CRN Security News


  • Interop's the place to be for VoIP, app security, WAN optimization


    Talking Up IP Technology
    At Interop this week, networking technology will enjoy more popularity than it has in at least five years, solution providers say.
  • Vendor brings video, VoIP to Web collaboration


    Aventail Improves Communication
    Security vendor Aventail&'s new Web collaboration solution incorporates VoIP and videoconferencing features to improve user-to-user communications and boost productivity.
  • Security: Keep It Simple
    Small-business-focused solution providers can look forward to a banner year in security sales in 2006.
  • System Builders Join Managed Services Fray
    System builder Seneca Data is adding a managed services component to its lineup in an effort to encourage its VAR and ISV partners to find new opportunities with a recurring revenue component.
  • VARs cite 'dramatic turnaround' in vendor's channel relationships


    HP Enacts SMB Rules
    Hewlett-Packard has started to turn over to the channel previously direct accounts that were buying through its call center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Cracked: Sober Worm Update Scheme
    A security firm said it has cracked the Sober worm and uncovered the URLs the long-running worm will use in January to update itself to a new variant.
  • eBay Yanks Listing For Excel Bug
    An unknown security researcher tried to sell a vulnerability in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program on eBay, but the online auction site pulled the listing late Thursday.
  • Bluesocket Adds teeth To WLAN
    Wireless vendor Bluesocket has upgraded its Blue-Secure WLAN management software to strengthen security and improve performance of voice over WLAN.
  • Symantec Warns of '06 Security Threat
    Security companies have charted a steep rise in targeted attacks over the past year as would-be hackers move away from headline-grabbing, far-reaching attacks to more profit-motivated ones targeted at a narrower range of victims
  • Majority of Federal Agencies Ill-Prepared For Disasters
    Despite hard lessons learned from both terrorist attacks and natural disasters, federal agencies still have a way to go in developing continuity of operations plans (COOP), according to a recent study from Citrix Systems.
  • VARs discover high-risk hardware MSP business pays dividends


    MSPs Tackle Hardware
    A growing number of solution providers are strengthening the bond of their managed services relationships by taking ownership of the customer hardware they once primarily monitored and maintained.

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