CRN Security News

  • CRN Interview: SonicWall Channel Chief Mike Valentine
    Mike Valentine, vice president of America Sales for SonicWall, recently spoke with CRN Editor Heather Clancy about the security company's ongoing effort to reclassify its various solution providers, including a category he's describing as a sort of value-added DMR.
  • Upstart Makes Case For Proactive Security
    Security upstart SPI Dynamics earlier this week took the wraps off two new products that identify vulnerabilities in Websites and fix glitches in source code during the software development process.
  • EMC Confirms Plans To Buy RSA In $2.1B Deal
    Rumors of EMC acquiring RSA it turns out have not been greatly exaggerated. EMC late Thursday confirmed it plans to acquire RSA Security in a deal worth some $2.1 billion.
  • RSA For Sale, Talks Under Way
    RSA Security Thursday confirmed that it is in negotiations for a "potential strategic transaction" but said that no deal has been finalized, following a report that it is close to a potential deal with EMC.
  • Were Senforce's Channel Plans Sincere?
    A year after its top executive announced a major effort to do an about-face from mostly direct sales to a channel model, Senforce Technologies remains largely a direct vendor.
  • Microsoft Key management server under development

    Microsoft To Enforce Volume License Key Compliance For Vista, Longhorn
    Microsoft will introduce a new policy and key management servers for Vista and Longhorn that requires volume licensed customers to register their keys within 30 days of installation, and update license count on a regular basis.
  • LANDesk Rolls Out Process Manager 2.0
    With this week's arrival of LANDesk Process Manager 2.0, LANDesk aims to increase the competitive pressure felt by its pack of traditional competitors like Altiris, Configuresoft and the fruit of BMC's Marimba acquisition, BMC Configuration Manager.
  • Here's the latest on upgrading Linux systems, while enabling them to run Windows applications

    How to Upgrade to Fedora Core 3, Part 1
    Here's the latest on upgrading Linux systems, while enabling them to run Windows applications.
  • IM: Why Businesses Aren't Yet Convinced It's For Them
    Instant messaging is so rooted in consumer Web technology, it has become a platform for offering other services. Yet many businesses remain wary of it, even for information workers. Security is the biggest worry, plus many companies haven't seen great demand from employees.
  • Westcon Makes A SecurityPoint
    Westcon Group has enhanced its SecurityPoint program to include a new Web portal where VARs can research products that the distributor carries, assemble a solution and learn selling techniques.
  • ERP Enters Open-Source Renaissance
    For systems integrators catering to small and midsize manufacturers, there is great news--the world of ERP is partaking in a open-source rebirth.
  • Dell Vows Its Unwavering Commitment To The PC Pricing War
    The PC price war is not abating, and Dell's top executives say they've dug in and have not yielded any ground to rivals like Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins suggested to investors earlier this month that his company wouldn't back down from its strategy of underpricing its competition as it works to win back PC market share.
  • Vendors roll out new products, ink new partnerships

    Cisco, Aruba Raise Wireless LAN Stakes
    The wireless LAN market heated up last week as Cisco Systems launched a stackable WLAN controller and Aruba Networks extended the scalability of its platform and unveiled partnerships with Cisco rival Juniper Networks and startup Ruckus Wireless.
  • Cisco's Call Manager Vulnerable To Attacks
    Vulnerabilities in Cisco Systems' Call Manager software could open the door for hackers to reconfigure VoIP settings and gain access to individual users' account information, according to researchers at solution provider FishNet Security.
  • Pump Your Own Apps: A Self-Servicing Channel
    Everdream has identified the channel as an avenue for growth in the managed services market. Case in point is its on-demand desktop management service, which enables greater visibility into hardware and software assets.