CRN Security News


  • Solution provider quells midmarket companies' security fears and limits with its service offering


    IT Gets Dressed Up
    When its network threatened to become as chaotic as backstage at Fashion Week, women&'s apparel maker Bernard Chaus turned to solution provider CGAtlantic to help keep its information organized and secure without breaking its budget.
  • Linksys Adds PoE To New APs
    Linksys is targeting the SMB market with two new access points—one designed for indoor and the other for outdoor use—that leverage the cost and security benefits of Power-over-Ethernet.
  • Think Warm And Fuzzy
    Mere days into the new year, and already security integrators must be beside themselves figuring out how to prioritize.
  • Symantec Buying Into IM Security
    Symantec is buying its way into the instant messaging security space. The Cupertino, Calif., security giant plans to acquire IMlogic, which provides security and access controls for instant messaging clients from America Online, Microsoft and Yahoo!
  • Cisco Ups Ante In Digital Solutions Space
    Make no mistake about it: Cisco Systems is betting big on digital convergence. Already entrenched in the consumer and SOHO markets via its Linksys division, in recent months Cisco has taken steps to expand that reach.
  • Market expands as high-end solutions become more affordable


    Review: Serving Up Digital Audio
    High-end digital audio solutions are no longer exclusively for high-end customers. As more home distributed audio solutions come down in price to reach the upper end of the mass market, digital integrators are finding a broader range of products to expand their businesses into new areas.
  • Automated HVAC systems provide cost savings that homes and businesses can really warm up to


    Cool ROI, Hot Sales
    Americans are not just feeling the pinch of rising fuel costs at the gas pump. With home energy bills having doubled from last year in many parts of the country, consumers are looking for ways to save money at home. By offering automated HVAC solutions and using the systems' overall ROI as one of the main selling points, digital integrators are using the cold weather to close some hot deals.
  • Custom Systems: Media Center's CableCard
    Microsoft and R&D consortium Cable Television Laboratories report that future Media Center PCs will support the CableCard, a hardware module developed that allows devices to decode scrambled signals from cable companies.
  • How To: Tips For Whole-House Audio Installation
    Networked home entertainment is just one piece of the connected home puzzle, and making the transition to include whole-house audio installations in a low-voltage wiring business requires training to get a handle on the process.
  • Computer Connections' Jude Daigle expects big boost in home networking products and services


    Case Study: Returning Home
    Computer Connections is betting that you can go home again. The Pittsburgh-based IT integrator, which has been in business for almost 25 years, got its start selling Apple, Atari and Commodore PCs first to home hobbyists and later to small businesses.
  • ShadowRAM: January 2, 2006
    Best post-Christmas blog item of the season: “So … for anyone who doesn&'t know this, I work at the Apple Store. (iPods). Today, Dec. 26, 2005 … the day after Christmas, was the worst day ever! We had so many people in our store that they had to send an employee outside to tell people they can&'t come in because we were at capacity—and any more and we would be braking [sic] a law! Returns/exchanges like crazy … Well, it&'s over now, and I am happy … because it&'s over.”

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