CRN Security News


  • 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.
  • Three Years After Sobig.f, Next Attack Cycle Starting
    It's been three years since the Sobig.f worm marked the first big attack in an e-mail attachment. But its role in creating today's flood of phishing attacks and spyware could mean that the next attack cycle will be even more virulent.
  • Business is good, but integrators are feeling the need to adjust their businesses to succeed in the new convergence market


    The Squeeze Is On
    After recording five years of 30 percent sales growth, John Prince, president of Atlantic Home Technologies, says this year's revenue should be roughly equal with last year's.
  • New Appliance Blocks Spam At Edge
    CipherTrust this week plans to roll out CipherTrust Edge 2.1, a beefed-up version of its gateway security appliance that protects the network by dropping e-mails with viruses and preventing bandwidth from being consumed by spam.
  • Review of Release Candidate 1 suggests there will be plenty of features, add-on sales for home integrators to exploit


    Review: Vista Meets Media Center
    With the pending release of Microsoft Windows Vista, home integrators are starting to wonder what will become of Windows XP Media Center 2005, the almost-ubiquitous operating system for media PCs. The simple answer is that Vista will replace Windows Media Center Edition. All of MCE 2005's features are integrated into the various versions of Vista, but will Vista offer an improved experience for media PC users?
  • Virtual App Wars Move From OS To Desktop
    Microsoft, Citrix and AppStream are among the pack of vendors rushing to gain a foothold in the application virtualization market, where the focus is moving beyond the server and operating system to desktop apps.
  • Mumps Outbreak A Lost Opportunity?
    In December 2005, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the first of what, by March 2006, would become 219 cases of the mumps—a dramatic epidemic for a state that the Center for Disease Control said has an average of five cases a year. Fourteen other cases were reported in neighboring states during that time.

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