CRN Security News

  • LogMeIn Serves Up Hamachi VPN Service
    LogMeIn, a remote-access and support services provider, earlier this month launched a virtual private network (VPN) offering that links remote users to the corporate network through a secure peer-to-peer connection.
  • Next-gen antispyware apps will be holistic security solutions

    I Spy Integration
    When it comes to security technologies, spyware removal is definitely hot. Just look at last year, when sales of antispyware software reached $565 million--a 175 percent jump from 2004, according to the IDC global market forecast.
  • Wireless, VoIP Fuel Cisco's Sales
    Strong sales of advanced technologies such as wireless, VoIP and home networking products as well as its Scientific-Atlanta acquisition helped fuel Cisco Systems toward record results for its first quarter of fiscal 2007, including earnings growth of nearly 28 percent and revenue growth of nearly 25 percent.
  • Survey: IPv6 To Influence $96 Billion In Government Spending
    The transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is about more than a federal mandate and replenishment of available IP addresses -- it's also about the $97 billion in IT purchases that will occur as a result during the next five years, according to a survey of government and industry communities conducted by Juniper Networks.
  • Microsoft To Boost Code Protection In Visual Studio
    Microsoft said the next version of Visual Studio will include the latest version of PreEmptive Solutions Dotfuscator Community Edition, a tool used to protect code from theft and from hackers looking for security vulnerabilities.
  • 'Stration' Worm Spawns Sneak Attacks
    Antivirus vendors completely missed the fact that the most massive worm attack in months has a secondary payload that has sent millions of pharmaceutical spam messages, a security intelligence company said Tuesday.
  • OS Bug Project Presents Security Wake-Up Call
    A new hacker project that promises to disclose one operating-system kernel vulnerability daily hasn't yet come up with any serious bugs, but the plan may be a security wake-up call.
  • ConSentry Fortifies NAC Offering
    ConSentry Networks on Monday updated the operating system and policy management software that runs its controller and switch-based network access control (NAC) product.
  • McAfee Launches Paid Version Of SiteAdvisor
    McAfee on Monday launched a paid version of its SiteAdvisor Web site warning tool that checks links inserted in e-mail and instant messages and automatically blocks access to risky sites.
  • Ironport Gets Tough On Spyware
    In the battle that's raging between security vendors and spyware spreaders, Ironport believes that layering security from multiple vendors will help the good guys prevail.
  • Briefs: November 6, 2006
    Microsoft and Novell have announced a historic pact that seeks to bridge the technical, legal and financial divide that separates the Windows and SUSE Linux worlds.
  • 'Macarena' Virus Targets Macs
    Source code for a Mac virus has gone public, a security company warned Friday, and although the original doesn't carry a malicious payload, more dangerous variants can be expected.
  • FCC Endorses Broadband Over Powerline
    The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave a big boost to broadband over powerline, classifying the technology as an "information service."
  • Hackers Aim At Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
    Exploit code for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is circulating and attackers may already be using it to hijack PCs, Microsoft acknowledged Wednesday.
  • Cisco Patches Flaw In Security Agent Software
    Cisco on Wednesday patched a critical vulnerability in its Security Agent Management Center (CSAMC) software which could allow an attacker to bypass authentication and gain unfettered access to the application.