CRN Security News


  • 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.
  • Addition of Trustgenix should bolster OpenView portfolio


    Why HP Bought Into Federated-Identity Management
    Hewlett-Packard's decision to acquire Trustgenix, one of the few remaining independent suppliers of federated identity-management software, will give it and its partners a key tool for cross-domain access management and authentication.
  • What Works For You?
    I am a hopeless mess when it comes to keeping all my various online account information straight. I constantly have to request either my account name or password. Granted, I changed my name legally after I married a couple of years ago, but it&'s embarrassing nonetheless. And those are just the accounts I remember that I&'ve forgotten.
  • A jury of channel peers has handed down their verdict: VAR-crafted programs deliver higher margins, proven solutions and flexible business model options


    Partner Power
    Who better to devise a margin-rich channel program than a VAR? That&'s one of the reasons an increasing number of solution providers are reselling products, services and solutions from their peers.
  • Vendor moves more internal IT work offshore


    Microsoft VARs Ponder Oasis Plan
    Microsoft is pushing more of its own application development offshore as part of a project called Oasis.

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