CRN Security News


  • '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.
  • Review: Adding More Control To Network Management
    Many administrators are finding that security is a way of life, not just a technology, and that way of life is defined by the processes and controls introduced into management of the network. Getting a handle on active processes, patch status and the elements that make up a network are a key ingredient to building a successful security strategy.
  • Better Mousetraps
    What really gets most VARs excited is bringing to market hot emerging technology that provides a greater return on investment for customers than the offerings from the more risk-averse and stodgier industry giants. For VARs, it's all about the inventor's mantra: a better mousetrap. That's why this week's Emerging Vendor list, which was overseen by CRN Assistant Managing Editor Elizabeth Dolski and driven by CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley, is so important.
  • Demand Generator: Uri Zilberman, RADirect
    Even a technologically savvy customer needs guidance and information on products and systems sometimes. RADirect, a solution provider in Mahwah, N.J., has built its relationship with the Spokane School District in Washington with that in mind and has become a trusted technology adviser to the school district's IT team.
  • Vendors seek ways to capitalize on customers' need


    Data Encryption Makes A Big Splash In Market
    Recent headlines about lost or stolen laptops, tapes and devices, along with unauthorized access to data, have resulted in a big storage industry push to develop a variety of technologies for encrypting data.
  • Storage and security vendors dominate CRN Emerging Vendor list, offering higher margins and faster ROI


    The Hottest Technologies
    Why do security and storage companies dominate the list of emerging vendors?
  • 5 Security Startups You Should Know
    Here are five emerging security vendors that, in a short time, have won over the hearts and minds of many solution providers with their compelling technology and channel focus.
  • VARBusiness Names Tech Innovators of the Year
    VARBusiness last night honored the latest and greatest in channel products and companies at the fourth annual Technology Innovator Awards dinner and presentation. From business software to storage and security, this year's winners are shining examples of innovation in action and stellar providers of the best technology to suit customer needs.

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