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Vulnerability Management Buyer’s Guide
By Rapid 7 | 1/3/2017

Exploiting weaknesses in browsers, operating systems, and other third-party software to infect end user systems is a common initial step for security attacks and breaches. Finding and fixing these vulnerabilities before the attackers can take advantage of them is a proactive defensive measure that is an essential part of any security program.

Overview of VM Program: Prepare Assess Remediate Track Progress

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Top 5 PHP Performance Metrics, Tips and Tricks
By AppDynamics | 10/4/2017

Application Performance Management, or APM, is the monitoring and management of the availability and performance of software applications. Different people can interpret this definition differently so this article attempts to qualify what APM is, what it includes, and why it is important to your business. If you are going to take control of the performance of your applications, then it is important that you understand what you want to measure and how you want to interpret it in the context of your business.

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The Need for Next-Generation Application Performance Monitoring
By AppDynamics | 10/4/2017

This paper looks at how APM is evolving to handle new challenges in IT. These include breaking monolithic applications into micro services, containerisation, the shift to mobile applications, and the increased use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect disparate systems, new styles of data analytics, virtualisation and the cloud. Traditional APM solutions may have trouble keeping up with these types of innovations, which are transforming the whole IT field. In particular, APM solutions are under pressure to adapt to an expectation that they will track the experience of end users who are accessing complex, constantly changing multi part systems.

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Define Your Services for Fast and Accurate Service Delivery
By ServiceNow | 22/3/2017

When it comes to delivering IT services, think about how you would rate your organisation on its speed, consistency, and accuracy. Would it earn stellar marks or is there room for improvement?

Read on for guidance - including action plans, best practices, and success metrics - on how to increase IT efficiency, lower costs, and deliver great business value.

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Status Quo Creates Security Risk: The State of Incident Response
By ServiceNow | 22/3/2017

This research project was undertaken in order to evaluate the current practices and challenges associated with incident response processes and technologies. Respondents were also asked to provide details on their organisations’ future strategic plans intended for improving the efficacy and efficiency of IR activities.

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