CRN Security News

  • Briefs: November 14, 2005
    Hewlett-Packard is altering its enterprise Big Deal pricing effective Jan. 3 to reward partners on profitability rather than a fixed percentage of the product&'s list price. It will also institute a minimum deal threshold of $50,000 to qualify.
  • TippingPoint Device Has Broad Appeal
    TippingPoint is poised to step outside its high-end intrusion-prevention niche into the broader security market with a new multifunction device that marks the vendor&'s entry into the growing unified threat management space.
  • Software works with Enterprise SmartDefense Service to protect against spyware

    Check Point Adds Integrated Antispyware To Integrity 6.5
    Check Point Software Technologies has ratcheted up endpoint security for the enterprise—adding integrated antispyware, secure automatic downloads, instant message (IM) safeguarding and support for the SUSE Novell Linux Desktop to its Integrity software.
  • Protecting Enterprises From Ever-Changing Data Threats
    As IT security becomes more specialized, protecting data reaches beyond an all-in-one security solution—Imperva aims to help solution providers guard critical information with SecureSphere Database Security Gateway.
  • X-Fi: Hi-Fi For Custom Systems
    High-fidelity audio is being brought to the world of custom systems by Creative Technology&'s latest Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum sound cards with technology that surpasses all competing cards in clarity and quality.
  • Solution providers report lack of qualified technicians, salespeople

    Slim Pickings: Is There A Skills Shortage Looming?
    With advanced technology markets such as security and IP telephony booming, solution providers are running into a roadblock that harks back to the days of the Y2K boom: Skilled technicians and tech-savvy salespeople are becoming harder to find.
  • Check Point Targets Enterprise Spyware
    Check Point Software Technologies has ratcheted up end point security for the enterprise -- adding integrated antispyware, secure automatic downloads, IM safeguarding and support for the SUSE Novell Linux Desktop to its Integrity software.
  • Critical Flash Flaw Found, Fixed
    Macromedia's Flash has a critical bug that leaves all browser users armed with the popular media player open to attack, according to security firm eEye Digital Security, but a patch is available.
  • Microsoft Rebrands AntiSpyware As 'Defender'
    Microsoft has renamed its still-in-beta Windows AntiSpyware as "Microsoft Defender," a company official disclosed Friday, who also said that new spyware definitions would be pushed to users via Windows Update when the product goes final.
  • Cisco's Black Hat Nemesis Hired By Rival Juniper
    The security researcher who stirred up a hornet's nest last summer when he went public with a new exploitation tactic against Cisco's popular network routers has been hired by rival Juniper Networks.
  • Cisco: The Next Big Security Concern
    Which operating system, embedded in more than 80 percent of enterprise IT environments, is one of the fastest-growing hacker targets and potentially the most devastating information-security vulnerability? Hint: It ain't Windows. Cisco Systems' Internetwork Operating System (IOS) now sits at the center of the information security vortex.
  • Alliance to assist with recovery opportunities

    Ingram To Point VARs On Right Path
    Ingram Micro&'s GovEd Alliance has started an initiative to help government- and education-focused solution providers find disaster-recovery opportunities in the Gulf Coast region. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor last week unveiled the plan before 300 solution providers at its annual GovEd Alliance Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • SenSage Eases Compliance Regulation Hurdles
    With an increasing number of business regulations, many new products have come to market to help companies maintain compliance. One of these is SenSage&'s SenSage 3.5, which enforces SOX compliance and many other standards.
  • Permeo Serves To End Remote-Access Woes
    Permeo&'s Base5 product simplifies remote-access, while offering bulletproof security by deploying a secure client that requires little user intervention and extends security to remote users via policies.
  • Moore Is More For New Xerox CTO Vandebroek
    Xerox&'s incoming chief technology officer says the company is poised to stay on a “Moore&'s Law curve” with some of its key technology, and will continue investing in research and development in broad areas.