CRN Security News


  • Corporate users responsible for security policies


    Google Exec: Search Across Computers Concern For IT
    Google technologists said corporate executives and IT administrators are responsible for implementing Google Desktop 3 for Enterprise's Search Across Computers feature in a safe and secure manner
  • Apple May Be Going After OS X Hacker
    Apple may have intensified its legal efforts against a hacker working on technology to enable the Mac OS X operating system for Intel processors to run on computers other than Apple's.
  • SonicWall Security Appliance Designed, Priced For SMBs
    With countless SSL VPN solutions available for the enterprise, the SMB has had to compromise on connectivity and security. As a result, SonicWall designed its new SSL-VPN 200 with the needs and budgetary constraints of the SMB sector in mind.
  • Microsoft Makes Move To Rattle RIM
    Microsoft and its OEM partners fired a shot across Research In Motion&'s bow last week at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona, Spain, unveiling the first batch of smartphones designed to compete with the BlackBerry.
  • Vendor seeks to boost its branded business with new offerings


    Lexmark Launches Product Blitz With New MFPs, Printers
    Looking to jump-start its fortunes in the market, Lexmark International is rolling out a series of new multifunction products and printers that company executives say offer greater performance, ease of use and increased security.
  • Slurp Is The Perp
    Just when you thought it couldn&'t get any worse, a new security threat arrives that could compromise a business&' intellectual property. That threat can be summed up in one word: iPod.
  • Vernier Looks For Banner Year In &'06
    Mountain View, Calif.-based Network Access Control (NAC) vendor Vernier Networks is anticipating that 2006 will be a banner year for the growing NAC market, and plans on using the channel to capitalize on it.
  • Deserving Recognition
    Some of the best contacts I&'ve made in my nearly 17 years at CRN have come through two massive special reports: the now-defunct Software Star Search directory and the now-thriving Fast Growth 100 ranking, the next version of which we&'ll publish in late July.
  • Juniper Touts Channel Growth
    Juniper Networks executives Thursday at the vendor&'s analyst conference touted the strength of its channel and said the coming year would see an increased focus on managed service providers.
  • McAfee To Add More Partners To Help Grow SMB Business
    Like any channel executive, David Roberts has his work cut out for him. The McAfee senior vice president of North American channel sales has spent the past year adding and integrating new channel partners for the security-software vendor as it tries to keep pace with old and new competitors. Roberts sat down with VARBusiness at this week's RSA Conference in San Jose, Calif., to discuss these developments and how McAfee plans to build around its core antivirus client-software business.
  • Locking In Network Security
    When Cisco first launched into network security, its Self-Defending Network (SDN) strategy sounded more like a wishful marketing pitch than reality
  • Sometimes support means providing partners with the foundation for innovation


    Raiding the Labs
    The last place I thought I'd find a biometric scanner is at Fujitsu. Disk drives, after all, are Fujitsu's bread and butter; the vendor, in fact, has invested more than $800 million to develop perpendicular recording, a technology that may increase hard-disk storage capacity fivefold over the next five years. So what's Fujitsu doing developing a biometric scanner? Taking opportunity where it sees it.

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