CRN Security News


  • Less than half of solution providers offerings hosted applications have partnered with an ISV to prmote and market their solutions.


    Special Delivery: Applications As A Service
    A growing number of solution providers are beginning to acknowledge the benefits of offering applications as a service. However, in a recent CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey, only 34 percent of the 357 solution providers polled said they are currently delivering this service to their clients.
  • Keep Networks Safe And Sound
    ZyXEL Communications recently released the ZyWall 70 UTM Security Appliance, which offers antivirus, intrusion detection and prevention, and firewall capabilities—all in a single hardware appliance.
  • Custom Is Critical In The Medical Market
    When a cardiologist needs images of a patient&s heart, he or she may generate as many as 2,500, 2-Mbyte images at 30 images per second and store them on a RAID array at 90 MBps.
  • Keeping It Straight
    I pride myself on being fairly organized, but there are days (like today, as a matter of fact) when I just can&t keep up with all the stuff flying at me. Whenever I extrapolate that feeling to what you do for a living, especially you on the security services side, I shudder. Twice.
  • VARs can't stress this enough: business-continuity plans are an investment, not an expense


    'Be Prepared'
    Hurricane Katrina has made the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared” the new mantra of the IT industry and buried one of the greatest myths of our time: It can&t happen here.
  • Resellers Go Long On LAN Lockdown
    The race to lock down the corporate LAN is heating up with a slew of new network access control products poised to drive big sales gains for partners.
  • VARBusiness Honors Technology Innovation
    Attracting a record 500-plus entries, response to the 2005 VARBusiness Technology Innovators Awards is the most successful since its inception three years ago. Judged by an esteemed panel of solution providers, a range of products released between July 2004 and July 2005 were scrutinized for technical creativity, usefulness, "coolness" and overall innovation. In the following series of stories, get the lowdown on the finalists and an analysis of their respective IT markets.
  • Cisco To Beef Up Security Framework
    Cisco Systems is scheduled to add several features to its networked security framework, including support for its Catalyst network switches as well as its wireless routers.
  • Network Security Tools Take Creative Approach
    When it comes to securing networks, cleverness is just as important as strength. This year's Tech Innovators Award finalists for the Client/Network Security category exemplify how vendors are always trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.
  • New to system building? This guide will help you through a PC's toughest, trickiest troubles


    White Box Troubleshooting 101
    New to system building? This guide will help you through a PC's toughest, trickiest troubles.
  • Busy Week For Symantec In SMB, Services
    Symantec made several announcements last week designed to underscore its commitment to the SMB space, to extending its managed-security services package and to incorporating its newly acquired technology assets.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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