CRN Security News

  • VPro platform, price cuts, new products tally up to aggressive strategy

    Intel's Best Chip Shot
    Intel system builders are predicting the processor giant is poised to gain ground against rival Advanced Micro Devices as a result of the new Intel VPro business desktop platform, price cuts and an aggressive second-half product rollout.
  • EMC Takes On Info Management
    Automation and security are buzzwords at EMC as it looks less like a storage vendor and more like a supplier of information management hardware and software.
  • IBM Unveils New Entry-Level Mainframes Starting At $100,000
    IBM is continuing to bring its mainframe technology to ever smaller business environments with Thursday's introduction of its new System z9 Business Class mainframes. The new z9 Business Class systems, IBM's first mainframes with a starting price of about $100,000, are aimed at replacing hundreds of smaller servers in order to increase data center manageability and reduce power consumption.
  • Vista To Handcuff Firewall
    Microsoft plans to turn off half the firewall in Windows Vista when the new operating system ships later this year because it doesn't think most users need all the firewall's functionality or can handle its management.
  • Enterasys Appoints New CEO
    Enterasys Networks has named Michael Fabiaschi president and CEO in a move that marks a homecoming of sorts for the high-tech veteran.
  • Head of Small-Biz Association Resigns
    After facing a number of challenges during his five-year tenure, Hector Barreto has resigned as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He will move on to chairman of the Latino Coalition after a new administrator is announced.
  • Vendors build security features into new printers

    Protect What You Print
    Think of a medical practice where the computer printer is centrally located and seemingly anyone could walk up to the device and read a document with patient information as it is being printed. That scenario doesn't fly in this age of regulations designed to protect privacy.
  • EMC Beefs Up Storage Security Offerings
    EMC unveils its strategy for not only storing and protecting data, but for securing it as well, and introduces two new offerings aimed at helping secure customer data, as well as a program to integrate information security into its entire product line.
  • Former CA CEO Kumar Pleads Guilty
    Former Computer Associates International chief executive Sanjay Kumar pleads guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges.
  • Rootkits To Mask Most Malware By 2008
    Rootkits that hide malicious software from anti-virus and anti-spyware tools are growing in number and sophistication, and will pose an unprecedented risk to users by 2008, a security firm says.
  • AMD Price Adjustment Not Expected To Affect Sales
    Advanced Micro Device’s slight upward adjustment of prices for its desktop processor earlier this month is viewed by many as a show of strength as it enters what is traditionally a slow period for desktop sales.
  • SSL, VPN, continuous data protection among key new opportunities

    SonicWall Refines Program, Fires Up SMB Technologies
    SonicWall plans to spend the coming year leveraging technologies from the three startups it acquired in 2005 to address the needs of small and midsize businesses. The company also has adopted new program designations to meet the evolving needs of its channel.
  • A Beta Look At Symantec’s Mail Security
    As e-mail becomes the business communication mode of choice, solution providers are turning to security vendors to combat the increasing drain on productivity and deluge of unsolicited e-mail.