CRN Security News


  • McAfee President Steps Down
    Antivirus software vendor McAfee announced that president Gene Hodges has resigned, effective immediately, to become president and CEO of Websense, a maker of Web filtering and desktop security software.
  • Linksys Adds PoE To New APs
    Linksys is targeting the SMB market with two new access points—one designed for indoor and the other for outdoor use—that leverage the cost and security benefits of Power-over-Ethernet.
  • Think Warm And Fuzzy
    Mere days into the new year, and already security integrators must be beside themselves figuring out how to prioritize.
  • Convergence, Portability Dominate CES Messages
    With apparent and sudden urgency, IT vendors and channel companies began slashing through a jungle of new technology in high-definition video, EV-DO wireless connectivity and convergence at the industry&'s largest trade show last week—as lines further blurred between consumer and commercial networks.
  • Software As A Service: Nightmare Or Dream Margins?
    The software-as-a-service model may be leading to some restless nights in solution provider land. With visions of onetine referral fees and nothing else, how can solution providers hope to survive? But some forward-thinking SaaS vendors say it's time to rest easy: they're cutting partners in on up-front sales and on recurring subscription-type revenue.
  • IT Gets Dressed Up
    When its network threatened to become as chaotic as backstage at Fashion Week, women&'s apparel maker Bernard Chaus turned to solution provider CGAtlantic to help keep its information organized and secure without breaking its budget.
  • Symantec Buying Into IM Security
    Symantec is buying its way into the instant messaging security space. The Cupertino, Calif., security giant plans to acquire IMlogic, which provides security and access controls for instant messaging clients from America Online, Microsoft and Yahoo!
  • Custom Systems: Media Center's CableCard
    Microsoft and R&D consortium Cable Television Laboratories report that future Media Center PCs will support the CableCard, a hardware module developed that allows devices to decode scrambled signals from cable companies.
  • How To: Tips For Whole-House Audio Installation
    Networked home entertainment is just one piece of the connected home puzzle, and making the transition to include whole-house audio installations in a low-voltage wiring business requires training to get a handle on the process.
  • Case Study: Returning Home
    Computer Connections is betting that you can go home again. The Pittsburgh-based IT integrator, which has been in business for almost 25 years, got its start selling Apple, Atari and Commodore PCs first to home hobbyists and later to small businesses.

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