CRN Security News


  • Where will small business spend their growing IT budgets in the coming year? CRN editors pick five hot topics for 2006 that are top of mind for many solution providers


    5 Hot Topics
    Heading into the new year, small-business optimism is on the rise, as is the outlook for IT spending.
  • Drumroll, please: the CRN Test Center honors those products that set the bar for excellence in 2005


    Innovation Was Alive And Well, But What Will The New Year Bring?
    With the close of 2005, the CRN Test Center once again set out to identify the top technologies for our Product of the Year awards. Test Center engineers evaluated several hundred products throughout 2005, which made the process of selecting the winners a complicated endeavor.
  • CRN Test Center picks five hot products for five hot small-business topics


    These Products, Services Look Like Winners In 2006
    In the coming year, solution providers will have a mounting number of vendor offerings to choose from in network-attached storage and all-in-one security appliances, mobile and wireless technologies and hosted VoIP and managed service offerings.
  • How to detect malware's ultimate bodyguard


    Rooting Out Rootkits
    One critical aspect of systems building is staying on top of security threats. Another is having the best detection tools available to keep those threats at bay.
  • Security Solutions On the Rise
    The market for business e-mail security solutions is expected to grow from $1.9 billion in 2005 to $2.9 billion by 2010, according to a report from Ferris Research, which also reveals e-mail security revenue is on the rise by almost 25 percent per year.
  • Avaya Extends VPN, Video Features To VoIP
    Avaya Tuesday at Interop-New York targeted remote and mobile workers with new built-in VPN capabilities for its IP phones and expanded a partnership with Polycom to further integrate VoIP with videoconferencing.
  • Glitch Downs Symantec Discussion Group
    A computer error caused a technical support discussion group on Symantec's Web site to become inaccessible for about 24 hours last week, a spokeswoman for the security vendor said Monday.
  • Interop's the place to be for VoIP, app security, WAN optimization


    Talking Up IP Technology
    At Interop this week, networking technology will enjoy more popularity than it has in at least five years, solution providers say.
  • Vendor brings video, VoIP to Web collaboration


    Aventail Improves Communication
    Security vendor Aventail&'s new Web collaboration solution incorporates VoIP and videoconferencing features to improve user-to-user communications and boost productivity.
  • Security: Keep It Simple
    Small-business-focused solution providers can look forward to a banner year in security sales in 2006.
  • System Builders Join Managed Services Fray
    System builder Seneca Data is adding a managed services component to its lineup in an effort to encourage its VAR and ISV partners to find new opportunities with a recurring revenue component.
  • VARs cite 'dramatic turnaround' in vendor's channel relationships


    HP Enacts SMB Rules
    Hewlett-Packard has started to turn over to the channel previously direct accounts that were buying through its call center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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