CRN Security News

  • Briefs: August 28, 2006
    IBM's move last week to bolster its IT security services portfolio by acquiring Internet Security Systems has left ISS's partners bracing for impact.
  • This server with SATA-II drives can later be migrated to SAS drives -- while preserving the original hardware investment

    How to Build a RAID-Capable Storage Server
    This server with SATA-II drives can later be migrated to SAS drives, while preserving the original hardware investment.
  • VoIP Systems Vulnerable To Attack
    VoIP is well on its way to widespread adoption, but the fact that many companies haven't taken the necessary steps to toughen up security on their VoIP systems could make them attractive targets for hackers.
  • AMD Launches New, Faster Opteron Processor
    Advanced Micro Devices recently unveiled the next version of its Opteron processor and said it has taken a significant step toward delivering a quad-core processor next year.
  • Emerging Profits
    The channel has discovered an underground economy, and it's booming. Even while solution providers lament single-digit traditional hardware margins, they quietly report that their storage, security or wireless projects are yielding healthy double-digit product margins often north of 20 points.
  • Development Darlings Step Into The Spotlight
    Open-sourcing is entrenched, and few would argue any longer that the Web is a core part of the future of software delivery. So what are the new hot-button issues in application development? Here are five topics generating chatter among developers and software companies.
  • Crossbeam Does What Check Point Couldn't
    Although Check Point's plan to buy intrusion prevention vendor Sourcefire was derailed, Crossbeam Systems is deploying Check Point firewalls and Sourcefire IPS technologies side-by-side as part of its comprehensive UTM offerings.
  • IBM's ISS Buy Smacks of Services Play
    IBM's $1.3B purchase of threat-prevention pioneer Internet Security Systems instantly establishes Big Blue as one of the most formidable players in the IT security market.
  • EMC Hints At Keeping RSA Separate
    Although EMC last week hinted about plans to bring RSA Security's partner program into its own once the acquisition closes, it appears that is not the plan.
  • 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.