Best Practices in Authentication and Access Control: Comparing 802.1x to the Nevis LAN Security Approach

The 802.1x protocol should be the obvious choice when implementing user-based authentication in enterprise networks. So why doesn’t everyone use it? Because it doesn’t give a complete solution for authentication and policy requirements, even when it’s integrated with a network access control (NAC) solution. But if you integrate 802.1x with a local area network (LAN) secure switch, you get a more complete secure solution.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

The Guide to Google Apps Training: Part Two: How to Secure a Google Apps Domain

You don’t have control over attempted attacks on your domain, but putting the right security systems in place means you can block access to your data and your domain. Google Apps provides users with a wide variety of customizable options to ensure that a domain is secure. Google Apps features stringent user access controls, governing how and when selected users gain access to the domain, and a disaster recovery system in order to retrieve any data compromised due to a security breach.

In this white paper, learn the basic systems and settings for a variety of security features, including development of domain recovery options, enforcement of secure sockets layer (SSL) connections, how to configure two-factor authorization for maximum mobile security, and the importance of auditing and setting long minimums for passwords. You’ll also read how the Google Apps system works to create the best mobile security for your domain, and how installation of a Google Apps Device Policy can further protect your domain in case of device theft. Get information on the disaster recovery features included in the core Google Apps, and how third-party systems such as Backupify can be added to further strengthen data recovery options, ensuring that duplicate copies of documents are available. Through these controls, users can be assured that their domain data is secure.  Read More

The Guide to Google Apps Training Part Four: Advanced Security Configuration and Compliance

Google offers protection of your information with its sophisticated data and encryption centers. But now that you’ve become comfortable with the tools and basic security settings for Google Apps, you can get more in-depth and establish other security settings on your own. This next level of control allows you to review the settings for the core of Google Apps and gives you even better protection over your data with the ability to configure security parameters for associated apps.

In this Google Apps Guide, get detailed information about commonly asked questions regarding Google security topics. Learn how to set levels of calendar sharing internally and externally, how to configure and restrict collaboration capabilities of Google Docs on- and off-line, and how to execute configurations of Gmail access for mobile device management and compliance for even more protection. A step-by-step process is provided for the creation and facilitation of groups, as well as granting or revoking a user’s individual permissions for security access to third-party apps. Review, enable (or disable), and configure a series of core Google Services, including: Chrome management, Google+, Google Vault, and Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps Guide also describes how to enable or disable some non-core extra Google Apps.  Read More

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Identity-based Policy Enforcement: A LAN Security Best Practices Whitepaper

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Best Practices for Deploying LAN Security and NAC

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