CRN Security News


  • Briefs: October 10, 2005
    Tech Data is making a multimillion dollar investment in a new program aimed at helping VARs win more deals in the small business market. This week, the distributor is set to announce SMBAccess, which includes a dedicated sales team for VARs selling into small businesses.
  • Federal agencies need help improving identification management for network security


    Preventing System Intrusion Before it Happens
    Too often, government takes an after-the-fact approach to network security--confronting issues after a breach takes place. But by offering effective identification management solutions, VARs can help agencies to detect malicious intruders before they ever get inside.
  • LOOK WHO&S ON THE FAST TRACK TO MANAGED SERVICES: IT&S VARs THAT ARE AHEAD OF THE CURVE, NOT THEIR VENDOR PARTNERS


    Out In Front
    Solution providers making the transition to managed services say they often are leaving their vendor partners in the dust.
  • Microsoft To Take On McAfee, Symantec
    With Symantec and McAfee in its sights, Microsoft last week announced it will release its much-anticipated desktop security software—currently dubbed Microsoft Client Protection—into beta-testing later this year.
  • AMD Guarantees VARs Platforms For Verticals
    Advanced Micro Devices last month rolled out a series of standardized desktop and notebook platforms to help system builders better tap the corporate, government and education markets.
  • Sourcefire acquisition complements security portfolio


    Check Point Targets Intrusion Prevention
    Check Point Software Technologies aims to expand its presence in the intrusion prevention market with the acquisition of Sourcefire, the company that maintains the open source Snort IPS.
  • Safend Protector Locks Down Network Data
    Safend, a Philadelphia-based endpoint security software developer, has the answer for network security guards. The recently released Safend Protector is a software-based security product that provides the “locks” to prevent data from moving about in an unauthorized fashion and secures all endpoints in a network.
  • Microsoft Ups Ante On Security Strategy
    Hoping to take a more holistic approach to thwarting escalating security threats, Microsoft on Thursday laid out its companywide strategy and product roadmap to build thicker walls for both corporate desktops and lower-end servers.
  • New Worm-Naming Scheme Aims To Cut Confusion
    A standardized naming process for worms and viruses sponsored by the US-CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) and backed by the biggest names in security make its debut this week in the hope that it will lend some sense to the malware naming mess.
  • Staying Ahead of Hackers
    While innovation is becoming the latest buzzword for differentiating everything from laptops to business software, advancing technology is critical for security. Threats evolve at a pace slightly faster than countering security technologies.
  • Put security at your clients' fingertips


    Biometrics For Systems Builders
    If you're a systems builder looking for a hot new market, it's time to get smart about the brave new world of biometrics.
  • New product family lets partners build more complete solutions


    Radware Revs It Up
    Radware this week is set to unveil a revamped application delivery portfolio that solution providers say will help them build broader solutions and craft cleaner, more strategic marketing messages.
  • Cisco&s latest security appliance includes rapid TrendLabs updates


    Cisco Promises 15 Minute Security Fixes
    Cisco Systems is stepping up its game in security with a new product designed to protect networks from vulnerabilities within 15 minutes of detection.
  • New UPS Eliminates User Confusion And Frequent Service Calls
    A UPS is a pretty standard, straightforward device: It&s a battery in a big box, and when the AC power kicks out, the battery power kicks on. UPSes are typically placed on the floor and out of sight as a result of being too heavy and bulky to place on a desktop. This prohibits users from seeing the display of the UPS and therefore keeps them unaware of its status. To solve this common quandary, Tripp Lite has just announced a new series of UPSes designed for extreme ease of use and viewing, even in cramped and non-conventional locations.
  • Choosing Sides
    With literally hundreds of security startups vying for the attention of solution providers, it&s hard to imagine that the market is consolidating.

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