CRN Security News

  • Westcon Spins Off Security Practice
    Westcon Group has launched a new business unit focused on security solutions that will be available to all Westcon Group solution providers, including those that buy Cisco Systems or Avaya products through the Comstor and Voda One divisions.
  • Beta 3 of next-generation Windows Server due out in early 2007

    Microsoft Gives Top 10 Reasons To Upgrade To Longhorn
    Microsoft's next-generation Windows server, code-named Longhorn, isn't expected to ship until late 2007. But at Tech Ed 2006, Microsoft outlined 10 reasons and new features that make the upgrade compelling.
  • Yahoo Quashes Mail Bug
    Yahoo says it has patched a bug that was letting attackers hijack systems through a flaw in the portal's free Web-based e-mail service.
  • Outline includes incentives for deal registration, IT risk management

    Symantec Gives Partners A Road Map For Opportunity
    At Symantec’s Partner Engage 2006 conference in Palm Desert, Calif., last week, company executives provided concrete details on the synergy between its security and storage product lines and outlined key areas of opportunity for partners in the coming year.
  • VARs Stress Importance Of Layered Security
    The discovery in late May of a vulnerability in Symantec’s corporate antivirus software that could have allowed remote users to launch worm attacks is yet another example of the need for a layered approach to securing corporate networks, according to many solution providers.
  • Getting To The Core Of Today's Security Woes
    In today's complex IT security world, solution providers are finding that the path to good security often comes by playing the bad guy--and that is where Core Security Technologies' Core Impact comes in.
  • ChoicePoint's Momentum: 'We're Compass-Oriented'
    Hitting the billion-dollar mark is a big achievement for any company. But ChoicePoint passed the milestone last year with barely a notice. For the executives of this VARBusiness 500 superstar, leading the company in the right direction is more important than reaching some arbitrary destination.
  • Tech Analysis: Get Your Free .Net Grid Computing
    The open-source Alchemi project run by the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the open-source NGrid project can help jump-start the next generation of grid computing for the Microsoft .Net platform.
  • IE And Firefox Sport New Zero-day Flaw
    Some security researchers say all versions of the Microsoft and Mozilla browsers could be used to harvest data through a JavaScript key-filtering vulnerability.
  • Belluzzo to VARs: ADIC Buy Makes Quantum Major Vendor
    Quantum's pending acquisition of ADIC is not about creating a large tape vendor, but is about creating a major independent storage vendor that can influence the backup, restore, and archiving business in a way system vendors can not. That's the message that Rick Belluzzo, chairman and CEO of Quantum, and other executives brought to attendees of the company's sixth annual channel conference, held this week in La Jolla, Calif. in his first public comments about the acquisition.
  • Microsoft To Ship Antigen Antivirus Line July 1
    Microsoft's antivirus engine will become available to corporate customers and channel partners next month as part of the company's official launch of its Antigen e-mail security product line.
  • PGP Unveils Auto Data Encryption Technology
    PGP on Monday unveiled PGP NetShare, an application designed to automatically encrypt files as they are saved to a specific folder and enable authorized users to access those files from across the network.
  • Execs tout vendor's realignment, details quad-core processor

    AMD's Server Progression
    Advanced Micro Devices promised a quad-core processor by mid-2007, as well as a new dual-core processor designed for mobile users and new platforms for the channel, at a technology briefing last week.