CRN Security News

  • Security's Gateway To Remote Access
    Building secure remote-access solutions is profitable, but increased competition has narrowed margins. WatchGuard Technologies has a solution with its appliance-based device that provides profits and service opportunities.
  • Review: Asus Notebook Allows Custom Configs
    Solution providers looking to offer their own brand of notebook computers with no restrictions on the included components should consider selling white box notebooks like ASUS' new Z62F.
  • Microsoft Patch Causing Lockups, Crashes
    Some IT administrators and partners said one of Microsoft's latest critical security patches, MS06-015, is causing IE lockups, Windows hangs and crashes after installation. Microsoft said MS06-015's new Verclsid.exe file conflicts with HP printers, scanner and cameras.
  • Analysis: Big Brother Goes Digital
    Physical-security systems are plugging into the network. Everything from video cameras to door locks will run on IP cables, opening opportunities for solution providers.
  • QandA With Juniper's Frank Vitagliano
    After a distinguished career at IBM, longtime channel advocate Frank Vitagliano decided that, rather than retire, he'd take on a new challenge in a new market. Now three weeks into his new gig as Juniper vice president of worldwide channels, Vitagliano sat down with VARBusiness to talk about the state of the company's channel program and what partners can expect from Juniper's J-Partner Summit in May.
  • Air Pollution: Securing Wi-Fi Networks Is No Walk In the Park
    Built mostly through public-private partnerships, the bulk of the new municipal Wi-Fi networks will be maintained by private service providers and support a mixture of government, public safety and public access. But even as the model has matured, security has remained largely an afterthought.
  • IBM Unveils Encryption For CPUs
    IBM Research on Monday announced a new encryption technology that it plans to embed in CPUs and other components for servers, PCs, medical devices and digital media.
  • Disciplined Shopping
    One direct result of the improving fiscal fitness of the channel over the past three or so years is the wave of merger and acquisition activity that has bubbled more visibly to the surface.
  • A Linux Alternative To Windows Media Center PCs
    Digital integrators looking for an inexpensive alternative to Windows Media Center PCs may want to look at the MediaReady 5000 from Video Without Boundaries. The Linux-based system offers media distribution, PVR, Internet and other capabilities.