CRN Security News


  • 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.
  • Role of storage devices also undergoing dramatic shift


    Convergence, Portability Dominate CES Messages
    With apparent and sudden urgency, IT vendors and channel companies began slashing through a jungle of new technology in high-definition video, EV-DO wireless connectivity and convergence at the industry&'s largest trade show last week—as lines further blurred between consumer and commercial networks.
  • Will solution providers be cut out of the equation or find greater margin opportunities?


    Software As A Service: Nightmare Or Dream Margins?
    The software-as-a-service model may be leading to some restless nights in solution provider land. With visions of onetine referral fees and nothing else, how can solution providers hope to survive? But some forward-thinking SaaS vendors say it's time to rest easy: they're cutting partners in on up-front sales and on recurring subscription-type revenue.
  • Solution provider quells midmarket companies' security fears and limits with its service offering


    IT Gets Dressed Up
    When its network threatened to become as chaotic as backstage at Fashion Week, women&'s apparel maker Bernard Chaus turned to solution provider CGAtlantic to help keep its information organized and secure without breaking its budget.
  • 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.
  • Symantec Buying Into IM Security
    Symantec is buying its way into the instant messaging security space. The Cupertino, Calif., security giant plans to acquire IMlogic, which provides security and access controls for instant messaging clients from America Online, Microsoft and Yahoo!
  • Computer Connections' Jude Daigle expects big boost in home networking products and services


    Case Study: Returning Home
    Computer Connections is betting that you can go home again. The Pittsburgh-based IT integrator, which has been in business for almost 25 years, got its start selling Apple, Atari and Commodore PCs first to home hobbyists and later to small businesses.
  • Cisco Ups Ante In Digital Solutions Space
    Make no mistake about it: Cisco Systems is betting big on digital convergence. Already entrenched in the consumer and SOHO markets via its Linksys division, in recent months Cisco has taken steps to expand that reach.
  • Market expands as high-end solutions become more affordable


    Review: Serving Up Digital Audio
    High-end digital audio solutions are no longer exclusively for high-end customers. As more home distributed audio solutions come down in price to reach the upper end of the mass market, digital integrators are finding a broader range of products to expand their businesses into new areas.

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