CRN Security News


  • Microsoft Appoints VP of Federal Business
    Microsoft has promoted Curt Kolcun to the position of vice president of its federal government business. In his new role, Kolcun intends to grow the business beyond the desktop to mission-critical government applications.
  • Sun, IBM Butt Heads On Tape Encryption
    Sun Microsystems and IBM this week started delivering tape drives with built-in encryption technology, and both accused the other of offering proprietary technology.
  • Briefs: September 11, 2006
    Gateway named Ed Coleman as its new CEO, effective Sept. 18, according to the PC maker. Coleman is currently senior vice president and president of Arrow Electronics' Enterprise Computing Solutions. He will replace Rick Snyder, who has served as Gateway's interim CEO since February after Wayne Inouye resigned.
  • Call for partners to step up specialization to meet security demands


    Cisco Wants Partners To Become Security Masters
    It's time for security solution providers to make bold moves, according to executives from Cisco Systems and Microsoft.
  • Three Years After Sobig.f, Next Attack Cycle Starting
    It's been three years since the Sobig.f worm marked the first big attack in an e-mail attachment. But its role in creating today's flood of phishing attacks and spyware could mean that the next attack cycle will be even more virulent.
  • Mumps Outbreak A Lost Opportunity?
    In December 2005, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the first of what, by March 2006, would become 219 cases of the mumps—a dramatic epidemic for a state that the Center for Disease Control said has an average of five cases a year. Fourteen other cases were reported in neighboring states during that time.
  • Vendor mum on master plan to grow flagging business unit


    Dell Services Still Cipher
    With its services business struggling to maintain growth rates and analysts calling for improved customer support, Dell has pulled the plug on a deal aimed at expanding its reach in on-site IT services and support.
  • ShadowRAM: September 11, 2006
    When CBS News did a feature last week about workaholics, it turned to the channel. Or at least one solution provider.
  • 9/11: Five Years Later
    The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center still resonate deeply with solution providers who work in the New York City area. Friends, family and colleagues perished. On a lesser scale, they also saw the businesses of many clients wiped out when buildings were destroyed, data was lost and employees were disconnected from their offices. For the past five years, integrators have been doing what they can to prevent similar business scenarios.
  • Atlas Succeeds With Power Demands
    After several hours on two PC systems along with high power demands, the CRN Test Center concluded that ASUSTek's Atlas-50GA power supply unit produces a stable voltage supply and provides sufficient power to many high-end peripherals without a hitch.
  • Business is good, but integrators are feeling the need to adjust their businesses to succeed in the new convergence market


    The Squeeze Is On
    After recording five years of 30 percent sales growth, John Prince, president of Atlantic Home Technologies, says this year's revenue should be roughly equal with last year's.
  • New Appliance Blocks Spam At Edge
    CipherTrust this week plans to roll out CipherTrust Edge 2.1, a beefed-up version of its gateway security appliance that protects the network by dropping e-mails with viruses and preventing bandwidth from being consumed by spam.

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