CRN Security News

  • Yahoo Quashes Mail Bug
    Yahoo says it has patched a bug that was letting attackers hijack systems through a flaw in the portal's free Web-based e-mail service.
  • Getting To The Core Of Today's Security Woes
    In today's complex IT security world, solution providers are finding that the path to good security often comes by playing the bad guy--and that is where Core Security Technologies' Core Impact comes in.
  • Outline includes incentives for deal registration, IT risk management

    Symantec Gives Partners A Road Map For Opportunity
    At Symantec’s Partner Engage 2006 conference in Palm Desert, Calif., last week, company executives provided concrete details on the synergy between its security and storage product lines and outlined key areas of opportunity for partners in the coming year.
  • VARs Stress Importance Of Layered Security
    The discovery in late May of a vulnerability in Symantec’s corporate antivirus software that could have allowed remote users to launch worm attacks is yet another example of the need for a layered approach to securing corporate networks, according to many solution providers.
  • ChoicePoint's Momentum: 'We're Compass-Oriented'
    Hitting the billion-dollar mark is a big achievement for any company. But ChoicePoint passed the milestone last year with barely a notice. For the executives of this VARBusiness 500 superstar, leading the company in the right direction is more important than reaching some arbitrary destination.
  • Tech Analysis: Get Your Free .Net Grid Computing
    The open-source Alchemi project run by the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the open-source NGrid project can help jump-start the next generation of grid computing for the Microsoft .Net platform.
  • IE And Firefox Sport New Zero-day Flaw
    Some security researchers say all versions of the Microsoft and Mozilla browsers could be used to harvest data through a JavaScript key-filtering vulnerability.
  • Belluzzo to VARs: ADIC Buy Makes Quantum Major Vendor
    Quantum's pending acquisition of ADIC is not about creating a large tape vendor, but is about creating a major independent storage vendor that can influence the backup, restore, and archiving business in a way system vendors can not. That's the message that Rick Belluzzo, chairman and CEO of Quantum, and other executives brought to attendees of the company's sixth annual channel conference, held this week in La Jolla, Calif. in his first public comments about the acquisition.
  • Microsoft To Ship Antigen Antivirus Line July 1
    Microsoft's antivirus engine will become available to corporate customers and channel partners next month as part of the company's official launch of its Antigen e-mail security product line.
  • PGP Unveils Auto Data Encryption Technology
    PGP on Monday unveiled PGP NetShare, an application designed to automatically encrypt files as they are saved to a specific folder and enable authorized users to access those files from across the network.
  • Integrator Enjoys Northern Exposure
    With more than 60,000 users and 70,000 networked devices, the government of Ontario, Canada, had a difficult job making sure its network was secure and patched against the latest exploits.
  • Security Vendor Koolspan Enhances VAR Program
    Security vendor KoolSpan in late May expanded the scope of its channel program to raise the profile of its flagship security platform and account for the diverse needs of its solution provider partners.
  • Fortinet Aims To Secure High-End Networks
    Fortinet added a new load-balancing switch and security blade to its high-end network security infrastructure line for carriers and large enterprises in late May.