CRN Security News


  • Briefs: July 24, 2006
    Insight Enterprises has agreed to purchase Software Spectrum from Level 3 Communications for about $287 million in cash, according to the companies.
  • Aruba, AirWave Target Legacy Customer Base
    Aruba Networks and AirWave Wireless last Monday said they have teamed to help customers bring their "thick" wireless access points from rival Cisco Systems and other vendors into centrally managed WLAN deployments.
  • Symantec: Vista Beta Code Could Pose Security Risks
    After kicking the tires on beta versions of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system, Symantec researchers reported that the large amount of new code in the next-generation OS could lead to security vulnerabilities.
  • The State Of Spam
    Filters have gotten so effective at keeping junk e-mail away from users that there's little public outcry against spam today. But behind the scenes, the problem is worse than ever -- and it could mask a serious, real-world threat.
  • New Aventail SSL VPN Does NAC
    Aventail is putting the finishing touches on a revamped version of its SSL VPN platform and touting its ability to serve as a network access control (NAC) solution for the SMB and enterprise markets.
  • Watchfire Boosts Web Services Security
    Hackers frustrated with recent improvements in Web application security have begun shifting their attentions to Web services, and security vendor Watchfire intends to head them off at the pass.
  • Hackers Turn To Open Source
    Hackers have borrowed the same open-source development techniques used to build Firefox, Apache and Linux as they collaborate on malware projects.
  • With Paget as head of Technology Solutions Division, focus is on SMB space


    Synnex Steps Up With Printing Software, New Vendor Pacts
    Synnex took steps last week to further brand itself as the solution distributor for the SMB market by launching a cost-per-page printing solution and adding a spectrum of new vendor authorizations.
  • ShadowRAM: July 17, 2006
    OK, so it's still in beta, but Windows Defender Beta 2—Microsoft's free downloadable antispyware application—is a major-league headache, according to a gang of South Florida SMB and SOHO solution providers who get together regularly to shoot the bull. "It has a huge footprint, it bogs down machines, and the way we look at it, we'd suggest not just waiting until version 1.0, but waiting for version 1.3 or higher, depending on your own level of aversion risk," one of the gang said.

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