CRN Security News


  • ShadowRAM: January 30, 2006
    Same song, next verse. Each year, IBM vows its Global Services arm will be more partner-friendly and will work more closely with business partners in approaching midmarket accounts.
  • Vendors, VARs Pushing Secure IM As Necessity
    Hackers and cybercriminals have found a new playground: instant messaging. The worms and viruses they traditionally have unleashed through e-mail now are wiggling their way into enterprises through unsuspecting IM users. The increasing rate at which attackers are using IM to do their dirty work is alarming, solution providers said.
  • Washington State, Microsoft File Antispyware Suits
    The Washington State Attorney General's Office has filed the first lawsuit under the state's new antispyware act, alleging that White Plains, N.Y.-based Secure Computer, its president and others associated with the company used deceptive spam, misleading advertising and misleading computer scan results to entice users into purchasing its Spyware Cleaner product.
  • SonicWALL Releases SSL VPN For SMBs
    SonicWALL unveiled a new addition to its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN) product line designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
  • Kama Sutra Worm Flummoxes Experts
    Security vendors can't seem to reach agreement on how badly the Kama Sutra -- just one of the names tagged to the malicious code -- worm is affecting users.
  • Storage Security Holes Put VARs On Guard
    The recent discoveries of security vulnerabilities in data backup software from three of the top vendors has solution providers keeping their eyes open for problems, but has yet to cause concern among their customers.
  • Solutions target threats such as spyware and instant messaging


    Vendors Take Aim At SMB E-mail Security
    As spammers, hackers and purveyors of spyware and adware go about their nefarious business, it figures that they're likely to go after the weakest link in their targeted networks. It also figures, in a Murphy's Law sort of way, that the weakest link for many SMB companies is the application they most often use.
  • With a main focus on small business, solution provider sells its services and fills gaps in the channel


    Having All The Bases Covered
    All Covered knows small businesses.
  • Mirage Offers NAC Solution For SMBs, Remote Users
    Addressing the growing need for companies to control employees&' network access, Mirage Networks recently announced the availability of its new SMB-focused C-125 Network Access Control (NAC) appliance.
  • Zebra Offers Simplified Way To Ensure Access, ID Protection
    For many years, the hardware required to produce plastic ID cards was so expensive that only big companies could use them. But Zebra Technologies' new P120i dual-sided color card printer is affordable enough for small companies to own.
  • Briefs: January 23, 2006
    Apple Computer will likely run into shortages of its first Intel-based laptop when the machine debuts next month, company executives said.
  • CA Peers Into Security Crystal Ball
    Every time the calendar rolls over into a new year, you can be sure a raft of prediction stories will follow. To wit, myriad security vendors have aired their projections for the coming year, with the consensus being that security concerns will continue to intensify, especially around profit-motivated attacks, such as phishing and spyware; that policy enforcement will be as important as technology to solve those problems; and that the security sector will continue to see more consolidation.
  • VARs Open To Taking Measured Risks
    Risk-taking isn't typically very high on a VAR's to-do list. In VARBusiness' first annual 2006 Alternatives Survey, the results of which will be published in the Feb. 6 issue of VARBusiness, those surveyed expressed a willingness to take guarded risks with new technologies--only if there were logical reasons to do so.

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