CRN Security News

  • Trend Micro, ISS Report Solid Third Quarters
    Increased demand in the enterprise for security services helped Trend Micro and Internet Security Systems (ISS) post solid earnings last week, and both companies expect the upward swing to continue in the coming quarter.
  • Panda&'s One-stop Security
    Panda has combined a malware-protection client with a Network Operations Center and browser-based management console to give solution providers complete control over protecting PCs from threats.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Exchange&'s new Service Pack 2 reconditions mobile device usage with ActiveSync technology, allowing users to receive speedy e-mail messages, synchronize tasks and update global access lists with just one click.
  • PC Connection Beefs Up Services
    PC Connection last week said its $7.75 million all-cash deal to acquire the assets of 22-year-old $200 million solution provider Amherst Technologies will beef up its services offerings and thrust itself into new product areas including the midrange Unix workstation market.
  • Adaptec Launches Several New SAS Products
    Hoping to push the market toward a broader adoption of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Adaptec has introduced several new products in the category for system builders.
  • Security, Web services and storage solutions are helping the channel illuminate innovative opportunities for their clients

    Midmarket: VARs See The Light
    With so many companies fitting under the midmarket banner, generating business in that segment should be like shooting fish in a barrel, right?
  • Microsoft Hunts For 'Zombie' Spammers
    Microsoft is investigating 13 spam operations it believes sent millions of junk mail messages through a single PC that the Redmond, Wash., company set up as a "zombie."
  • Performance-based Contracting is a Team Effort
    More than ten years after the federal government officially pledged performance-based contracting as an efficient means of procurement, agencies and the private sector alike still wrestle with the concept. For performance-based contracting to actually succeed, both sides need to improve communication and let go of the old way of doing things, said a panel of government officials at a breakfast discussion sponsored by the Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
  • Bird Flu Trojan Poses Danger To Word Users
    A new Trojan horse, dubbed "Navia.a" by Panda Software, uses subject heads of "Outbreak in North America" and "What is avian influenza (bird flu)?" to dupe recipients into opening an attached Microsoft Word document.
  • Microsoft Beefs Up IE 7 Security
    Microsoft will dump SSL 2.0 encryption in the upcoming Internet Explorer 7 for a stronger security protocol, TLS 1.0, the IE 7 development team said.