CRN Security News

  • Check Point Completes Its Security Vision
    Check Point Software on Monday plans to add the final piece of the puzzle in its vision for unified security management by announcing the integration of end point security into its SmartCenter management solution.
  • D&H Adds Security Vendors
    D&H has enhanced its security line card, picking up new products from WatchGuard Technologies, TrustELI and Anthology Solutions that target the small- and midsize-business market.
  • McAfee Embraces Services With Global Services Strategy
    As managed services continues to dominate the tech scene for 2006, security vendor McAfee joins the fray with the launch of its Global Services Strategy. Under that initiative, the vendor will train and certify its channel partners to provide services around McAfee products.
  • Hackers Tap Bank Web Sites In Unique Phishing Attack
    In a new form of phishing, hackers have cracked the computers hosting the Web sites of three Florida banks, redirecting banking customers to a bogus homepage in order to steal account information and other personal data.
  • State, Local Gov't IT Spending To Reach $72 Billion
    IT spending by state and local government is expected to grow 44 percent to $72 billion in the next five years, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input, with more than 80 percent of that total falling in the laps of private-sector companies as non-core government competencies are increasingly outsourced.
  • Security Firm Releases Patch For Zero-Day IE Flaw
    There's still no patch from Microsoft for a critical security flaw in the Internet Explorer browser, but computer security firm eEye Digital Security has released a temporary patch for the zero-day vulnerability.
  • Ruby On Rails Framework Adds AJAX Tools In Major Update
    Application development framework Rails went live with version 1.1 on Tuesday, adding more than 500 fixes and new features to the popular system for developing Web applications with the lightweight Ruby scripting language.
  • Check Point Misses Critical Opportunity
    The communiques coming out of Check Point Software Technologies are optimistic. Despite withdrawing from its purchase of intrusion-prevention innovator Sourcefire, the Israel-based firewall company says it will look for other ways to collaborate with its former acquisition target.
  • Microsoft Names New Security Chief
    Microsoft has named eight-year company veteran Ben Fathi as the new chief of its high-profile Windows security efforts. The company said his predecessor, Mike Nash, is "transitioning out of his position” and taking a sabbatical.
  • Taking The Headache Out Of Compliance Reporting
    Albeit imperative, compliance has become a complicated subject. So, elQNetworks' Enterprise Security Analyzer (ESA), which combines compliance reporting with auditing and security tools, attempts to uncomplicate things.
  • Microsoft Slams Apple's Security System
    Here's a twist: Microsoft's security people are lecturing Apple on how to handle security problems. Microsoft tells Apple to "tackle security issues by getting out ahead of them" and offers other friendly advice.
  • Massive Botnet Stealing Banking Info
    A stealthy bot Trojan has been infecting machines via drive-by-downloads and may have infected a million PCs. It aims to pillage personal bank accounts.