CRN Security News

  • Vendors roll out new products, ink new partnerships

    Cisco, Aruba Raise Wireless LAN Stakes
    The wireless LAN market heated up last week as Cisco Systems launched a stackable WLAN controller and Aruba Networks extended the scalability of its platform and unveiled partnerships with Cisco rival Juniper Networks and startup Ruckus Wireless.
  • Cisco's Call Manager Vulnerable To Attacks
    Vulnerabilities in Cisco Systems' Call Manager software could open the door for hackers to reconfigure VoIP settings and gain access to individual users' account information, according to researchers at solution provider FishNet Security.
  • Pump Your Own Apps: A Self-Servicing Channel
    Everdream has identified the channel as an avenue for growth in the managed services market. Case in point is its on-demand desktop management service, which enables greater visibility into hardware and software assets.
  • SonicWall VP Pinpoints Three Security Opportunities
    SonicWall continues to build out its data-protection portfolio, augmenting its line of perimeter security solutions with continuous data protection and point-to-point VPN capabilities. Douglas Brockett, SonicWall's vice president and general manager, spoke with VARBusiness editor Larry Walsh about emerging opportunities.
  • VoIP Scam Raises Security Questions
    As VoIP technology becomes commonplace, advocates have assured skeptics that digital-voice networks will be no more difficult to secure than data. But a high-profile scam has possibly put a dent in those contentions.
  • Research foresees trouble for third, fourth quarters

    Rocky Road Ahead
    By June, every good sales and channel manager starts using the tools at their disposal to hit their numbers for the year. At that point, you can pretty well estimate how close you'll get to your target--at least in most industries.
  • Create a low-cost, do-it-yourself PC-based safety net

    How To Build a Home Security System
    Constructing a home security system that is controlled and managed through a central PC is beneficial to both you and your customers. Here's a look at M1 Gold, Irvine, Calif.-based's recipe for a high-quality, low-cost PC-based home security system.
  • CA Taps Nugent As New CTO
    CA stayed inside to fill its recently vacated chief technology officer position, naming Alan Nugent, who had been directing the company's largest business unit, to take over for Mark Barrenechea, who left the company last week.
  • NAC Vendors On The Attack
    These companies are giving Cisco Systems and Microsoft a run for their money by bringing network access control (NAC) products to market.
  • Juniper IDP 4.0 Improves Its Defenses
    Juniper Networks in mid-June rolled out upgrades to its intrusion-detection/prevention and security management software that give administrators better visibility into the network and more control over applications.
  • Start Me Up: New NAC Offerings Gaining Attention
    While Microsoft and Cisco Systems hammer out the details of their strategies for delivering network access control, many startups have begun selling their own NAC offerings to companies eager to deploy the technology today.
  • Simply guarding the perimeter isn't enough nowadays. VARs in the know are pitching NAC technology as security's new network sentry.

    The Insider: Think You Have A NAC For Security?
    Network access control technology is grabbing the spotlight these days as a more thorough way of ensuring the security of a company's network. By going beyond the perimeter and looking at applications and clients, NAC is making a name for itself with solution providers and vendors alike.
  • New $1.3m solutions lab and partnership with HP fuel revenue in Houston

    VAR Invests $1.8M In Growth
    Computex's move into a new $1.8 million facility with a robust solutions lab and configuration center is paying off in big sales gains for the solution provider and its primary partner, Hewlett-Packard.
  • Westcon Spins Off Security Practice
    Westcon Group has launched a new business unit focused on security solutions that will be available to all Westcon Group solution providers, including those that buy Cisco Systems or Avaya products through the Comstor and Voda One divisions.