CRN Security News

  • As threats are on the rise, software vendor Fortify creates a new way to thwart hacker attacks

    Redefining The Walls Of Security
    Having a secure network isn't enough protection anymore as hackers move beyond trying to duck through chinks in firewalls and target applications themselves. In response, Fortify Software is on the frontlines with its application security software and its burgeoning U.S. channel presence to offer solution providers another weapon in the war against information piracy.
  • Check Point Seeks Piece Of Encryption Pie
    Check Point Software Technologies is looking to add encryption to its product portfolio by bidding to acquire Sweden-based Protect Data, parent company of mobile encryption vendor Pointsec.
  • Netgear Wireless Flaw Comes To Light
    Security researchers from the Month of Kernel Bugs (MoKB) project have dished up details on another critical wireless device driver vulnerability, this one affecting a popular Netgear wireless product.
  • Exploits Surface For Critical Microsoft Bug
    Just two days after Microsoft patched 13 vulnerabilities, programmers have crafted working exploits against a pair of bugs, one of them dubbed critical, security researchers said Thursday.
  • Microsoft Plans 'Fresno' Windows Server Appliance
    Microsoft will take on Linux in the appliance market with an entry-level "Longhorn" Windows Server that will support a small number of users but requires no client access licenses, channel sources say.
  • Zero-Day Attacks Top Security Threat List
    A dramatic surge in zero-day attacks and exploits of Microsoft Office have been the two most important threat trends for 2006, the SANS Institute reported Wednesday.
  • Secure Computing Adds Teeth To Webwasher
    Secure Computing on Monday took the wraps off a revamped version of its Webwasher gateway security offering that protects networks against threats from outside as well as from within.
  • Microsoft Partners Begin Playing With .Net 3.0
    Microsoft recently celebrated Vista's release to manufacturing and the start of a huge wave of Vista-linked product launches by releasing a blizzard of developer software, including the .Net 3.0 Framework, the new managed-code programming model at Vista's heart.
  • Exploit Released For Broadcom Wireless Flaw
    The Broadcom wireless device driver that ships with Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Gateway, eMachines and other notebook PCs contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain control over an affected machine.
  • John Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Symantec
    Thompson is beginning to deliver on promised synergies between security and storage software, but is facing a myriad of new threats to Symantec's market leadership.
  • Microsoft, Novell partners cheer multifacted Windows-Linux pact

    Interoperability Promised
    Microsoft's pact with Novell will drive more virtualization and SUSE Linux business through the channel and better equip Microsoft partners to provide cross-platform support.
  • Amidst Washington admission, VARs rethink strategies

    Lights Dimming On The Sarbanes Oxley Act?
    The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) has helped many solution providers develop healthy compliance businesses. But with recent rumblings from Washington that SOX may have gone too far and could eventually be scaled back, some VARs are wondering how much longer SOX solutions and services will continue to yield a reliable revenue stream.