CRN Security News


  • Microsoft Slams Apple's Security System
    Here's a twist: Microsoft's security people are lecturing Apple on how to handle security problems. Microsoft tells Apple to "tackle security issues by getting out ahead of them" and offers other friendly advice.
  • Massive Botnet Stealing Banking Info
    A stealthy bot Trojan has been infecting machines via drive-by-downloads and may have infected a million PCs. It aims to pillage personal bank accounts.
  • Visa Warns Software May Store PINs
    The credit card company issues a warning that some point-of-sale software may have incorrectly stored customer information. Some say that could be at the root of a recent debit card data fiasco.
  • Newbury Is All About Location
    Newbury Networks today announced an enterprise asset-tracking solution and a software development platform for emerging types of applications that incorporate location-based data from wireless networks.
  • Wagering On A Secure, Clustered Data Solution
    When Penn National Gaming needed a SAN to keep ITS data secure and available on a Mississippi riverboat casino, they called in storage solution provider Eagle Software, Salinas, Kan. Solution provider David Hiechel, president of Eagle Software, recently spoke with CRN features writer Jennifer Lawinski about how HE utilized SAN technology from Xiotech, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based storage vendor, to meet the unique needs of a floating data system.
  • McAfee Releases Flawed Patch
    McAfee released a virus signature update in mid-March for its consumer and enterprise security products that mistakenly flagged files—from Microsoft Excel, Adobe Update Manager and several other Windows applications—as untrusted or infected files.
  • Enabling Security--Anywhere--With Symantec
    Remote control of PCs and servers has become one of the most important tools for solution providers and system administrators--and Symantec is aiming to preserve its market share with the latest version of pcAnywhere.
  • SMBs Ripe For Secure E-Mail
    Following the path of Symantec, Microsoft and 3Com, SonicWall has become the latest security vendor to add e-mail security to its portfolio. VARs catering to the security needs of SMB customers should pay special attention.
  • VARs Eye Threat-Management Security Appliances
    Internet-borne security threats are indiscriminate. Viruses, worms, phishers, spyware and hackers all hit targets of opportunity, regardless of size. While enterprises have the infrastructure and in-house expertise to thwart many attacks, small and midsize businesses don't have such capabilities.
  • RFID Adoption Hinges On Supply Chain's Embrace
    RFID is a technology with huge potential in manufacturing, retail and other verticals. With multiple applications leading to business benefits, the RFID market is slowly starting to pick up.
  • Cisco Simplifies Incentive Programs
    Cisco Systems is making itself easier for solution providers to do business with by simplifying its incentive programs and launching a new partner communications portal, a top channel executive said Tuesday.
  • McAfee Vows More Partner-Led Services
    With the launch of its new Global Services Strategy, McAfee will arm partners with training and certification to sell more services and eliminate conflict with its internal service group.

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