CRN Security News


  • Cisco Earns FIPS Validation
    Cisco announced that its Unified Wireless Network has been validated according to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 for protecting unclassified information.
  • Access Introduces New Business Structure At Conference
    Access Distribution is kicking off its annual New Frontiers solution provider conference, held this week in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a sales reorganization, a couple of new Sun Microsystems channel programs, and a couple of new vendor agreements. The distributor expects about 1,000 non-Access people to attend the conference, including multiple attendees from about 250 unique solution provider organizations.
  • Analysis: Convergence Trends Change the Way VARs Do Business
    It's no accident that the top three spending priorities among midsize firms for the coming 12 months are security, networking infrastructure, and backup and disaster recovery. As solution providers are discovering, these areas are converging more and more all the time.
  • Intel Sings Core2Duo's Praises
    Intel is promising that as its Core2Duo goes from gushing headlines to real-world line cards, the dual-core processor technology will help lower energy bills, boost productivity, and give VARs a new weapon in their fight to crack markets dominated by the likes of Dell.
  • Delaying Data Doom With RestoreIT Pro 7
    Wouldn't it be great if end users could turn back the clock and restore their PCs to a point in time before an infection occurred? Thanks to RestoreIT Pro 7 from Irvine, Calif.-based FarStone Technology, system builders can give their customers the power to turn back time.
  • Cisco Exec Explains NAC Strategy Shift
    Cisco Systems last month renamed and repositioned its Clean Access Appliance to target enterprise network admission control (NAC) deployments to give customers a way to deploy NAC while waiting for its vision for a framework to be realized, according to the vendor's top security executive.
  • Deadline For Agencies To Secure Remote Data Comes -- And Goes
    The deadline for agencies to properly secure remote data according to a mandate from the Office of Management and Budget has come and gone, but recent events indicate there's plenty of work to be done before systems are actually locked down. For solution providers who see beyond the technology to also implement policy safeguards, the upcoming months could prove lucrative.
  • Microsoft Breaks Patch Records
    It is already a record year. We could celebrate expect that the record is for critical vulnerabilities that Microsoft has patched thus far this year. Not a time for champagne toasts.
  • White Hat: Vista Gets High Marks For Security
    With Vista, the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) version of Windows, Microsoft seems to finally be on the right track. Dan Kaminsky, senior researcher at DoxPara Research, says that after eight months of kicking Vista's security tires, he's convinced that Microsoft has learned from its mistakes.
  • GTSI To Restate Financials
    In addition to updating financial and business trends for the second quarter of 2006, GTSI has announced plans to restate the company's 2004 and 2005 consolidated financials to account for transfer of certain lease receivables.

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