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  • unified threat management (UTM)

    Unified threat management (UTM) is an approach to security management that allows an administrator to monitor and manage a wide variety of security-related applications and infrastructure components through a single management console.

  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

    IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is a framework for a set of protocols for security at the network or packet processing layer of network communication.

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Assessing and Managing Risk

Midmarket IT organizations need a streamlined approach to risk management and risk assessments. Here, you'll learn the strategic side to security, including the basics on risk assessments, metrics and reporting; choosing managed security services; audit and regulatory compliance planning; writing and enforcing IT security policies; and end user training and awareness training.

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  • risk analysis

    Risk analysis is the process of defining and analyzing the dangers to individuals, businesses, and government agencies posed by potential natural and human-caused adverse events... (Continued)

  • clean desk policy (CDP)

    A clean desk policy (CDP) is a corporate directive that specifies how employees should leave their working space when they leave the office. Most CDPs require employees to clear their desks of all papers at the end of the day.

  • managed security services (MSS)

    Managed security services (MSS) is a systematic approach to managing an organization's security needs.

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Windows Security

Most midmarket IT organizations are heavily invested in Windows. Rather than bolt on security, those IT teams must extend the capabilities offered in Windows Server, Windows Vista and Windows XP to simplify management and keep costs in check. Here you'll learn more about identity and access management, configuration and patch management, endpoint security management, threat management and security integration and centralized security management within Windows.

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  • stack overflow

    A stack overflow is an undesirable condition in which a particular computer program tries to use more memory space than the call stack has available. In programming, the call stack is a buffer that stores requests that need to be handled.

  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

  • Back Orifice

    Back Orifice is a rootkit program designed to expose the security deficiencies of Microsoft's Windows operating systems. The program's name is inspired by the name of Microsoft's BackOffice product. Created by a group of hackers called the Cult of the Dead Cow, Back Orifice allows someone at one computer to control everything on another, remote computer running Windows. (Continued)

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Network Security

The security of a midmarket organization's IT network is important to the protection of network infrastructure and resources available over a network. Here you'll learn about intrusion prevention and detection, firewall management, wireless security, the integration of security into the network, as well as network access controls.

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  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

    IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is a framework for a set of protocols for security at the network or packet processing layer of network communication.

  • intrusion detection (ID)

    Intrusion detection (ID) is a type of security management system for computers and networks. An ID system gathers and analyzes information from various areas within a computer or a network to identify possible security breaches, which include both intrusions (attacks from outside the organization) and misuse (attacks from within the organization). (Continued)

  • Snort

    Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch.

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Threats and Vulnerabilities

Threat and vulnerability management is crucial to the protection of data stored in servers, desktops, laptops and workstations. Here, midmarket IT organizations will find expert help and training on the use and management of integrated security appliances and systems such as unified threat management appliances, antimalware management, configuration and patch management, email and mobile device protection and security vulnerability management.

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  • malware (malicious software)

    Malware is software that is harmful to users or their computing systems. Find out about the different kinds of malware and what they can do.

  • unified threat management (UTM)

    Unified threat management (UTM) is an approach to security management that allows an administrator to monitor and manage a wide variety of security-related applications and infrastructure components through a single management console.

  • SEO poisoning (search poisoning)

    Search poisoning, also known as search engine poisoning, is an attack involving malicious websites that are designed to show up prominently in search results. The sites associated with the links may infect visitors with malware or fraudulently access sensitive information to be used for identity theft.

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  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks traffic to and from a Web application. WAFs are ...

  • MD5

    The MD5 hashing algorithm is a one-way cryptographic function that accepts a message of any length as input and returns as output...

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

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  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

SearchStorage

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...

  • VRAM (video ram)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

  • ZFS

    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems to control the placement, storage and retrieval...

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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