CRN Security News


  • IBM Acquires Security Software Vendor
    Continuing a spate of acquisitions to fill out its portfolio of IT management software, IBM on Tuesday disclosed plans to acquire Consul Risk Management, a Dutch maker of security and compliance products.
  • McAfee Weaves Cisco NAC Into Total Protection
    McAfee unveils a revamped version of its enterprise focused Total Protection offering that includes a range of beefed up security features and support for Cisco's network admission control (NAC) technology.
  • Briefs: December 4, 2006
    The 2007 Verizon Solution Provider Program (VSPP) contract being offered to a select group of legacy MCI agents met organized opposition last week.
  • How To Protect Yourself From Fakes
    Counterfeiting has become one of the most challenging issues for the IT industry. Here are some ways to avoid counterfeit products, from Nick Tidd, 3Com's channel chief and president of the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement.
  • Black Duck, Palamida unveil software alliance


    ISVs Aim To Cure Licensing Woes
    All kinds of nightmares can lurk in lines of code: errors, bugs, security holes and intellectual-property violations. As more and more code is released under a profusion of open-source licenses, licensing compliance is a growing challenge for companies that mix proprietary and open-source code—knowingly or not.
  • Learn to calculate power requirements. It can save time and money -- and boost the reliability of your servers.


    Select the Right Power Supplies for Your Servers
    Learn to calculate power requirements. It can save time and money -- and boost the reliability of your servers.
  • Revamping Backup
    Symantec is counting on an overhaul of its flagship backup and recovery tool--and changes to its channel program--to help fend off an onslaught of competition in the data-protection software market.
  • US-CERT: Al Qaeda Plotting Financial Attacks
    Terrorist network Al Qaeda may be planning to launch online attacks against U.S. financial institutions, according to the U.S. Computer Security Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).
  • Symantec Patches NetBackup PHP Vulnerability
    Symantec has patched a vulnerability in the version of PHP that ships with its NetBackup PureDisk software that could allow remote attackers to execute malicious code on an affected Web server.
  • Adobe Warns Of Critical Acrobat Vulnerabilities
    Adobe Systems this week issued an advisory acknowledging that vulnerabilities may exist in Windows versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat that could crash the applications and enable remote attackers to gain complete control over affected PCs.
  • Vista Will Foil Office File-Format Attacks
    New security features of Vista, among them memory randomization, will make it more difficult for attackers to exploit some kinds of vulnerabilities, including those in Microsoft's Office suite, security researchers said Wednesday.
  • Analyst: Microsoft's Revamped WGA Puts Burden On Users
    Microsoft said Tuesday it would use Automatic Updates to roll out changes to the component of its anti-piracy scheme that nags users when their copy of Windows is tagged as counterfeit. But an industry analyst criticized the changes as more work for customers.

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