CRN Security News


  • NAC Attacks: Lockdown's Enforcer 4.5 Is On The Job
    Network access control vendor Lockdown Networks in mid-September took the wraps off a new version of its Enforcer NAC appliance, which includes improved VPN features for companies with legions of mobile workers.
  • Solution providers are sourcing an ever-higher percentage of total product purchases from other solution providers, study shows


    Channel Shopping: VARs Are Sourcing More From VARs
    Solution providers are increasingly sourcing product from other solution providers and less frequently from vendors, the 2006 Sourcing Study shows.
  • In response to the greater demand for off-site access to corporate networks, Netgear has created its ProSafe SSL312 VPN Concentrator


    Review: Secure Remote Access With A Price That Is Right For SMBs
    With each passing day, more and more workers need remote access to corporate networks for either business travel or for working from home. But not all companies have the necessary IT dollars to spend on this capability. One solution: Netgear's new ProSafe SSL312 VPN Concentrator.
  • Truth Starts With IDM
    Here's no doubt that information security is one of the most pressing issues that organizations face today. That's why companies are throwing precious IT dollars at the problem, thinking point solutions such as firewalls and antivirus software will be the silver bullet that helps them sleep soundly. But for true information security, you have to start with a proper ID management, or IDM, solution.
  • BBB, Dell, Microsoft, Others Partner Against Identity Theft
    The American National Standards Institute, the Better Business Bureau and a half-dozen companies, including Dell and Microsoft, have teamed up to create a resource where organizations can get standards and guidelines for dealing with identity theft and fraud.
  • Symantec Presses Congress To Combat Cybercrime
    The changing face of cyberattacks continues to leave our country's critical infrastructure vulnerable, Symantec's Vincent Weafer told Congress Wednesday. With cybercrimes costing businesses $48 billion annually and consumers $680 million in losses in 2005, a change in government policy is necessary to mitigate risk.
  • Adobe Patches Flash
    Adobe Systems urged users to update Flash Player immediately as it warned the program harbors five critical bugs that can let attackers take control of a computer.
  • Microsoft Appoints VP of Federal Business
    Microsoft has promoted Curt Kolcun to the position of vice president of its federal government business. In his new role, Kolcun intends to grow the business beyond the desktop to mission-critical government applications.
  • Sun, IBM Butt Heads On Tape Encryption
    Sun Microsystems and IBM this week started delivering tape drives with built-in encryption technology, and both accused the other of offering proprietary technology.
  • Briefs: September 11, 2006
    Gateway named Ed Coleman as its new CEO, effective Sept. 18, according to the PC maker. Coleman is currently senior vice president and president of Arrow Electronics' Enterprise Computing Solutions. He will replace Rick Snyder, who has served as Gateway's interim CEO since February after Wayne Inouye resigned.
  • Call for partners to step up specialization to meet security demands


    Cisco Wants Partners To Become Security Masters
    It's time for security solution providers to make bold moves, according to executives from Cisco Systems and Microsoft.

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