CRN Security News


  • Clients rely on integrators to provide secure backup solutions


    Storage Becomes A Safe Value
    If they don't know it already, integrators offering networked storage products are tapped into one of the fastest growing parts of the digital convergence market.
  • Devices from HomeLogic make it easy and inexpensive to set up home control systems


    Review: A Logical Approach To Control
    Until recently, consumers interested in interconnected platforms and devices have been forced to choose from a limited list of vendors, which adds to the price and can reduce the capabilities of a home network. HomeLogic is trying to reverse this trend with IP-based hardware that connects audio, video and home theater components, as well as lighting, security and HVAC subsystems to home networks and control systems. Digital Connect Lab engineers review the products.
  • How To: Everyone's A Salesman
    Executives from some of the most successful digital integrators say to succeed in the business, every employee must be involved in sales. Here's how they do it.
  • Smooth sailing so far for Legrand's purchase of On-Q and Greyfox


    After The Mergers: Smooth Sailing For Legrand's Purchase Of On-Q
    Acquisitions of technology vendors often lead to product shortages, poor communication and uneven services. But so far that's not the case following Legrand's purchase of On-Q and Greyfox, which has not only progressed smoothly but has yielded improved products and support, integrators say.
  • Hackers Circulate Exploit Code For Two Windows Flaws
    Exploits and proof-of-concept samples for two recently disclosed critical Microsoft vulnerabilities are circulating among hackers, security experts warned Tuesday; Microsoft says it's not aware of any active attacks.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance To Boost Tech Spending
    Sarbanes-Oxley requirements will cause companies to increase spending on technology in 2006 while actual headcount numbers dedicated to compliance efforts will decrease slightly, according to a report released Tuesday.
  • Check Point Readies Security Devices For SMBs
    Check Point Software Technologies Monday is preparing to launch Internet security applications for small and midsize business with two multi-function security appliances and remote management capabilities.
  • Vendor launches program for VARs to go after installed base


    Cisco's Upgrade Bid
    Cisco Systems this week is launching a new channel program that encourages partners to comb their installed base for opportunities to upgrade customers to fresh networking gear.
  • DEMAND GENERATOR: Arlin Sorensen, Heartland Technology Solutions
    Heartland Technology Solutions turned a network infrastructure upgrade into an opportunity to create a state-of-the art technology experience for the Tri-Center Community School District in western Iowa. That experience includes Internet telephony, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and an IP surveillance system.
  • Wireless Mesh Networking Alters Urban Landscape
    The proliferation of wireless mesh networks around cities and towns offers solution providers a wide range of business-generating opportunities from installing the networks to securing the data of its users.
  • CA&'s New Security Product Is Suite
    As a result of Internet connectivity growing in leaps and bounds in the SMB market and many security products lacking in certain key areas, CA has come up with an all-encompassing offering called the CA Business Protection Suite.
  • Consolidation Key To Growth
    Two recent acquisitions in the custom-system builder market illustrate the continuing consolidation in this space as builders look for ways to improve their offerings.
  • Splits SBU into pro A/V, on-premise security


    Tech Data's Digital Shift
    Tech Data plans to split its digital-products-focused business unit into two groups: one for professional audio/video and the other for on-premise security solutions, according to the Clearwater, Fla., distributor.

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