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  • Protecting Traffic in the Datacenter
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: A critical part of any data center security strategy is to employ next-generation physical and virtual firewalls working in concert to monitor and analyze all network traffic within the data center. Firewall appliances monitor traffic attempting to cross the data center's network perimeter, while virtual firewalls examine traffic going to or from the data center's virtual servers. Such an approach provides a robust security solution for cloud environments, where threats can potentially come from others using the same physical server for virtual services.

    IT leaders can address the threats within their data centers by strategically using firewall appliances and virtual firewalls from vendors, such as Palo Alto Networks
  • IT Systems Management for Financial Institutions
    Source: Kaseya
    White Paper: Automated IT systems management, or IT automation - where software manages the routine, day-to-day tasks of IT maintenance - is helping financial institutions of all sizes to work smarter, better and faster to maintain regulatory compliance and reduce risk. And where large banks have been turning to automation for decades, we're seeing an increasing number of small to midsized institutions taking the same route in the interest of advancing their competitive position with new services.
  • Banking IT Systems Management: Challenges and Solutions
    Source: Kaseya
    White Paper: Banking systems are inherently distributed in multiple branch and ATM locations, as well as home banking over the internet. As the number of access points grows, so does the complexity of IT systems management. Systems need to be readily available and productive yet secure and protected from data-breach. The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies can cost the organization much in terms of fines, lost opportunities and a damaged reputation. With such a serious and complex challenge, employing an efficient and comprehensive solution is paramount to minimize risk and instill confidence in the organization's ability to fulfill on its compliance requirements.
  • Healthcare IT Systems Management: Challenges and Solutions
    Source: Kaseya
    White Paper: Healthcare systems are inherently distributed across large campus environments, making regular IT systems management complex and time consuming. Systems need to be readily available and productive yet secure and protected from data loss. The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies are not only measured in dollars lost but in lives saved. With such a complex and critical proposition, efficiency is paramount to fulfilling the organization's mission of providing quality, timely patient care.
  • Automation Cheat Sheet For HIPAA IT Compliance
    Source: Kaseya
    White Paper: Ever since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) debuted, small and medium-size healthcare organizations have been struggling to comply. And with new rules coming out with regularity, the process becomes more rigorous all the time. This comprehensive cheat sheet outlines all the processes you should be automating right now to make the next HIPAA IT audit simpler, faster, and less scary.
  • Enterprise Cyber Risk Management Protecting IT Assets that Matter
    Source: Bay Dynamics
    White Paper: Protecting IT assets is a complicated business. With so many moving parts and concerns, security teams can be overwhelmed by the threats and vulnerabilities barraging their enterprises every day. How can security teams ensure they are addressing the right threats and vulnerabilities that could lead to a compromise of their crown jewels?

    This white paper explains how enterprises can comprehensively protect their most valued assets in a targeted, resource-efficient manner. Highlights from the paper include:

    - Interconnecting asset value, business context, threat and behavioral anomaly data and vulnerability data to determine which vulnerabilities to patch and which threats to investigate more immediately.
    - Engaging line-of-business application owners, individuals who are on the front lines of protection, in the cyber risk reduction process.
    - Using automation to collect, communicate, analyze and report up-to-date cyber risk data.
  • There Is No Silver Bullet
    Source: Trend Micro Incorporated
    White Paper: The strengths and weakness of today's threat-protection techniques and why a multi-layered approach to endpoint security is a must.
  • Case Study: Dover Federal Credit Union
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: Moving wireless local area network management to a cloud provider such as Meraki means more than lifting the burden of day to-day network traffic monitoring, points out Menezes. When cloud solutions automate crucial tasks such as software and firmware updates, they ensure that an organization is getting full benefit from the solution's features and that security vulnerabilities are addressed promptly.
  • 802.11AC Wave 2: Catching WI-FI's New Wave
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: The 802.11ac standard significantly improves the performance and scalability of wireless networks compared with existing gear based on the older 802.11n standard. As Wave 2 products for 802.11ac emerge, they deliver vital new capabilities that enable wireless networks to meet the growing demands being placed on them.
  • Worry-Free Wi-Fi
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: Even if an organization has staff with experience building wireless networks, it might not have the time to monitor Wi-Fi, or it might not be aware of the latest threats to look out for. Turning to a solutions provider can deliver that expertise without having to train or hire IT staff, or pull them from other responsibilities.
  • An Infrastructure in the Cloud
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: IT decision-makers at most enterprises understand the benefits that the cloud has to offer: increased agility and more predictable budgeting, among others. In many organizations, in fact, "cloud first" has become the mantra when seeking out new software solutions. But often, enterprises are less clear on the specific use cases of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how providers can help deliver IT capabilities that meet their needs and help them to achieve desired business outcomes.

    As cloud computing matures, it's increasingly vital that enterprise IT decision-makers understand the potential advantages of utilizing IaaS solutions such as Microsoft Azure. Just as important is an understanding of how to strategically move resources to the cloud. For many enterprises, this understanding is achieved with the help of a trusted partner that can provide expert, in-depth advice and assist with each step of the process -- from assessment and planning, to cloud migration and management of hosted services.
  • Trend Micro and Microsoft: A Powerful Security Partnership
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: Almost every organization around the world depends on Microsoft's wide range of products. From operating systems and office productivity software, to Windows servers and Surface tablets, Microsoft products power the modern enterprise. As more organizations move to the cloud, Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform and Office 365 cloud productivity solution present even more options for Microsoft adoption. Microsoft has made the security of its products a top priority, but the ubiquitous nature of its software makes it a target, leading enterprise security teams to be justifiably concerned about maintaining the security of their Microsoft implementations. Trend Micro's long relationship with Microsoft has led to the development of numerous products that address these concerns.

    Trend Micro provides enterprise IT teams with a wide range of solutions that are specifically developed to enhance the security of Microsoft platforms and products. Trend Micro's products range from traditional anti-malware solutions to cloud-centric intrusion detection and prevention packages. IT professionals adopting Trend Micro solutions benefit from the company's long-standing partnership with Microsoft.
  • Cloud Opportunities: Infrastructure as a Service
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: One of cloud computing's greatest areas of opportunity is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). In this approach, vendors offer infrastructure components such as computing, storage, networking and databases in a commoditized fashion. In the white paper below, we've outlined an essential primer about the ins-and-outs of IaaS, and how it can help your institution's IT pursuits.
  • Securing Your Azure Deployment
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: Many organizations find Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform an indispensable part of their IT environment. Once they adopt Azure and other cloud computing services, security becomes an essential consideration. Organizations of all sizes are implementing these services to achieve agility,
    flexibility, scalability and cost savings, but worry whether adopting them jeopardizes their security posture, particularly in today's sophisticated threat environment.

    Microsoft understands these concerns and has made security a key design element of the Azure platform. Azure employs powerful encryption and access management tools, and Microsoft maintains a focus on security as the platform evolves. That being said, security in the cloud is a shared responsibility requiring commitments of time and energy from both vendors and customers. Enterprises adopting cloud computing services must implement their own security strategies to ensure that their Azure deployments adequately protect enterprise applications and data.
  • Rsam Vendor Risk Management Solution Checklist
    Source: Rsam
    White Paper: As enterprises continue to outsource more aspects of their operations to third parties, they expose themselves to more shared risk. It can be a staggering responsibility. Most organizations understand the need to automate vendor risk management activities to keep up with increasing scope and scrutiny. Yet they struggle to identify and prioritize the key features their VRM solution must provide so they can make a significant impact quickly.

    The following solution checklist can serve as a guide. It outlines key features that you should look for in a VRM solution and explains their significance in mitigating vendor risk.

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