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How to create an effective security policy (and 4 templates to get you started)

Download our ebook that features templates for security policies on passwords, acceptable use, email, access control, BYOD and incident response.

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3 leading network access control products reviewed

Real IT users evaluate network access control solutions: Cisco Identity Services Engine, Aruba ClearPass and ForeScout CounterACT. (Download the 27-page comparison.)

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What is access control? A key component of data security

Access control is a method of guaranteeing that users are who they say they are and that they have the appropriate access to company data. It is a vital aspect of data security, but it has some significant enforcement challenges.

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Best tools for single sign-on (SSO)

SSO can reduce the risk of weak passwords and administrative overhead associated with managing account access. These are the top single sign-on solutions to consider.

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Managing identity and access management in uncertain times

Emerging standards and frameworks such as Gartner CARTA, Zero Trust, NIST SP 800 and IDSA provide guidelines, but how organizations manage identity and access management in 2019 is what matters most.

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5 steps to simple role-based access control (RBAC)

RBAC is the idea of assigning system access to users based on their role in an organization. It's important to remember that not every employee needs a starring role.

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IAM for IoT: Taming the internet of threats

We don’t simply give users credentials and allow unfettered access to the network, why wouldn't we apply the same controls to a networked device?

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3 top multi-cloud security challenges, and how to build a strategy

A number of security best practices have emerged alongside the growth of the multi-cloud environment, security experts say, and there are several critical steps that all organizations should take as they develop their own security...

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Review: Protecting API connections with Forum Sentry

The Forum Sentry API Security Gateway goes beyond access control and deep into security, monitoring all the connections that it forms between systems and enforcing very granular security policies.

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Enhancing cloud security for AWS deployments

As organizations continue to move their IT infrastructure to AWS or other cloud providers, addressing complex access control use cases with dynamic authorization is essential.

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The best IAM software: Rating the top 10 products

Based on feedback from IT professionals, these are the best identity and access management products. Download the free PDF report to see how they rank from 1 to 10.

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3 IAM deployment models: Which will work for your organization?

Each of the identity and access management platform deployment models--on-premises, cloud and hybrid--has trade-offs and different resource requirements.

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Securing IoT devices: Fortinet's FortiNAC automates the process

Fortinet’s network access control solution, FortiNAC, automatically discovers, controls, and enforces Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints.

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Improving access certification processes makes life easier for business users. But that’s not the point

When you do everything possible to make access certifications easier, you’re not just doing business users a favor. You’re improving the security posture of the entire organization.

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Getting to know you: How continuous identity and access management transforms secure access

Better access decisions come from authentication solutions that work constantly to get to know users and resources better and better over time.

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Risks associated with third-party access

Security processes to implement when dealing with third-party access to your company’s network.

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Securing continuous deployment for applications in the cloud

Container orchestration tools lack the necessary security controls but attribute based access control (ABAC) can help.

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Analyzing user behavior to stop fake accounts

Online account fraud is a big, automated business. NuData Security looks at hundreds of data points to identify malicious login attempts.

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