CRN Security News


  • 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.
  • Adding more functionality to existing infrastructure, apps without breaking the bank


    How To Do More With Less
    The financial services sector is on the shortlist of prime verticals for most software vendors and their allied solution provider partners. Supplying data collection, analysis and reporting applications is critical bread-and-butter work and has become even more so in the wake of the financial scandals of the past few years.
  • What Works For You?
    I am a hopeless mess when it comes to keeping all my various online account information straight. I constantly have to request either my account name or password. Granted, I changed my name legally after I married a couple of years ago, but it&'s embarrassing nonetheless. And those are just the accounts I remember that I&'ve forgotten.
  • A jury of channel peers has handed down their verdict: VAR-crafted programs deliver higher margins, proven solutions and flexible business model options


    Partner Power
    Who better to devise a margin-rich channel program than a VAR? That&'s one of the reasons an increasing number of solution providers are reselling products, services and solutions from their peers.

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