CRN Security News


  • 'Stration' Worm Spawns Sneak Attacks
    Antivirus vendors completely missed the fact that the most massive worm attack in months has a secondary payload that has sent millions of pharmaceutical spam messages, a security intelligence company said Tuesday.
  • OS Bug Project Presents Security Wake-Up Call
    A new hacker project that promises to disclose one operating-system kernel vulnerability daily hasn't yet come up with any serious bugs, but the plan may be a security wake-up call.
  • ConSentry Fortifies NAC Offering
    ConSentry Networks on Monday updated the operating system and policy management software that runs its controller and switch-based network access control (NAC) product.
  • McAfee Launches Paid Version Of SiteAdvisor
    McAfee on Monday launched a paid version of its SiteAdvisor Web site warning tool that checks links inserted in e-mail and instant messages and automatically blocks access to risky sites.
  • Ironport Gets Tough On Spyware
    In the battle that's raging between security vendors and spyware spreaders, Ironport believes that layering security from multiple vendors will help the good guys prevail.
  • Briefs: November 6, 2006
    Microsoft and Novell have announced a historic pact that seeks to bridge the technical, legal and financial divide that separates the Windows and SUSE Linux worlds.
  • 'Macarena' Virus Targets Macs
    Source code for a Mac virus has gone public, a security company warned Friday, and although the original doesn't carry a malicious payload, more dangerous variants can be expected.
  • FCC Endorses Broadband Over Powerline
    The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave a big boost to broadband over powerline, classifying the technology as an "information service."
  • Hackers Aim At Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
    Exploit code for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is circulating and attackers may already be using it to hijack PCs, Microsoft acknowledged Wednesday.
  • Cisco Patches Flaw In Security Agent Software
    Cisco on Wednesday patched a critical vulnerability in its Security Agent Management Center (CSAMC) software which could allow an attacker to bypass authentication and gain unfettered access to the application.
  • Review: Adding More Control To Network Management
    Many administrators are finding that security is a way of life, not just a technology, and that way of life is defined by the processes and controls introduced into management of the network. Getting a handle on active processes, patch status and the elements that make up a network are a key ingredient to building a successful security strategy.
  • Better Mousetraps
    What really gets most VARs excited is bringing to market hot emerging technology that provides a greater return on investment for customers than the offerings from the more risk-averse and stodgier industry giants. For VARs, it's all about the inventor's mantra: a better mousetrap. That's why this week's Emerging Vendor list, which was overseen by CRN Assistant Managing Editor Elizabeth Dolski and driven by CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley, is so important.
  • Demand Generator: Uri Zilberman, RADirect
    Even a technologically savvy customer needs guidance and information on products and systems sometimes. RADirect, a solution provider in Mahwah, N.J., has built its relationship with the Spokane School District in Washington with that in mind and has become a trusted technology adviser to the school district's IT team.
  • Vendors seek ways to capitalize on customers' need


    Data Encryption Makes A Big Splash In Market
    Recent headlines about lost or stolen laptops, tapes and devices, along with unauthorized access to data, have resulted in a big storage industry push to develop a variety of technologies for encrypting data.
  • Storage and security vendors dominate CRN Emerging Vendor list, offering higher margins and faster ROI


    The Hottest Technologies
    Why do security and storage companies dominate the list of emerging vendors?

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