CRN Security News


  • The Best-Value Challenge
    Awarding strictly on price used to be easy--anyone with a calculator could do it. Managing tens of thousands of purchasing agents for thousands of different products, however, and spending trillions of dollars to ensure "best value" are daunting tasks. This best-value idea came on the scene a couple of years ago, and was intended to allow the government to purchase based on criteria other than initial purchase price. The idea is to take into account other factors like service and total cost of ownership.
  • Microsoft Refutes Windows 'Back Door' Claim
    Microsoft is rejecting allegations that the Windows Metafile (WMF) bug is actually a "back door" planted by the company's developers so they could secretly access users' PCs.
  • Exploit Loose For Veritas NetBackup Bug
    Symantec on Tuesday warned users of Veritas NetBackup that a new exploit of a months-old bug is on the prowl, and recommended that administrators patch promptly.
  • Will New CEO Change Websense?
    VARs are hoping new Websense CEO Gene Hodges will expand the company&'s product line, sparking increased opportunities for partners.
  • Multimedia Made Easy With Roxio's Latest
    There is a world of difference between Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 and 8. The newest Creator, version 8, packs many great new features that even surpass powerhouse Nero.
  • Keeping Apple's Shine
    Conventional wisdom suggests I should have waited. But I am one of those supposedly misguided souls who purchased a Macintosh system late last year, mere weeks before Apple &'fessed up to being ready with its first Intel-based models—about a half-year earlier than originally anticipated.
  • Hasta La Vista?
    With Microsoft Windows Vista due later this year, now is the time to think about what operating system you will deploy.
  • Family Feud
    Mark Diamond is suing SED, the distributor co-founded by his parents and the only employer he has known. He is without a job, steeped in legal bills and hasn&'t spoken to several members of his family. He wants to put the conflict behind him and preserve his father&'s legacy, but he feels SED has left him no recourse but the court system.
  • Juniper Shakes Up Management
    Juniper Networks Tuesday disclosed an executive shakeup that includes the departure of three top executives and the naming of several Juniper insiders as well as a recruit from rival Cisco Systems to replace them.
  • McAfee President Steps Down
    Antivirus software vendor McAfee announced that president Gene Hodges has resigned, effective immediately, to become president and CEO of Websense, a maker of Web filtering and desktop security software.
  • Linksys Adds PoE To New APs
    Linksys is targeting the SMB market with two new access points—one designed for indoor and the other for outdoor use—that leverage the cost and security benefits of Power-over-Ethernet.
  • Think Warm And Fuzzy
    Mere days into the new year, and already security integrators must be beside themselves figuring out how to prioritize.

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