CRN Security News


  • ANALYSIS: Check Point Avoiding Check Mate
    The grim assessment spelled out in Check Point Software Technologies' 2005 annual report is prophetic: "If we fail to enhance our existing products, develop new and more technologically advanced products or successfully commercialize these products, the results of our operations will suffer."
  • The Sorry State Of Security
    So imagine our surprise when we both got word that our personal information had been exposed—his from a Veterans Affairs' laptop and mine from an Alumni Affairs database.
  • Federal Security Spending To Climb
    Federal IT spending on sec-urity is expected to grow 19 percent over the next five years, reaching $6.3 billion by 2011, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.
  • McAfee Faces Lawsuit Over UTM Technology
    Security vendor Deep Nines on Wednesday filed a patent violation lawsuit against McAfee over a unified threat management technology used in the design of security appliances.
  • 10 Free Ways To Keep Your PC Safe
    You don't have to spend a fortune to protect your PC from viruses, Trojans, phishers, scammers and snoops. In fact, you don't have to spend a penny. Here's how.
  • D-Link Hardens Firmware For Wireless Bug
    D-Link on Wednesday said it's preparing final versions of firmware updates to address a buffer overflow vulnerability discovered last month in several of its consumer-grade wireless routers.
  • Review: Five Firewalls For Your Desktop PC
    It's a dangerous world out there for PC users and Web surfers, but which firewall should you use? Here's a close-up look at five top firewall software products, and some advice on which one is best.
  • Core Targets Attacks On Client Software
    As companies' network infrastructure becomes more secure, attackers are increasingly targeting client side applications, and Core Security aims to thwart their efforts.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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