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Whitepapers


Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data

This whitepaper details a solution that enables security analysts to extend analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics, and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering.


GameChanger: Mobile Application Security

There are several advantages of a mobile workforce, however, there are also several risks to security as employees use personal devices from a variety of manufacturers and providers to conduct business. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how mobile devide management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) can prevent threats to your agency.


The Dynamic DNS Infrastructure

The proliferation of mobile devices and the ever increasing amount of content on the web, DNS usage has seen a huge increase in recent years. Meanwhile, DNS continues to be a tempting target for attackers, and when they succeed in disrupting DNS, all external data center services are affected. This paper helps organizations confronting these growth and security challenges understand how a new full-proxy architecture for DNS provides a complete solution for global, local, and cloud load balancing.


Top Considerations When Choosing an Application Delivery Controller

Because of its strategic location in the data center network, the selection of an Application Delivery Controller requires careful consideration of both functional and financial factors. This paper explores important elements to evaluate, including network performance, availability and security.


Ebook: Sink or Swim in Risky Waters! Don't Navigate Risk without Internal Audit

There's an ocean of information out there about risk and how internal audit departments are in a unique position to help business leaders comprehend and navigate higher-level risks. We invite you to download this eBook, which provides an overview of internal audit’s evolving role in providing assurance around risk management, as well as tips, case studies and resources for getting started!


Reframing Big Data: Understanding How Big Data Can Benefit Your Organization

As government agencies and private businesses alike continue to grapple with defining, storing and managing big data, questions about the massive quantities of information that are generated daily also proliferate. The first step to understanding big data is to reframe how we think about it.


Dashboard Best Practices for Government Agencies

Dashboards are becoming the new face of business intelligence (BI). Executive Information Systems (EIS) had a similar look and served a similar purpose, modern Dashboards are interactive, easier to set up and update to changing business needs, and much more flexible to use. They are able to present data and information at both a summary and detailed level thus becoming one of the most powerful tools in the business user’s kit. Download NOW to learn more!


GameChanger: Hadoop

By any measure, government data is growing at lightning-fast speed, due in large part to the fast-growing stores of unstructured data. Hadoop, an open source software framework, is showing up in more and more and, is specifically suited to these types of tasks.


Bring Your Own Device: Device Freedom Without Compromising the IT Network

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become one of the most influential trends that has or will touch each and every IT organization. The term has come to define a megatrend occurring in IT that requires sweeping changes to the way devices are used in the workplace. This whitepaper discusses how this trend will affect agencies, explores the challenges it creates for IT, and outlines technologies that are part of the solution.


How Architecture Enables a Mobile, Work-Anywhere Agency

This whitepaper will outline the main challenges facing government agencies trying to modernize their IT infrastructures to support improved service to citizens and higher productivity for their employees through mobile solutions.


IBM Solutions for Clouds and Virtualization in Enterprise Environments

The benefits of virtualization, from accelerated service delivery and resource optimization to reduced costs for IT resources, have spurred many organizations to move toward a virtual infrastructure. But what can an organization do to solve the complexities inherent in shared resources? This whitepaper will show you the way.


Mitigating Risk in Government Cloud Services

Cloud computing is shifting the way government agencies build, deploy and use applications; raising expectations on how quickly, cost effectively and securely applications and services can be delivered. This whitepaper shows that through taking a holistic view,the greatest benefit might be gained.


Taking the Guesswork Out of Big Data

Take the guesswork out of Big Data. Understanding where the information comes from and what’s required to process it will aid adoption. Download this complimentary whitepaper to review how your agency can benefit from Big Data.


Manage Identities and Access for Continuous Compliance and Reduced Risk

As organizations strive to securely deliver high-quality, high-availability services to their user communities, they grapple control and ever-changing user populations, access points,and applications. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn how you can administer, control and monitor user access to resources, applications and information.


Transforming the Future: The promise of Networx

By the end of 2012, most federal agencies will have fully transitioned to contracts under the Networx program. This is only the first step in realizing the promise of what the Networx program can truly offer. Download to learn more!


Fraud Detection and Prevention in the Public Sector

This complimentary white paper highlights the value of having a framework of organization-wide fraud detection and prevention to help discover and combat fraud before it occurs. Learn how a consistent view of activity in real time makes it easy to flag suspicious transactions identify existing or potential perpetrators, uncover schemes in progress, and document instances of FWA.


Beyond Continuous Monitoring: Threat Modeling for Real-time Response

In its purest sense, continuous monitoring is inwardly focused on activities such as vulnerability assessment and patch management, providing valuable situational awareness of systems and potential vulnerabilities. Yet simply knowing a problem exists doesn’t offer protection. One has to be able to act correctly and in time to keep up with the evolving threat and minimize risk.


Managed Products and Services Help Agencies Secure Their Networks

Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn how your agency can obtain services and support, including MTIPS as a man­aged security service, that can help it comply with and even exceed the requirements of federal mandates.


Research Report: Big Data

Download this complimentary Research Report on Big Data to learn the benefits of leveraging "Big Data" within your agency, including greater accuracy and speed of agency decision making, more efficient internal processes and a greater ability to meet agency mission goals.


Defining a Framework For Cloud Adoption

As interest in cloud computing continues to gain momentum,there is increasing confusion about what cloud computing represents. Without a common, defined vocabulary and a standardized frame of reference, organizations cannot have acogent discussion about cloud computing.


How to Meet Mission Requirements and OMB Mandates

Gain a comprehensive understanding of your applications and mainframe environment – locate dead or duplicative code to reduce unnecessary processing cycles, create more efficient applications, increase operational performance and set priorities for managing the portfolio of applications that will result in significant cost savings – often in year one.


BYOD in Government: Prepare for The Rising Tide

Read Forrester’s recent study of the use of personal devices for work purposes within government agencies. Learn what it discovered about use, policy and security concerns and gain a valuable starting point for embarking on the journey toward BYOD.


Research Summary: Big Data in the Clouds

Depending on how it’s viewed, big data presents either an enormous headache, or an amazing opportunity. The ability to sift through massive amounts of structured and unstructured data to reveal useful facts in real-time may help government organizations make better decisions that streamline operations and refine constituent services. Download to learn more.


Coalescing of Communication In Social Media

Social media has become the de-facto medium for humans to communicate about events as they are occurring. Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a tornado or earthquake, a social movement such as the Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street, or a popular event such as a concert or the Olympics, social media has become the mainstream method for all people involved to share their thoughts with each other.


Continuous Monitoring for Government Agencies

Government agencies confront an increasingly hazardous IT security environment.Continuous monitoring will enable agencies to determine their own security health and compare it to other agencies so they can most cost-effectively apply their resources towards identifying and repairing their security gaps and vulnerabilities. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn more about FISMA 2.0 and continuous monitoring for your government agency.


Is Your Network Ready for Mobility? Maximize Your Network to Accommodate BYOD & Mobility Trends

With BYOD trends on the rise, many agencies are building policies and procedures to accommodate mobility within their organizations. Therefore, agencies must now consider various components of their network infrastructure to be adequately prepared for the inherent burdens additional mobile devices will demand.


Mobile and Wireless : The Report

As more and more government departments allow or even encourage employees to use mobile devices to perform their jobs in or out of the office, everyone involved is beginning to see just how beneficial they are. Not only do mobile devices increase employees’ productivity and effectiveness, but they further enable telework and increase employee satisfaction. What are the security challenges and solutions related with this technology? Read to find out.


Cloud First: Which Cloud Deployment Model Works Best for Federal?

The 2011 Cloud First initiative has lead federal agencies to seek out cloud services. This white paper examines the key benefits of migrating to the cloud and the pros and cons of cloud deployment models available to government agencies, including private, community, public and hybrid clouds.


Game Changer: Data Security

The pressure is on for federal agencies to take data security to the next level. The complexity of data today — data stored in various places, some of it unstructured and some barely touched in the past decade — makes meeting security mandates challenging. Download this whitepaper to learn about the key issues surrounding secure data, along with best practices and tools that can help further their goals.


Solutions Guide: How to Meet Your Agency's Bandwidth Needs

It’s every CIO’s dilemma: bandwidth requirements ebb and flow throughout the month and there are certain times when network traffic increases and certain times when it decreases. For most agencies, this means there are days or even weeks when they are using all of the bandwidth that they have available. However, there may be just as many instances when reduced network demand means there’s excess capacity. That’s money going down the drain!


The Stand: Health IT

While healthcare remains a contentious political issue, the need for a robust health IT infrastructure has become increasingly evident. One veteran of the industry explains the importance of health IT to the delivery of healthcare services, what emerging issues could have the most impact, and how technologies such as cloud, Big Data and mobile will affect the development of healthcare.


Unified Communications Helps Agencies Connect Better, Faster and at a Lower Cost

Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how Unified Communications (UC) can help agencies connect better, faster, and at a lower cost. You'll learn about the many benefits that can be garnered by the increase in productivity in UC offers.


Taking Collaboration to the Cloud

Given the budget and mission pressures that are the norm in government today, these cloud tools can help your employees be more productive and collaborative. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn more about taking collaboration to the cloud.


NITAAC Contract Guide

Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn about how the NITACC provides fast, government-wide access to the latest IT products and services.


Cloud Services

Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn the benefits and limitations of IaaS, four cloud trends you need to know, and how to address compliance issues in the cloud.


Choosing the Right MSP Provider

Managed services adoption is rampant, but there's still plenty of confusion in the industry as to what managed services actually entail. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how managed services are helping agencies grow and innovate.


STAND: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been a highly touted way for government agencies to gain efficiencies, cut costs and improve the delivery of IT services. Many agencies have already moved “low hanging fruit” such as email and collaboration tools to the cloud. Now the early hype is over, agencies are faced with much tougher decisions. Three cloud industry experts discuss what issues agencies face, what the business and cost factors are in moving to the cloud, and what best practices they can use to ensure a smooth migration.


Cyber Attacks on Government: How to Stop the APT Attacks that are Compromising Federal Agencies

Protect your agency from cybercriminals. Learn how to stop the advanced attacks that threaten government agencies across all vectors with a solution that offers real-time, dynamic protection from today’s email and Web-based threats.


CAC and PIV: Government Leading the Way into Mobile Security

The Department of Defense has mandated that its Common Access Card (CAC), issued to military-connected personnel and contractors, be used to secure access to DoD networks and services from mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. A similar directive could eventually come regarding the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card issued to federal civilian employees. This leads to one very big question: what products and technologies are currently available to accomplish that goal? Read now to learn!


Key Considerations in Modernizing Your Backup and Deduplication Solutions

There is a definite need for better data backup solutions in today’s enterprise data centers. This complimentary whitepaper describes the key considerations in modernizing your agency's backup and deduplication solutions.


The Federal Mandate for Data Center Consolidation

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) addresses decades of redundant IT investments that have resulted in a costly, unsustainable IT infrastructure.


Converging Communications

There’s a wide range of communications technologies now appearing and still to be developed that promise far more flexible and faster ways for people to collaborate with each other. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn what agencies should look out for as they plan their future initiatives.


Modernizing the Network

Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how your agency can get ahead of the demand of wireless networks. You'll learn about network security trends and adding the cloud as an extension to your network.


Securing the Cloud

Cloud computing has become another key resource for IT deployments, but there is still fear of securing applications and data in the cloud. Review this complimentary whitepaper to learn how you can keep your most precious assets safe, no matter where they live.


Intelligent role management for improved security and compliance

In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) analysts examine today’s security challenges in light of the opportunity to build security directly into information systems, and the role of today’s finely grained technologies for identity and access management that make this more proactive approach possible.


Keeping Distributed Endpoints Safe and Compliant

With rapidly increasing numbers of remote workers and mobile devices, there is no well-defined perimeter. The perimeter, by necessity, must be the endpoint itself. Endpoints, by their very nature, are highly vulnerable to attack— including system damage inflicted by malware, theft by phishing, privacy infringements through social networking, or loss of productivity due to spam, interruptions and system instabilities. Read this whitepaper to learn about a solution that provides real-time visibility and control over each endpoint’s status, remediating issues to help ensure continuous security and compliance.


Ensuring Application Security in Mobile Device Environments

As a result of the increase in wireless devices in the workforce, organizations are becoming more concerned with mobile security. Many, in fact, see this area as a primary technology challenge to address and a main focus for security initiatives.


Identity and Access Intelligence:Transforming the Nature of Enterprise Security

In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) analysts describe the nature of identity and access intelligence and the factors that are driving this important aspect of security evolution. Learn how Identity and Access Intelligence helps organizations rethink thier defense against a wide range of threats, cope with mobile and cloud security challenges and proactively protect sensitive IT assets.


Beyond the Next Generation:Putting Advanced Network Security to Work

As the network has evolved, so has network security. Firewalls retain their role of first-line filtration based on policy, but have grown to embrace a wider range of capability. In this report, EMA highlights specific examples of the ways in which converged security systems put today’s more advanced capabilities to work in practical application.


Stay Ahead of Insider Threats with Predictive, Intelligent Security

It has become more important to secure critical information and related assets from insider threats. IBM has the ability to identify and protect against internal threats through a distinctive combination of robust foundational controls and intelligent reporting and management tools.