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Adobe® Connect™: Bringing together video and next-generation web conferencing

Many businesses can achieve the benefits of face-to-face meetings through an investment in a video or web conferencing solution, saving the company both travel time and resources. Selecting the right technology to replace in-person meetings begins with understanding your organizational needs and pairing these needs with the optimal conferencing solution. Download this whitepaper for more on Adobe Connect.


Cloud Migration: The Time is Now

While agencies have made some progress in moving to the cloud, many have done so tentatively, focusing on “safe” applications such as email and public-facing websites. But the time to move other applications and infrastructure to the cloud is now. The best way to ensure a safe path forward is by working with an experienced provider of cloud-based services—one that understands the unique security, interoperability and portability challenges that government agencies face. Download this informative whitpaper for more on the advantages of a cloud service provider.


Secure Data Access in a Mobile Universe

The Economist Intelligence Unit in June 2012 conducted a global survey of senior executives to explore how organizations can accommodate rising demands for mobile access to business information while minimizing the security risks to proprietary data.


SANS Analyst Program: Implementing the Critical Security Controls

This paper serves as a how-to for organizations in various stages of implementing the controls and offers two real-world examples of CSC adoption.


Contract Guide: GSA IT Schedule 70

GSA’s IT Schedule 70 has been the major go-to vehicle for federal agencies to buy IT products and, more recently, services. At close to $16 billion in annual sales, it takes up a large chunk of the government’s overall yearly IT budget. But it’s facing uncertain times as the overall fiscal climate squeezes the resources GSA can devote to it, and competing vehicles such as agency GWACs loom in its mirror. Changes are coming to the venerable IT contract, and both users and vendors need to prepare. Download the contract guide now.


Expert Q&A: Continuous Monitoring

As attacks on agency networks and assets become ever more divergent and sophisticated, continuous monitoring will be a critical element in an organization’s cybersecurity strategy. But it’s not an easy thing to implement. Download this Q&A report for industry perspectives on the various elements of effective continuous monitoring, and why it’s not just one more technology program.


Research Report: Collaboration Solutions Transforming Government

Government agencies are getting serious about online collaboration tools because they see the opportunity to improve enterprise-wide information sharing, support real-time communications during a crisis, and to reduce the money they spend on large in-person meetings or conferences. A recent survey conducted by the 1105 Government Information Group shows that these and other potential benefits are leading many agencies to deepen their investment in collaboration tools and to make collaboration part of their organizational culture. Download this exclusive research report for more on collaboration trends in government.


Monitoring IT: Why the current demands and constraints on IT professionals need a new approach

It’s critical to intimately know an application and what it’s requirements are in order for it to perform well. To establish that kind of performance baseline, you’ll need to know such things as who uses the application, where they use it from, how much network bandwidth it needs,and so on. This kind of information is needed for each application, both from the administrator and user point of view. To get there, you’ll have to monitor the legacy production environment so you know both what makes the application perform consistently well, and how to monitor it. Then you’ll have to continuously monitor the application as changes are made to it and the environment it runs in so you can measure any negative effects on its performance. Download this whitepaper for a new approach to IT monitoring.


Utility Storage for Government – NetApp Storage Without Capital Expense

This datasheet covers DLT Solutions Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS). STaaS is a NetApp hardware, software and services solution that combines secure, available, and dedicated on-premise infrastructure with a pay-as-you-go model that requires zero capital investment.


Special Report: Infrastructure Security

Evolve or die. That’s the imperative guiding the development of cybersecurity technologies and strategies across government and industry. The ongoing evolution of the federal IT enterprise, extended in all directions by advances in networking and mobile technology, must be matched to similar advances in information and network security. But above all, the nature of the current cybersecurity threats requires a new way of thinking. The old approach to cybersecurity, which was based on defending the perimeter, cannot hold up against the wide array of cyber threats that agencies now face. Download this special report for in-depth articles on infrastructure security.


TippingPoint Hacktivist Survival Guide

The last decade has seen the rise of crowd-sourced, activist-driven hacker groups.1 The term hacktivist has been coined to describe this group and refers to the nonviolent use of illegal or legally ambiguous digital tools in pursuit of political ends. Most notable of these hacktivist groups is Anonymous, a loose collective of individuals borne out of a cybersubculture that has gone mainstream.The goal of this paper is to provide a glimpse into the world of hacktivism and, more importantly, the group known as Anonymous.


Five Ways that Identity Federation is Improving Online Security for Government Agencies

Cloud computing, social networking and mobile devices are improving efficiency and collaboration in the public sector. But anytime, anywhere accessibility also increases the need to simplify, control and secure identities. This paper provides a brief overview of federated identity and reviews its roles within the identity management strategies of civilian agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community.