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  • VARs prefer broad, integrated product lines


    Solving the Security Puzzle
    In 2003, Cisco Systems didn't have enough of a presence in the security space to even be included in the VARBusinessAnnual Report Card (ARC) Security Management Software category. Now, the company has won this category two years running, sharing the top spot in 2004 with Computer Associates and in 2005 with Trend Micro.
  • VARs heed call for multifunctional security appliances


    Threats Buoy Security Hardware
    Despite adding four vendors to the 2005 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) Security Appliances category, solution providers' assessments of the biggest players in that industry remain unchanged.
  • New protection features aid data-networking advances


    Building Security Into the Pipes
    The demand for highly functional and secure gear has propelled Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve and other vendors to the top of the 2005 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) Networking Infrastructure/Data Networking category.
  • Citrix Expands Security For SMBs
    Citrix will continue its march into the security space—and SMB market—by launching a standard version of its NetScaler Application Switch and enhanced SSL VPN gateway at iForum this week.
  • Security vendors will use expo to tout new products, partnerships


    Mobile Means Business
    Mobile Business Expo 2005 opens this week in Chicago, and a number of security vendors are using the event to unveil partnerships and mobile security offerings.
  • Partners will be able to resell managed services as their own


    Ingram Teams Up With Alvaka For MSP Offering
    Ingram Micro will announce a pact this week with MSP Alvaka Networks that will make it possible for Ingram partners to resell Alvaka&s managed services as their own.
  • Development Of 802.11n Standard Hits A Snag
    Depending on whom you listen to, the battle over the development of a standard around next-generation 802.11n technology is either close to being resolved or destined to drag on until at least mid-2007.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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