• <I>CRN</I> Interview: Howard Schmidt, EBay

    The former cybersecurity adviser to President Bush, who is now vice president and chief information security officer at eBay, spoke last month at a user and partner conference held by Qualys, a supplier of vulnerability management services. Schmidt, also former Chief Security Officer at Microsoft, recently joined Qualys' board. Schmidt spoke with CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Marcia Savage about federal cybersecurity efforts and corporate IT security issues.

  • Assess First. Then Backup

    Small businesses can improve their chances of surviving a disaster by knowing the value of their data and properly backing it up, industry observers say.

  • AMD Readies Athlon Update For 2004

    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices plans a refresh of its Athlon 64 desktop processor less than a year after it begins shipping its first edition of the platform, according to its most recent road map.

  • SBM Holds Training Boot Camps

    SBM is holding a series of boot camps to help solution providers obtain certifications on Hewlett-Packard's StorageWorks products before the vendor's Aug. 1 deadline.

  • Voda One Talks Up Business Continuity

    Even after 9/11, many businesses and government agencies still don't have adequate plans to keep their operations running after an emergency, said executives at a Homeland Security and business-continuity conference last month sponsored by Voda One and Avaya.

  • Advancing Collaboration At The Desktop Level

    Two new collaboration tools are providing innovative ways for employees in remote locations to work together. The first, a new adapter from Advanced Reality, offers a faster, more efficient model for collaboration technology through contextual collaboration by passing small bits of data directly between computers.

  • Firewalls: SOHO Lockdown

    A flood of affordable new firewalls are helping small businesses defend their wireless and broadband-based networks against the same kinds of attacks that have long plagued the wired networks of larger companies.

  • NetMotion Mobility Fuses Roaming With Security

    Frequently dropped connections and insecure communication are some of the biggest challenges facing wireless infrastructure deployments, but a solution to these problems can be found in Mobility V4.01 from NetMotion Wireless.

  • Siebel Misses Wall Street Estimates

    Siebel Systems, struggling to navigate a dramatically changing business application market, forecasted Thursday second-quarter revenue and earnings that were less than Wall Street expectations.

  • Qualys Offers Tool To Guard Against Defacers

    Security auditing firm Qualys wasted no time taking advantage of the news about an upcoming Web defacing contest as it announced Thursday that it was making available a free security check-up concerned companies could use to test their vulnerabilities to crackers expected to attack systems Sunday.

  • Japan's Sharp, Germany's SAP Ally On Mobile Services

    German software giant SAP AG and Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. will jointly develop and market mobile communications services for companies, initially targeting the Japanese market, the companies said Thursday.