CRN Security News


  • Microsoft Beefs Up IE 7 Security
    Microsoft will dump SSL 2.0 encryption in the upcoming Internet Explorer 7 for a stronger security protocol, TLS 1.0, the IE 7 development team said.
  • Pact brings WLAN access point security


    Trapeze Flies With AirDefense
    Wireless vendor Trapeze Networks this week plans to unveil a partnership through which it will incorporate AirDefense&s WLAN intrusion detection software into its line of wireless LAN switches.
  • Briefs: October 24, 2005
    Aruba Networks this week plans to launch two new access points with beefed-up software functionality to expand both the reach and security of mobile enterprise networks.
  • White-box notebooks have gotten faster and easier than ever to build. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the competition


    Building the Competitive Whitebook
    White-box notebooks are now even faster and easier to build. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Startup Tackles Identity Assurance
    A security startup focusing on identity assurance is rolling out its first official channel program this week, but it&s the company&s products that are getting raves from partners.
  • Solution providers boost custom-system margins, sales with managed services


    Business Trends: Replicating Revenue
    Custom-systems solution providers are ramping up efforts to cash in on the growing market for managed services as a way to augment top-line revenue and bolster system sales.
  • 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.

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