CRN Security News

  • Solution providers applaud Microsoft's improvements on the highly anticipated Windows upgrade, hope for November release

    VARs Say Vista RC1 Is Solid And More Stable
    After Vista Beta 2 shipped four months ago, critics bashed it and predicted the Windows upgrade would be delayed well into 2007. Since Release Candidate 1 (RC1) appeared in early September, however, partners and analysts have changed their tune.
  • That's News To Me
    The Hewlett-Packard scandal gives everyone a glimpse of what many see as the seamier side of corporate press relations. It also exposes the daily cat-and-mouse games between the press and large corporations.
  • Check Point Channel Chief Makes A Pledge
    Amnon Bar-Lev, who took the helm of Check Point Software Technologies' channel program in July, says better days are just around the corner for the security vendor's partners.
  • Sun and BEA get in early, JBoss not far behind, IBM lags

    App Server Powers Race To Embed Java EE 5 Support
    Solution providers say they don't expect serious Java Enterprise Edition 5 development work to begin until the major application server vendors deliver compatible updates.
  • Security Software Category Profile
    The rise in overall satisfaction in the Security Software category masks a general perception that vendors aren't doing enough to introduce innovation to their products and programs, and to enable their partners' businesses or combat emerging threats.
  • Microsoft Stands Firm On PatchGuard
    Microsoft insists that the Security Center in Windows Vista is vendor-agnostic, and that talks about it with third parties -- aka rivals in the security space -- are still ongoing. Rivals, however, remain skeptical.
  • Security Appliances Category Profile
    When looking at the historical baseline of Security Appliances satisfaction scores, solution providers are relatively content with the products of their vendors. Contentment, however, isn't necessarily a good thing.
  • VARs React To Departure Of McAfee CEO, President
    Solution providers expressed mixed reactions Wednesday to the news that McAfee's CEO and president are leaving the company in connection with accounting discrepancies in stock options backdating.
  • Microsoft Fixes Flaw In Vista
    Along with patches this week for Windows 2000, X, and Server 2003, it seems that Microsoft also issued at least one update for Windows Vista.
  • Symantec Unveils Data Security Strategy, Products
    At an event in New York City the Cupertino, Symantec outlined its strategy and announced several new products and partnerships on designed to help consumers and enterprises protect their proprietary information and increase user confidence in the Internet.
  • Survey: Computer Users Remain Risk Takers
    Globally, two-thirds of employees are cognizant of security risks when working remotely on company machines. That's the good news. Of course, the converse is that one-third connect blindly to the Internet, in spite of hacking, theft and malware threats.