CRN Security News


  • Netgear Wireless Flaw Comes To Light
    Security researchers from the Month of Kernel Bugs (MoKB) project have dished up details on another critical wireless device driver vulnerability, this one affecting a popular Netgear wireless product.
  • Exploits Surface For Critical Microsoft Bug
    Just two days after Microsoft patched 13 vulnerabilities, programmers have crafted working exploits against a pair of bugs, one of them dubbed critical, security researchers said Thursday.
  • Microsoft Plans 'Fresno' Windows Server Appliance
    Microsoft will take on Linux in the appliance market with an entry-level "Longhorn" Windows Server that will support a small number of users but requires no client access licenses, channel sources say.
  • Zero-Day Attacks Top Security Threat List
    A dramatic surge in zero-day attacks and exploits of Microsoft Office have been the two most important threat trends for 2006, the SANS Institute reported Wednesday.
  • Secure Computing Adds Teeth To Webwasher
    Secure Computing on Monday took the wraps off a revamped version of its Webwasher gateway security offering that protects networks against threats from outside as well as from within.
  • Microsoft Partners Begin Playing With .Net 3.0
    Microsoft recently celebrated Vista's release to manufacturing and the start of a huge wave of Vista-linked product launches by releasing a blizzard of developer software, including the .Net 3.0 Framework, the new managed-code programming model at Vista's heart.
  • Exploit Released For Broadcom Wireless Flaw
    The Broadcom wireless device driver that ships with Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Gateway, eMachines and other notebook PCs contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain control over an affected machine.
  • Amidst Washington admission, VARs rethink strategies


    Lights Dimming On The Sarbanes Oxley Act?
    The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) has helped many solution providers develop healthy compliance businesses. But with recent rumblings from Washington that SOX may have gone too far and could eventually be scaled back, some VARs are wondering how much longer SOX solutions and services will continue to yield a reliable revenue stream.
  • Security giant gives qualified partners a chance to buy SMB-focused wares at discount, also rolls out Windows product updates


    Symantec's SMB Blitz: System Builders Are Key
    Symantec recently raised the curtain on a broad campaign to court the small- and midsize-business market that includes several Windows product updates and a new system builder program.
  • LogMeIn Serves Up Hamachi VPN Service
    LogMeIn, a remote-access and support services provider, earlier this month launched a virtual private network (VPN) offering that links remote users to the corporate network through a secure peer-to-peer connection.
  • Initial consensus is in and the channel is fessing up that the software giant's platform update may not be a bed of roses after all


    Headaches May Remain In Microsoft Vista Land
    Shipping its long-awaited Windows update may be the start, not the end, of Microsoft's Vista headaches. Broken applications, intrusive security features and hoggy hardware requirements have plenty of solution providers and potential Vista users complaining that they're not thrilled about the looming update.
  • Review: SonicWall Appliance Introduces WWAN Support
    Deployment flexibility is becoming more and more important for today's security products. VARs are seeking products that can bring security to most any environment, while still creating new opportunities and offering advanced capabilities. SonicWall has listened to the demands of the channel with the creation of the SonicWall TZ190 appliance.

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