CRN Security News


  • Astaro Adds Encryption To UTM Appliance
    Astaro this week launched a new version of its flagship gateway UTM product that adds e-mail encryption, clustering technology and tools for securing instant-messaging and peer-to-peer traffic.
  • Slide Show: VARs Weigh In On a Tough 2007 Outlook
    At the recent Ingram Micro GovEd Alliance conference in Atlanta, GovernmentVAR editor Lawrence M. Walsh and senior editor Jill R. Aitoro sat down with eight public-sector solution providers, who service all levels of the channel. They openly shared their experiences with shifting market conditions, tight customer budgets and strategies for success in this tricky market. Here's who GovernmentVAR spoke to.
  • Cisco Patches Critical IOS Vulnerabilities
    Cisco on Wednesday said it has fixed three vulnerabilities in IOS, the operating system that runs its switches and routers, two of which could potentially allow remote attackers to gain complete control over an affected device.
  • Security A Commodity?
    The security market is set for some serious twists and turns this year as Microsoft muscles its way into the market. With the official launch of Vista to consumers next week, Microsoft sets the stage for a much deeper dive into the security segment. And as in most cases, when Microsoft dives into the water, the ripples swell to tidal wave proportions.
  • Assailed by partners, analysts and competitors, CEO Gil Shwed is pushing his company beyond the firewall and into the uncharted territory of data protection. Will it be enough?


    Beyond the Firewall: Check Point's Next Move
    Assailed by partners, analysts and competitors, CEO Gil Shwed is pushing his company beyond the firewall and into the uncharted territory of data protection. Will it be enough?
  • Fledgling security vendor taps solution providers, disties to peddle its debut appliance


    Code Green Gets Green Light At Precision
    Precision Computer Services has been working with Code Green Networks for only about six months, but already the Shelton, Conn.-based solution provider is seeing results.
  • Take the Time To Win
    According to our State of the Government Market report, time and money are the crux of the challenges facing all public-sector solution providers.
  • As government opportunities and market challenges change, solution providers on all levels are adjusting their go-to-market strategies


    Will Sam Be VARs' Favorite Uncle In 2007?
    In the midst of an expensive war and a change of leadership, IT contracting marches on. Some might go so far as to say it prospers, even as contracting and legislative challenges burden even the savviest solution providers.
  • Longhorn: Long on Security?
    Microsoft has been a lighting rod when it comes to security. But one bright spot for Redmond is Windows Longhorn Server, a ground-up redesign of the Windows kernel that has a real focus on increased security, as well as simplified management and improved performance.
  • 2007 Could Be the Year RFID Gets Smarter
    RFID is poised to help retailers and service providers enhance customers' experiences and deliver precise ad messages, according to panelists at the National Retail Federation show.
  • Microsoft, ISVs Set To Ship Vista-Ready Security Products
    Microsoft said this week that its security unit and top security ISVs -- including Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro -- plan to release Windows Vista-ready products and services on Jan. 30, when the operating system is due to become generally available.
  • Oracle Patches 51 Flaws
    Oracle released its first set of 2007 security updates with fixes for 51 flaws, 34 of which can be exploited remotely without authentication, a category typically classified as "critical" by security analysts.