Vulnerability Assessment: The Right Tools to Protect Your Critical Data

Vulnerability assessment (VA) has become one of the hottest fields within computer security. VA tools are designed to detect and report on security holes within software applications, allowing organizations to take corrective action—before devastating attacks occur. Indeed, due to reduction in hacker “time to exploit,” along with intense regulatory pressures, the need for reliable VA has never been greater.

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SWOT Assessment: SugarCRM

  • Source: Ovum
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  • Published: January 7 2015
The latest release of SugarCRM’s flagship product provides new tools to build customer relationships. Read an in-depth analysis of SugarCRM’s aiming to help companies execute their customer-facing initiatives. Read More

SWOT Assessment: SugarCRM

  • Source: Ovum
  • Written By:
  • Published: January 7 2015
The latest release of SugarCRM’s flagship product provides new tools to build customer relationships. Read an in-depth analysis of SugarCRM’s aiming to help companies execute their customer-facing initiatives. 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

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