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Featured HP Network Security Solutions White Papers

2015 Cyber Risk Report

We're making it easy for hackers. New technologies like mobile, Big Data, and the Internet of Things expand the attack surface and bring new technologies they can exploit. In addition, weaknesses in code that is decades old and common problems like server misconfiguration, weak passwords, and poor coding practices open doors that should have been closed long ago. To protect your business, you need an in-depth understanding of the evolving threat landscape and how hackers exploit it to penetrate defenses and steal data.

The HP Cyber Risk Report 2015 brings you the information you need. This comprehensive report culminates a year-long effort by one of the most capable and respected security research organizations in the world. It's packed with more than 70 pages of detail including:
- The common, well-known problems that continue to plague cyber security
- Security trends in Windows, Linux, and mobile OSs
- Why security pros were unprepared for Heartbleed and similar events
- Why multi-layer defenses are now required
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Network Security Intelligence Selection Buying Guide

The security industry has thousands of researchers looking for vulnerabilities in the software you use—HP Security Research alone has more than 3000. But how do you apply the security intelligence they develop to the job of protecting your network? The Activate “Network Security Intelligence Selection Buying Guide" tells you what you need to know about security intelligence.

Read it to learn:
- Who finds more Microsoft vulnerabilities than anyone else in the industry
- How next-generation firewalls (NGFW) and next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) work
- How HP TippingPoint NGFW and NGIPS combine industry-leading security research with ultra-fast hardware to spot and block cyber attacks
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Next-Generation IPS and Firewall: Why You Need Both

Next-generation enterprise firewalls (NGFW) include intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology that enables them to spot and block cyber attacks. But they do not replace IPS solutions—you need both. This HP business white paper shows how NGFW and next-generation IPS (NGIPS) are complementary security solutions that work together to secure your network.

Read the white paper to learn:
- How NGFW differ from earlier firewalls
- How NGFW and NGIPS work together to disrupt all four phases of a cyber attack
- How HP TippingPoint applies the industry's best security intelligence in TippingPoint NGFW and NGIPS
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Think like a Bad Guy: Understanding Advanced Threats and How to Mitigate Them

When you're a hacker, time is on your side. Time to find a soft spot in your armor, to evade defenses, to seek out your most critical data. Increasingly, today's advanced threats circumvent traditional defenses—even sandboxing. You need a new approach.

This SlashGuide white paper helps you understand advanced threats and how to defend against them. Read it to learn:
- How threats are changing
- Why that requires changing defenses
- The fundamental requirements for an advanced threat appliance
- How HP TippingPoint Advanced Threat Appliance helps neutralize patient zero and minimize the time malware sits on your network
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Survey Shows Organizations Have Plenty of Room for Improvement with IT Security

Is your organization prepared for today’s sophisticated security attacks? Probably not, if you’re like the respondents in a new study from IDG Research Services, sponsored by HP. Get this exclusive report to learn how to mitigate the most common security shortcomings, like failure to quarantine once they’ve been hit; and taking far too long to discover and mitigate breaches.

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Improve Your Security in 30 Days

This (slightly tongue-in-cheek) white paper shows how you can use HP TippingPoint to materially improve your security posture in 30 days. It offers a day-by-day approach that helps you understand what an NGIPS can do and includes links to background information to help you better understand the threat landscape and today’s defenses.

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Incident Response: How to Fight Back

This SANS survey on incident response taps the collective knowledge of 259 security professionals to help you understand how other companies respond to cyber incidents and how you can improve your own response.

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The 2014 Next Generation Firewall Challenge

The Target security breach and discovery of the “Heartbleed” vulnerability in web encryption software taught us some important lessons about enterprise security. Analyst Robin Layland applies those lessons to establish key requirements for next-generation firewalls (NGFW). Then HP’s TJ Alldridge explains how HP TippingPoint NGFW meets those requirements and offers a compelling NGFW that is simple, effective, and reliable.

Read the report to learn:

• How NGFWs improve on earlier firewalls
• Why they are needed to counter today’s advanced threats
• Why HP leads the industry in security vulnerability research
• How HP TippingPoint keeps security professionals focused on what matters
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Security Considerations When Undergoing a Network Refresh

Corporate networks are under a constant state of siege - not just from threats but from the pressure of supporting the ever-growing number of clients, devices and platforms that have resulted from the BYOD phenomena. Network demands will only increase as we move to the "internet of things" adding sensors and instrumentation of all types to the list of security burdens.

This SlashGuide looks at the most important factors IT should keep top of mind as they plan their move to 802.11ac, higher bandwidth wired infrastructure or upgrading to switches and routers with enhanced capabilities.
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Not Your Father’s IPS: SANS Survey on Network Security Results

With cyber crime on the rise, many organizations rely on intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to detect and stop attacks. But to counter increasingly sophisticated threats, IPS is evolving into next-generation IPS (NGIPS). What drives the need for these new systems? And how are they different from earlier IPS?

This study details a survey of 439 IT security and network professionals conducted by the SANS Institute. It explores use of IPS within respondents’ organizations and their plans for future NGIPS. Read the results to understand how contemporaries are using IPS and how NGIPS is evolving to counter today’s cyber threat.
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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 and learn how bots work and how, by adopting the right strategy, you can use a defense-in-depth strategy to effectively prevent direct attacks against your critical systems.

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Why you need a next-generation firewall:

Next-generation (NG) firewalls, with features such as deep packet inspection, intrusion detection, application identification, and granular control, are important weapons in the battle against hacking and malware. Mobile applications have taken the overall scheme of corporate IT, and NG firewalls enable organizations to incorporate full-stack inspection to support intrusion prevention. This white paper explores the reasons for implementing NG firewalls and lays out a path to success for overburdened IT organizations.

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Building a Better Network Security Strategy

In today's global, always-on world, network security is crucial. Enterprises need to ensure that employees accessing their networks are secure at all times. A comprehensive network security solution needs to include a number of factors, including network reliability, resources for managing the network, network features and functions, and full integration. This Slashdot Pulse offers insight into IT professionals who currently manage network security, giving readers a glimpse into real-word security plans and tactics.

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8 Ways To Better Monitor Network Security Threats in the Age of BYOD

Today's workforce is highly mobile. They don't just work on laptops, they also use smartphones, tablets and other devices, many of which they brought into the enterprise themselves. In addition, these workers don't stay put. While many work from the office, most access corporate networks and data from a variety of locations, including home offices, airports, hotels, and wide area networks, often using any or all of the aforementioned devices. Identifying and managing network security risks in this environment is a non-stop, 24/7 challenge for even the most seasoned IT security professionals.

This SlashGuide offers unique insight and analysis into how network security professionals can better identify, manage, and contain the leading network security risk factors that arise from a mobile, always-on workforce. This paper arms IT security professionals with the information they need to better manage and mitigate these network security risks, giving them actionable tips they can put into practice today.
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