CRN Security News

  • Briefs: May 8, 2006
    Quantum plans to acquire Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) for about $770 million. With the acquisition, Quantum would become the third-largest tape automation vendor after Sun Microsystems and IBM, according to research firm Freeman Reports. The transaction is expected to close in three or four months.
  • Growing Up Together
    Many CRN readers have pegged a large part of their businesses to selling solutions for the proverbial “little guy.” Certainly, much of our readership could itself be classified in this category. I figure I’m pretty safe in saying this, since the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that small businesses represent something like 99.7 percent of all U.S. employers.
  • Symantec's Big Bet
    Nearly one year after Symantec’s blockbuster deal to reshape the storage/security landscape through its acquisition of Veritas, it remains to be seen just how successful the move has been.
  • The Key Component To Increasing Memory: FBDIMM
    While Intel’s new Dempsey dual-core Xeon processors are not expected to be available to system builders before late May or early June, at least one key component for building Dempsey-based servers, FBDIMM memory, is ready.
  • The pressure's on Symantec to realize its 'grand vision' and deliver on the promise of its Veritas acquisition

    Symantec's Vision Quest
    All eyes are on Symantec top brass John Thompson and Julie Parrish as Vision kicks off this week. While much progress has been made since its acquisition of Veritas, a decline in share price has put the pressure on the company to show the merger’s true value. Also being watched: how Veritas’ direct sales culture is being melded into the Symantec fold.
  • Inclusion of satellite and other imagery, audio to data stores will enable new consumer and security applications and services, solution providers say.

    Imaging Know-How Could Boost Microsoft Applications
    Microsoft's buy of Vexcel, a specialist in imagery, remote sensing and "photogrammetry", was overshadowed by the near-simultaneous acquisition of Massive, but it may be the more interesting move.
  • Security Threats Rising For Apple Macs
    The number of security flaws reported for the Mac OS has risen three times as fast as for Windows, a clear indication that Apple products are increasingly in the crosshairs of malware authors, according to McAfee.
  • Yes, Virginia, VoIP Can Be Secure
    One of the biggest knocks on VoIP technology is its lack of security. But at the Interop show this week, a group of vendors and technicians has quietly been demonstrating secure, multivendor VoIP connections -- both from within the LAN and from remote users over a VPN.
  • QandA: EMC Exec Lays Out Security Strategy
    Mark Lewis, chief development officer at EMC, shed light on the storage giant's security strategy and explained how storage security affects the channel in an interview with CRN.
  • SonicWall Unveils MailFrontier Wares
    SonicWall on Tuesday is slated to unveil its plans for integrating the antispam, antiphishing and messaging security software it obtained in its February acquisition of MailFrontier.
  • Wireless Vendors Tout Security, VoIP At Interop
    Wireless vendors at Interop Las Vegas 2006 this week are pushing new products to expand enterprise wireless LAN rollouts and are spotlighting the VoIP and security features of their latest wares.