CRN Security News


  • Slurp Is The Perp
    Just when you thought it couldn&'t get any worse, a new security threat arrives that could compromise a business&' intellectual property. That threat can be summed up in one word: iPod.
  • Vernier Looks For Banner Year In &'06
    Mountain View, Calif.-based Network Access Control (NAC) vendor Vernier Networks is anticipating that 2006 will be a banner year for the growing NAC market, and plans on using the channel to capitalize on it.
  • Deserving Recognition
    Some of the best contacts I&'ve made in my nearly 17 years at CRN have come through two massive special reports: the now-defunct Software Star Search directory and the now-thriving Fast Growth 100 ranking, the next version of which we&'ll publish in late July.
  • Juniper Touts Channel Growth
    Juniper Networks executives Thursday at the vendor&'s analyst conference touted the strength of its channel and said the coming year would see an increased focus on managed service providers.
  • McAfee To Add More Partners To Help Grow SMB Business
    Like any channel executive, David Roberts has his work cut out for him. The McAfee senior vice president of North American channel sales has spent the past year adding and integrating new channel partners for the security-software vendor as it tries to keep pace with old and new competitors. Roberts sat down with VARBusiness at this week's RSA Conference in San Jose, Calif., to discuss these developments and how McAfee plans to build around its core antivirus client-software business.
  • Locking In Network Security
    When Cisco first launched into network security, its Self-Defending Network (SDN) strategy sounded more like a wishful marketing pitch than reality
  • Sometimes support means providing partners with the foundation for innovation


    Raiding the Labs
    The last place I thought I'd find a biometric scanner is at Fujitsu. Disk drives, after all, are Fujitsu's bread and butter; the vendor, in fact, has invested more than $800 million to develop perpendicular recording, a technology that may increase hard-disk storage capacity fivefold over the next five years. So what's Fujitsu doing developing a biometric scanner? Taking opportunity where it sees it.
  • Systems include new embedded document accounting systems, to be included in future models


    Lexmark Adds Five Enterprise MFPs
    Lexmark International has rolled out five enterprise multifunction laser printers incorporating a new document-accounting engine that eliminates the need for PCs to handle that task.
  • What&'s Hot At RSA
    Security professionals agree that one of the biggest concerns in protecting the corporate network is making sure that when employees take laptops on the road they don't reconnect them to the corporate network infected with some sort of malware. The emerging technology to deal with this, known as Network Access Control, will be in the spotlight at this week&'s annual RSA security conference in San Jose, Calif.
  • With the right tools and a little know-how, system builders can expand their business — and keep customers networked and happy


    How To: Getting Started With Ethernet Cabling
    With the right tools and a little know-how, system builders can expand their business—and keep customers networked and happy.
  • Cisco Revamps Security-Management Offerings
    Cisco Systems is taking a big step to ease the management of its security equipment--and that of other vendors, as well. This week, the company is releasing its Cisco Security Management Suite (CSMS), an integrated security-event manager that includes the new Cisco Security Manager, and a revamped Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (MARS). Cisco has also enhanced the SSL VPN and antimalware capabilities of its ASA 5500 security appliance.

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