The experts will tell you that keeping your network safe from the cyber-wolves howling after your data is complicated, expensive, and best left to them. But the truth is, anybody with a working knowledge of networks and computers can do just about everything necessary to defend their network against most security threats.

Whether your network consists of one computer with a high-speed Internet connection or hundreds of workstations distributed across dozens of locations, you’ll find what you need to build a secure network from scratch.

Get quick, easy, low-cost solutions to all your network security concerns, including how to use simple, economical techniques to secure your data in this free eBook.

Don't wait until you fall a victim, and they got you shaking in your boots. Request your copy FREE eBook on Network Security For Dummies now!

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Special Report: How to Use Hadoop as a Piece of the Big Data Puzzle

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Saturday, December 20, 2014 |

Hadoop is an open-source software framework developed by Apache for distributed storage and distributed processing of Big Data on clusters of commodity hardware. It allows for distributed processing of large data sets across multiple computers using simple programming models.

While it can be the key to uncovering profitable insights and answering complex questions, many organizations struggle to store, manage and analyze this valuable resource.

This whitepaper summarizes a webinar in which three SAS experts discuss how Hadoop works and why it's important, how Hadoop can address big data challenges, and how advanced analytics can enhance and streamline Hadoop.

It's pretty easy to become overwhelmed by the growing volume, velocity and variety of big data. So, grab the missing piece to the big data puzzle, by requesting a complimentary FREE Whitepaper on "how to Use Hadoop as a Piece of the Big Data Puzzle" now.

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Bing Predicts: What Technology to Expect in 2015?

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Friday, December 19, 2014 |

Microsoft's Bing scored some points in predicting the outcome of several events in 2014, which included FIFA World Cup, US Elections, and the Scottish independence vote, and now has also resorted to its crystal ball to pinpoint what technology to expect in 2015.

Bing predicts, analyses search and social signals, among others to uncover emerging trends that it expects to break in the coming year.

Bing's predictions for technology in 2015 includes: Wearables, Digital Personal Assistants (like Cortana), Home Automation, Virtual Reality and 3D printing.

The predictions consider things like search intent and contextual understanding to distinguish the difference between what is truly a trend versus something that's just a buzz.

Microsoft is harping on earlier successes to pitch itself against Google as the go-to destination for predictive technology. And may perhaps, establish Bing Predicts in the space following more successful outcomes.

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Exclusive Report: Dragonfly Cyber-espionage Attacks Against Energy Suppliers

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dragonfly, a code name coined by Symantec, refers to an ongoing cyber-espionage campaign against a range of targets, mainly in the energy sector, which gave attackers the ability to mount sabotage operations against their victims.

The major targets of Dragonfly were energy grid operators, electricity generation firms, petroleum pipeline operators, energy & industrial equipment providers located in the United States, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Poland.

The attackers managed to compromise a number of strategically important organizations for spying purposes and, if they had used the sabotage capabilities open to them, could have caused damage or disruption to the energy supply in the affected countries.

While, its most ambitious attack campaign saw it compromise a number of industrial control system (ICS) equipment providers, infecting their software with a remote access-type Trojan, resulting the companies to install the malware when downloading software updates for computers running ICS equipment.

Get an inside look into the tools and tactics used by Dragonfly, so as to stay ahead of the risks posed by this widespread cyber-espionage by downloading this exclusive report on Dragonfly Cyber-espionage Attacks Against Energy Suppliers now.

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Special Report: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 |

Symantec Endpoint Protection, developed by Symantec Corporation, is an antivirus and firewall product aimed at centrally managed corporate environments - security for servers and workstations. It incorporates rules-based firewall, as well as an anti-malware technique that Symantec calls "generic exploit blocking".

Generic exploit blocking is a technique that attempts to proactively block malware from exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is positioned as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant and rated highest in its ability to execute. While, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition was the previous offering from Symantec in this market.

Download this FREE whitepaper on "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection" to learn about the Endpoint Protection landscape, growth drivers and challenges, and where vendors are positioned.

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The question of whether to buy software or build it internally to solve business needs is becoming increasingly prevalent in today's world. While building software had always won in this debate in the past, with the introduction of cloud computing, the tables are turning.

As the pace of technology innovation is accelerating at almost exponential rate, making it difficult for the average internal IT groups to cope with the pace of change, they not only have to create the software internally - they must also maintain and struggle to upgrade it indefinitely.

The largest enterprise software companies in the world (IBM, Oracle, SAP, etc.) see their future delivery platform as the cloud, so their customers are rapidly retiring in-house IT environments, dramatically reducing their IT operational costs as well as their historical reliance on internal IT staff for software development and support.

In fact, the Gartner Group sees the public cloud for the hosting of enterprise applications as the fastest growing IT market in the next ten years. Check out this FREE eBook for an easy analysis of when to buy, when to build, and the pros and cons of each.

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Special Report: Symantec Internet Security Threat Report for 2014

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Saturday, December 13, 2014 |

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year's global internet security based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic cyber-threat landscape.

It highlights the 2014 Internet Security landscape: including mobile security, with about 38% of mobile users haven experienced mobile cyber-crime within past 12 months.

Web-based attacks are up 23%, 1 in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability and 1 in 392 emails contain phishing attacks. While, the overall trends in spam and malware can be characterized by a larger number of more targeted, stealthy and sophisticated attacks.

This report is designed to highlight the key security threat landscape and suggest ways to defend against sophisticated next generation of Internet threats. Request your complimentary FREE whitepaper on "Symantec Internet Security Threat Report" now.

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