implementing the proper security controls and demonstrating compliance places a considerable burden on system administrators and can become very costly. Compliance with regulations, such as SOX, FISMA, PCI, FSA and SCC has always been challenging, but is especially difficult when adherence to multiple regulations is required.
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This study, conducted amongst attendees at Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas (USA) found that at least 36% of SharePoint users are breaching security policies, and gaining access to sensitive and confidential information, to which they are not entitled. Read the survey for more findings and SharePoint security recommendations.
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