CRN Security News

  • Microsoft Rebrands AntiSpyware As 'Defender'
    Microsoft has renamed its still-in-beta Windows AntiSpyware as "Microsoft Defender," a company official disclosed Friday, who also said that new spyware definitions would be pushed to users via Windows Update when the product goes final.
  • Cisco's Black Hat Nemesis Hired By Rival Juniper
    The security researcher who stirred up a hornet's nest last summer when he went public with a new exploitation tactic against Cisco's popular network routers has been hired by rival Juniper Networks.
  • Cisco: The Next Big Security Concern
    Which operating system, embedded in more than 80 percent of enterprise IT environments, is one of the fastest-growing hacker targets and potentially the most devastating information-security vulnerability? Hint: It ain't Windows. Cisco Systems' Internetwork Operating System (IOS) now sits at the center of the information security vortex.
  • Alliance to assist with recovery opportunities

    Ingram To Point VARs On Right Path
    Ingram Micro&'s GovEd Alliance has started an initiative to help government- and education-focused solution providers find disaster-recovery opportunities in the Gulf Coast region. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor last week unveiled the plan before 300 solution providers at its annual GovEd Alliance Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Permeo Serves To End Remote-Access Woes
    Permeo&'s Base5 product simplifies remote-access, while offering bulletproof security by deploying a secure client that requires little user intervention and extends security to remote users via policies.
  • Moore Is More For New Xerox CTO Vandebroek
    Xerox&'s incoming chief technology officer says the company is poised to stay on a “Moore&'s Law curve” with some of its key technology, and will continue investing in research and development in broad areas.
  • SenSage Eases Compliance Regulation Hurdles
    With an increasing number of business regulations, many new products have come to market to help companies maintain compliance. One of these is SenSage&'s SenSage 3.5, which enforces SOX compliance and many other standards.
  • Cisco Fixes 'Critical' Router Security Hole
    Cisco has fixed a critical security hole in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS) that could have allowed hackers to take control of the routers and switches that form the backbone of the Internet and enterprise networks.
  • 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?