CRN Security News


  • Hackers Renew Windows 'MS06-040' Attacks
    Symantec and the Internet Storm Center have alerted users to increased activity which could indicate a new round of spybot and worm attacks exploiting a Windows Server security vulnerability.
  • Nokia Teams Up With Sourcefire For IPS
    Nokia Tuesday provided details on a new relationship with Sourcefire that will enable the Finnish vendor to add intrusion prevention technology to its line of IP security platforms.
  • IBM-ISS Deal Shows Rise of Information Stewardship
    When IBM announced its somewhat surprising acquisition of Internet Security Systems last week, it demonstrated how crucial it is for any company -- even ones traditionally outside the security space -- to be able to offer a strong security component to its customers.
  • Briefs: August 28, 2006
    IBM's move last week to bolster its IT security services portfolio by acquiring Internet Security Systems has left ISS's partners bracing for impact.
  • Emerging Profits
    The channel has discovered an underground economy, and it's booming. Even while solution providers lament single-digit traditional hardware margins, they quietly report that their storage, security or wireless projects are yielding healthy double-digit product margins often north of 20 points.
  • VoIP Systems Vulnerable To Attack
    VoIP is well on its way to widespread adoption, but the fact that many companies haven't taken the necessary steps to toughen up security on their VoIP systems could make them attractive targets for hackers.
  • AMD Launches New, Faster Opteron Processor
    Advanced Micro Devices recently unveiled the next version of its Opteron processor and said it has taken a significant step toward delivering a quad-core processor next year.
  • Development Darlings Step Into The Spotlight
    Open-sourcing is entrenched, and few would argue any longer that the Web is a core part of the future of software delivery. So what are the new hot-button issues in application development? Here are five topics generating chatter among developers and software companies.
  • Crossbeam Does What Check Point Couldn't
    Although Check Point's plan to buy intrusion prevention vendor Sourcefire was derailed, Crossbeam Systems is deploying Check Point firewalls and Sourcefire IPS technologies side-by-side as part of its comprehensive UTM offerings.
  • IBM's ISS Buy Smacks of Services Play
    IBM's $1.3B purchase of threat-prevention pioneer Internet Security Systems instantly establishes Big Blue as one of the most formidable players in the IT security market.

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