CRN Security News

  • Massive Botnet Stealing Banking Info
    A stealthy bot Trojan has been infecting machines via drive-by-downloads and may have infected a million PCs. It aims to pillage personal bank accounts.
  • Visa Warns Software May Store PINs
    The credit card company issues a warning that some point-of-sale software may have incorrectly stored customer information. Some say that could be at the root of a recent debit card data fiasco.
  • Newbury Is All About Location
    Newbury Networks today announced an enterprise asset-tracking solution and a software development platform for emerging types of applications that incorporate location-based data from wireless networks.
  • Faulty virus update triggers false positives

    McAfee Releases Flawed Patch
    McAfee released a virus signature update in mid-March for its consumer and enterprise security products that mistakenly flagged files—from Microsoft Excel, Adobe Update Manager and several other Windows applications—as untrusted or infected files.
  • Enabling Security--Anywhere--With Symantec
    Remote control of PCs and servers has become one of the most important tools for solution providers and system administrators--and Symantec is aiming to preserve its market share with the latest version of pcAnywhere.
  • Wagering On A Secure, Clustered Data Solution
    When Penn National Gaming needed a SAN to keep ITS data secure and available on a Mississippi riverboat casino, they called in storage solution provider Eagle Software, Salinas, Kan. Solution provider David Hiechel, president of Eagle Software, recently spoke with CRN features writer Jennifer Lawinski about how HE utilized SAN technology from Xiotech, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based storage vendor, to meet the unique needs of a floating data system.
  • SMBs Ripe For Secure E-Mail
    Following the path of Symantec, Microsoft and 3Com, SonicWall has become the latest security vendor to add e-mail security to its portfolio. VARs catering to the security needs of SMB customers should pay special attention.
  • VARs Eye Threat-Management Security Appliances
    Internet-borne security threats are indiscriminate. Viruses, worms, phishers, spyware and hackers all hit targets of opportunity, regardless of size. While enterprises have the infrastructure and in-house expertise to thwart many attacks, small and midsize businesses don't have such capabilities.
  • Is it time for your customers to retire their bar-code systems?

    RFID Adoption Hinges On Supply Chain's Embrace
    RFID is a technology with huge potential in manufacturing, retail and other verticals. With multiple applications leading to business benefits, the RFID market is slowly starting to pick up.
  • Symantec, Mcafee and trend micro beefing up programs

    Roundup: Security Vendors Expanding Channel
    Security concerns are top-of-mind for almost every business executive these days, and security vendors are responding by enhancing their partner programs in 2006.
  • Cisco Simplifies Incentive Programs
    Cisco Systems is making itself easier for solution providers to do business with by simplifying its incentive programs and launching a new partner communications portal, a top channel executive said Tuesday.
  • Guards Against Theft Of Archived Data

    NeoScale Appliance Stores Data Encryption Keys
    NeoScale Systems on Tuesday is planning to unveil a new appliance aimed at managing the keys used to encrypt data that is archived to tape or to off-site data centers.
  • McAfee Vows More Partner-Led Services
    With the launch of its new Global Services Strategy, McAfee will arm partners with training and certification to sell more services and eliminate conflict with its internal service group.
  • NetDevices Branches Out And Expands Its Networking Portfolio
    Networking startup NetDevices last week expanded its portfolio of all-in-one branch office devices. The vendor’s lineup of services gateways, which combines features such as security, networking and VoIP, now is available in a smaller version.
  • Chambers: Time For Cisco Partners To Move
    Cisco Systems President and CEO John Chambers outlines Cisco’s push toward intelligent networking, what role channel partners will play in it and the choices that partners now face in an interview with CRN.
  • Consolidates 20 programs into four new channel partner levels

    Symantec Launches New Unified Channel Program
    A year after the Symantec-Veritas merger, the new Symantec this week is taking its first step toward unifying the mishmash of legacy channel programs.