CRN Security News


  • 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.
  • Cracked: Sober Worm Update Scheme
    A security firm said it has cracked the Sober worm and uncovered the URLs the long-running worm will use in January to update itself to a new variant.
  • eBay Yanks Listing For Excel Bug
    An unknown security researcher tried to sell a vulnerability in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program on eBay, but the online auction site pulled the listing late Thursday.
  • Bluesocket Adds teeth To WLAN
    Wireless vendor Bluesocket has upgraded its Blue-Secure WLAN management software to strengthen security and improve performance of voice over WLAN.
  • Symantec Warns of '06 Security Threat
    Security companies have charted a steep rise in targeted attacks over the past year as would-be hackers move away from headline-grabbing, far-reaching attacks to more profit-motivated ones targeted at a narrower range of victims
  • Majority of Federal Agencies Ill-Prepared For Disasters
    Despite hard lessons learned from both terrorist attacks and natural disasters, federal agencies still have a way to go in developing continuity of operations plans (COOP), according to a recent study from Citrix Systems.
  • VARs discover high-risk hardware MSP business pays dividends


    MSPs Tackle Hardware
    A growing number of solution providers are strengthening the bond of their managed services relationships by taking ownership of the customer hardware they once primarily monitored and maintained.
  • Addition of Trustgenix should bolster OpenView portfolio


    Why HP Bought Into Federated-Identity Management
    Hewlett-Packard's decision to acquire Trustgenix, one of the few remaining independent suppliers of federated identity-management software, will give it and its partners a key tool for cross-domain access management and authentication.

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