Emerging Security Threats Demand Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring

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A multibillion-dollar crime industry is changing the security landscape. Cyber-theft of intellectual property, customer data, and money is on the rise—directly impact¬ing corporation’s bottom lines. To stay ahead of these targeted attacks, you need a comprehensive view of point secu¬rity solutions and infrastructure monitoring tools—without the cost-prohibitive labor hours involved in manual log analysis or proprietary aggregation tools.

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Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance, and the role of the IT team is reactive.

A modern performance management solution must be easy to use, include comprehensive alerting, and offer reporting that correlates data from each component of an application and the underlying infrastructure. Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) tools aim to provide a holistic view of the performance of interdependent applications, servers, and networks. Such cross-platform visibility enables the IT department to ensure high-performance delivery of critical business applications.

This white paper describes the trends in application performance and network diagnostic tools and the drivers of AANPM. You’ll learn about best practices for implementing AANPM and discover some enterprise use cases. Read More

Wholesale Banking: Challenges in Automating Commercial Credit Risk Management

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The challenges associated with commercial credit are complicated, but through automation, commercial credit risk management can be made straightforward and more efficient. IBM’s Business Analytics for commercial banking can help improve commercial lending operations, and, along with strong risk management practices and modernized operations, can create best practices for implementation and enhance overall operational effectiveness.

It’s essential that an automated system is transparent, helps with compliance, can serve multiple relationship types, and is able to use several criteria for risk assessment. A good system should take into consideration the complexities between customer, loan, and approval processes, and limit the need for multiple individual systems by way of a single user interface or tightly integrated systems.

In this white paper, read a detailed overview from IBM Business Analytics about the advantages and potential challenges of automation in five areas of interest, including complexity of the customer and credit granted, as well as continuous risk monitoring and how to improve overall relationship management. Get details on the management and analysis of commercial portfolios and related documents, business intelligence reporting, and defaults/recoveries management. Also provided is an extensive point-form information checklist, allowing you to self-check your own organization to determine what areas may need attention. Security issues for data protection are also addressed.

Creating infrastructure for your organization for best success begins with choosing the best technologies, and IBM Business Analytics can help, improving profitability and providing solutions that allow your business goals to be realized.  Read More

Quick Take: Pulse Secure Spins Off, Immediately Acquires MobileSpaces

After network infrastructure provider Juniper Networks sold secure gateway Junos Pulse, this led to the creation of Pulse Secure. The security provider immediately acquired mobile application security company Mobile Spaces. What does this mean for security and risk management companies and professionals interested in strengthening mobile security within their business? This report from Forrester Research looks at the acquisition and its implications. Read More

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Forrester TechRadar Report: Data Security

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This Forrester TechRadar Data Security report provides a framework for developing a long-term approach to keeping your organization’s information secure. Data breaches and insider threats are becoming more common, and your organization needs to achieve compliance and secure privacy without affecting the bottom line. Most companies are also interested in adopting cloud, mobile, and other technologies, which can complicate data security matters even more.

This comprehensive and in-depth report evaluates 20 of the key traditional and emerging data security technologies. To make the report, Forrester interviewed over 40 experts, customers, and users, and drew from a wealth of analyst experience, insight, and research.

Use this report to get informed about what you need to consider to restrict and strictly enforce access control to data, monitor, and identify abnormal patterns of network or user behavior, block exfiltration of sensitive data, and render successful theft of data harmless. Read More
 
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