CRN Security News


  • Have recent breaches prompted VARs to heighten security efforts?


    Fighting The Good Fight
    The recent theft of veterans’ and blood donors’ personal data, including Social Security numbers, brought to the forefront the importance of using encryption or other such technologies to secure data.
  • An Identity Thesis
    I don’t know about you, but I have astonishingly poor luck with those magnetic key cards they use at many hotels. Since I dispense of a purse as often as possible, I’m constantly shoving them in my Day-Timer with a gazillion other pieces of plastic or in a conference badge holder, deactivating them by putting them too close to something or other they shouldn’t be near.
  • Lenovo Denies Its PCs Are Security Risk
    The chairman of Lenovo Group Ltd., the computer maker partly owned by the Chinese government and the buyer of IBM's PC division in 2005, said Thursday that the 16,000 computers his firm sold to the U.S. State Department are not a security threat.
  • Collaboration, innovation help VARs keep their customers one step ahead in 'arms race'


    State of Technology: Beating Back Hackers
    The quarterly VARBusiness State of Technology survey shows just how complex the security market is.
  • Analyst: VA Data Loss No Surprise
    The government is at least a decade behind the private sector in data security, a Gartner analyst said in the wake of the Veterans Affairs personal data security debacle.
  • Symantec Suit Against Microsoft Symbolizes Security Shift
    Several years of negotiations over Microsoft's right to use Symantec's Volume Manager software boiled over last week when Symantec filed a lawsuit that threatens to keep Microsoft from further developing and distributing Vista and Longhorn.
  • Microsoft Posts Bits For Office 2007 Beta 2
    Just in time for Bill Gates' WinHEC keynote, testers on Tuesday got product keys to Microsoft Office 2007 beta 2. Microsoft also is slated to preview WinFS beta 2 at Tech Ed 2006.
  • Aimed at SMB space, new security service gets VARs in the game


    Trend Micro Makes Hosted E-Mail Play
    Trend Micro on Monday plans to launch Email Security Services, designed to help VARs serving SMB customers address the growing threat posed by botnets.
  • Bypass cheap-looking paper and create professional-quality labels directly on your customers' CDs and DVDs


    Label Discs With Linux and Windows Printers
    Bypass cheap-looking paper and create professional-quality labels directly on your customers' CDs and DVDs.
  • AMD Steps It Up For Mobile With Two New Processors
    Attempting to gain a more secure foothold in the mobile market, Advanced Micro Devices unveiled new Turion and Sempron processors, including its first dual-core model, as well as plans for a validated whitebook program.
  • Demand Generator: Pete DeLong, Northeast Ohio Digital
    When Jay Contrucci retired from the beauty supply business in January 2005, he didn't retire for long. Within a year he was the owner of Due Amicci Elite Salons and Beauty Store, opening shop in Canton, Ohio, and was looking to NEO Digital, a Cleveland-based solution provider, to help make his new venture a high-tech success.

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