CRN Security News

  • Hitachi Simplifies Upgrades
    To accommodate new storage demands, solution providers frequently find themselves performing hard-drive upgrades. Hitachi&s new Travelstar 2.5-inch Hard-Drive Notebook PC Upgrade Kit offers quick upgrades while also providing a portable storage device.
  • Shameful Behavior
    Remember those playground bullies that used to steal some kids& milk money because they knew those kids couldn&t fight back? It&s clear that at least some of those bullies make it to adulthood, where they practice similar antics.
  • TippingPoint Adds Phishing Protection
    3Com&s TippingPoint division is upping the ante in the intrusion prevention market with a free upgrade that provides phishing protection for its intrusion prevention system.
  • Newest Mobile Devices Are Latest Threat To Network Security
    Today&s next-generation mobile devices enhance mobile workers& productivity, but they&re also placing unprecedented demands on enterprise security infrastructure. And until stronger security practices become more widespread, enterprise mobile devices will continue to represent a threat to sensitive corporate data.
  • ShadowRAM: October 17, 2005
    Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, a provider of both an open-source and commercial database, has run afoul of the all-powerful open-source community he had courted. The reason? A pact between MySQL and SCO, aka public enemy No. 1 for most open-source types due to its litigation streak.
  • Solution providers and vendors alike are saying 'Optimize This' as a performance-boosting WAN technology proves it can really deliver

    Peak Performance
    The WAN optimization technology market is growing by leaps and bounds, and solution providers like Atrion&s Tim Hebert (left) are seizing the opportunity. Promising to provide LAN-like performance over the WAN, the technology has snared the attention of vendors as well, as evidenced by the recent flurry of acquisitions and product launches.
  • CMP Channel Group picks chip maker's channel chief for award

    Honoring Intel's Dallman
    Seneca Data tripled its whitebook business this year, but not without a little help from Steve Dallman, senior director of channels at Intel.
  • Microsoft Updates Worm Detection Tool
    Microsoft updated its Windows Malicious Software Tool, a free utility that detects and deletes a select number of worms, viruses, Trojans and rootkits.
  • VARs prefer broad, integrated product lines

    Solving the Security Puzzle
    In 2003, Cisco Systems didn't have enough of a presence in the security space to even be included in the VARBusinessAnnual Report Card (ARC) Security Management Software category. Now, the company has won this category two years running, sharing the top spot in 2004 with Computer Associates and in 2005 with Trend Micro.
  • VARs heed call for multifunctional security appliances

    Threats Buoy Security Hardware
    Despite adding four vendors to the 2005 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) Security Appliances category, solution providers' assessments of the biggest players in that industry remain unchanged.
  • New protection features aid data-networking advances

    Building Security Into the Pipes
    The demand for highly functional and secure gear has propelled Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve and other vendors to the top of the 2005 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) Networking Infrastructure/Data Networking category.
  • Citrix Expands Security For SMBs
    Citrix will continue its march into the security space—and SMB market—by launching a standard version of its NetScaler Application Switch and enhanced SSL VPN gateway at iForum this week.
  • Security vendors will use expo to tout new products, partnerships

    Mobile Means Business
    Mobile Business Expo 2005 opens this week in Chicago, and a number of security vendors are using the event to unveil partnerships and mobile security offerings.
  • Partners will be able to resell managed services as their own

    Ingram Teams Up With Alvaka For MSP Offering
    Ingram Micro will announce a pact this week with MSP Alvaka Networks that will make it possible for Ingram partners to resell Alvaka&s managed services as their own.