CRN Security News

  • CA Peers Into Security Crystal Ball
    Every time the calendar rolls over into a new year, you can be sure a raft of prediction stories will follow. To wit, myriad security vendors have aired their projections for the coming year, with the consensus being that security concerns will continue to intensify, especially around profit-motivated attacks, such as phishing and spyware; that policy enforcement will be as important as technology to solve those problems; and that the security sector will continue to see more consolidation.
  • VARs Open To Taking Measured Risks
    Risk-taking isn't typically very high on a VAR's to-do list. In VARBusiness' first annual 2006 Alternatives Survey, the results of which will be published in the Feb. 6 issue of VARBusiness, those surveyed expressed a willingness to take guarded risks with new technologies--only if there were logical reasons to do so.
  • Oracle Fixes 82 Database, Server Flaws
    Oracle patches 82 different vulnerabilities in its flagship database and other server products, leading security companies to wonder over the exact extent of the risk.
  • State and local governments are driving big growth in outsourcing

    Breaking Into Government Managed Services
    State and local governments are in a uniquely difficult position when it comes to upgrading technology. For them, it comes down to one word--politics. State and local CIOs have to jump through the requisite political hoops in order to get the capital funds to implement anything, from PCs to network upgrades.
  • The Best-Value Challenge
    Awarding strictly on price used to be easy--anyone with a calculator could do it. Managing tens of thousands of purchasing agents for thousands of different products, however, and spending trillions of dollars to ensure "best value" are daunting tasks. This best-value idea came on the scene a couple of years ago, and was intended to allow the government to purchase based on criteria other than initial purchase price. The idea is to take into account other factors like service and total cost of ownership.
  • Microsoft Refutes Windows 'Back Door' Claim
    Microsoft is rejecting allegations that the Windows Metafile (WMF) bug is actually a "back door" planted by the company's developers so they could secretly access users' PCs.
  • Exploit Loose For Veritas NetBackup Bug
    Symantec on Tuesday warned users of Veritas NetBackup that a new exploit of a months-old bug is on the prowl, and recommended that administrators patch promptly.
  • Will New CEO Change Websense?
    VARs are hoping new Websense CEO Gene Hodges will expand the company&'s product line, sparking increased opportunities for partners.
  • Multimedia Made Easy With Roxio's Latest
    There is a world of difference between Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 and 8. The newest Creator, version 8, packs many great new features that even surpass powerhouse Nero.
  • Keeping Apple's Shine
    Conventional wisdom suggests I should have waited. But I am one of those supposedly misguided souls who purchased a Macintosh system late last year, mere weeks before Apple &'fessed up to being ready with its first Intel-based models—about a half-year earlier than originally anticipated.
  • Hasta La Vista?
    With Microsoft Windows Vista due later this year, now is the time to think about what operating system you will deploy.
  • Family Feud
    Mark Diamond is suing SED, the distributor co-founded by his parents and the only employer he has known. He is without a job, steeped in legal bills and hasn&'t spoken to several members of his family. He wants to put the conflict behind him and preserve his father&'s legacy, but he feels SED has left him no recourse but the court system.
  • Juniper Shakes Up Management
    Juniper Networks Tuesday disclosed an executive shakeup that includes the departure of three top executives and the naming of several Juniper insiders as well as a recruit from rival Cisco Systems to replace them.
  • McAfee President Steps Down
    Antivirus software vendor McAfee announced that president Gene Hodges has resigned, effective immediately, to become president and CEO of Websense, a maker of Web filtering and desktop security software.