CRN Networking News


  • DA Admits Error In Exposing SF Passwords
    Prosecution includes sensitive VPN data in court filings for bail motion by Terry Childs, the San Francisco network admin charged with felony computer tampering and 'locking out' city from its own FiberWAN network.
  • States' Budget Crises Cloud SLED Market
    A surge in the number of states reporting budget deficits could put a damper on state, local and education public sector spending, a new report indicates.
  • GN Netcom's Jabra channel program gets a value-prop makeover with focus on headsets


    Heads Up
    After years of what it calls an "ad hoc" partner program that didn't focus on value propositions, GN Netcom Inc., maker of Jabra headsets, has launched a new North American partner program to help partners service their customers and boost market share.
  • Juniper's OS Turns 10
    Juniper's JUNOS software, the operating system that powers its networking gear, turned 10 this month. From the M40 and the T-series to the J-series and the new EX-series Ethernet switches, we take a look at a few pivotal moments in JUNOS's first decade.
  • Cisco VARs Not Scared of Brocade/Foundry Union
    Solution providers say Brocade's planned $3 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks makes sense, but Cisco VARs say they don't expect the combined companies to make inroads against the networking giant.
  • Juniper Delivers Solid Results Amid Executive Change
    Juniper's CEO said he was not actively seeking out a new chief executive, but Microsoft's Kevin Johnson fit the mold. Meanwhile, Juniper's second quarter financial results showed an increase in both profits and revenue.
  • Avaya Looks To Channel For SMB, Services
    Avaya's new SMB vice president talks about the challenges the channel faces serving the SMB and how the "new Avaya" is helping partners jump those hurdles with its renewed focus on indirect sales.
  • Who's on the job to ensure optimal network performance?


    WAN Traffic Cops
    With all manner of traffic across the Internet continuing to grow exponentially, and crashes, downtime and network performance issues appearing to grow by the month, getting the best possible network performance can become a chore. At the same time, more businesses are putting employees at branch offices or home offices instead of at headquarters, while simultaneously consolidating their IT resources.
  • A Cisco-Exclusive VAR takes the networking giant to court over alleged breach of contract--


    One And Done?
    Cisco Systems Inc.'s channel partner loyalty is being questioned in a lawsuit in which a long-term Cisco Silver-level solution provider is suing Cisco for allegedly breaching the terms of its deal-registration program. The lawsuit, which has far-reaching implications for VARs that deal exclusively with one vendor, is set to go to court on Sept. 22.

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