CRN Security News


  • Vendor mum on master plan to grow flagging business unit


    Dell Services Still Cipher
    With its services business struggling to maintain growth rates and analysts calling for improved customer support, Dell has pulled the plug on a deal aimed at expanding its reach in on-site IT services and support.
  • ShadowRAM: September 11, 2006
    When CBS News did a feature last week about workaholics, it turned to the channel. Or at least one solution provider.
  • 9/11: Five Years Later
    The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center still resonate deeply with solution providers who work in the New York City area. Friends, family and colleagues perished. On a lesser scale, they also saw the businesses of many clients wiped out when buildings were destroyed, data was lost and employees were disconnected from their offices. For the past five years, integrators have been doing what they can to prevent similar business scenarios.
  • Atlas Succeeds With Power Demands
    After several hours on two PC systems along with high power demands, the CRN Test Center concluded that ASUSTek's Atlas-50GA power supply unit produces a stable voltage supply and provides sufficient power to many high-end peripherals without a hitch.
  • Business is good, but integrators are feeling the need to adjust their businesses to succeed in the new convergence market


    The Squeeze Is On
    After recording five years of 30 percent sales growth, John Prince, president of Atlantic Home Technologies, says this year's revenue should be roughly equal with last year's.
  • New Appliance Blocks Spam At Edge
    CipherTrust this week plans to roll out CipherTrust Edge 2.1, a beefed-up version of its gateway security appliance that protects the network by dropping e-mails with viruses and preventing bandwidth from being consumed by spam.
  • Review of Release Candidate 1 suggests there will be plenty of features, add-on sales for home integrators to exploit


    Review: Vista Meets Media Center
    With the pending release of Microsoft Windows Vista, home integrators are starting to wonder what will become of Windows XP Media Center 2005, the almost-ubiquitous operating system for media PCs. The simple answer is that Vista will replace Windows Media Center Edition. All of MCE 2005's features are integrated into the various versions of Vista, but will Vista offer an improved experience for media PC users?
  • Virtual App Wars Move From OS To Desktop
    Microsoft, Citrix and AppStream are among the pack of vendors rushing to gain a foothold in the application virtualization market, where the focus is moving beyond the server and operating system to desktop apps.
  • Mumps Outbreak A Lost Opportunity?
    In December 2005, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the first of what, by March 2006, would become 219 cases of the mumps—a dramatic epidemic for a state that the Center for Disease Control said has an average of five cases a year. Fourteen other cases were reported in neighboring states during that time.
  • 9/11 Anniversary Raises Cyberterror Questions
    As we mark the five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, much of the focus will be on how physically secure the United States is today. But a new survey shows that business executives are far from convinced that the U.S. government has done enough to secure its virtual infrastructure and may be too comfortable with their own defenses.
  • Apple Unveils New iMacs With Intel Core 2 Duo Chips
    Taking another step to grab market share from the PC space, Apple moved its entire iMac all-in-one desktop family to Intel Core 2 Duo processors and dropped its starting price for the product line below $1,000.
  • Slow-Going For Next-Generation Threat-Scoring System
    The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) aims to provide a standard way of assessing security flaws to combat the confusion that sometimes stems from proprietary systems. But because CVSS relies on widespread industry adoption, the timetable for it reaching its goals depends on who you talk to.
  • Hackers Renew Windows 'MS06-040' Attacks
    Symantec and the Internet Storm Center have alerted users to increased activity which could indicate a new round of spybot and worm attacks exploiting a Windows Server security vulnerability.

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