CRN Security News


  • After joining forces with vendors to offer hosted solutions, an MSP warmly welcomes the lucrative prize of an SMB-centric target


    Smarter Relationships
    Offering hosted Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint solutions helped Apptix, a Herndon, Va.-based MSP that targets small-business customers, nearly double its revenue between 2004 and 2005, and the company is on target to continue to see explosive growth as the market for hosted solutions expands.
  • Porticus Gives A Voice To Biometric Authentication
    Startup Porticus Technology recently emerged from stealth mode with biometric security technology that uses the dynamic range of a person's voice to authenticate callers on interactive voice response (IVR) systems.
  • Apple Fixes Vulnerability In SAN Software
    Apple fixed a vulnerability in its Xsan storage area network software that could enable attackers to execute malicious code on computers connected to the file system.
  • ANALYSIS: Check Point Avoiding Check Mate
    The grim assessment spelled out in Check Point Software Technologies' 2005 annual report is prophetic: "If we fail to enhance our existing products, develop new and more technologically advanced products or successfully commercialize these products, the results of our operations will suffer."
  • The Sorry State Of Security
    So imagine our surprise when we both got word that our personal information had been exposed—his from a Veterans Affairs' laptop and mine from an Alumni Affairs database.
  • Federal Security Spending To Climb
    Federal IT spending on sec-urity is expected to grow 19 percent over the next five years, reaching $6.3 billion by 2011, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.
  • McAfee Faces Lawsuit Over UTM Technology
    Security vendor Deep Nines on Wednesday filed a patent violation lawsuit against McAfee over a unified threat management technology used in the design of security appliances.
  • 10 Free Ways To Keep Your PC Safe
    You don't have to spend a fortune to protect your PC from viruses, Trojans, phishers, scammers and snoops. In fact, you don't have to spend a penny. Here's how.
  • D-Link Hardens Firmware For Wireless Bug
    D-Link on Wednesday said it's preparing final versions of firmware updates to address a buffer overflow vulnerability discovered last month in several of its consumer-grade wireless routers.
  • Review: Five Firewalls For Your Desktop PC
    It's a dangerous world out there for PC users and Web surfers, but which firewall should you use? Here's a close-up look at five top firewall software products, and some advice on which one is best.
  • Core Targets Attacks On Client Software
    As companies' network infrastructure becomes more secure, attackers are increasingly targeting client side applications, and Core Security aims to thwart their efforts.
  • Cisco Earns FIPS Validation
    Cisco announced that its Unified Wireless Network has been validated according to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 for protecting unclassified information.
  • Access Introduces New Business Structure At Conference
    Access Distribution is kicking off its annual New Frontiers solution provider conference, held this week in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a sales reorganization, a couple of new Sun Microsystems channel programs, and a couple of new vendor agreements. The distributor expects about 1,000 non-Access people to attend the conference, including multiple attendees from about 250 unique solution provider organizations.

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