CRN Security News


  • Microsoft To Ship Antigen Antivirus Line July 1
    Microsoft's antivirus engine will become available to corporate customers and channel partners next month as part of the company's official launch of its Antigen e-mail security product line.
  • PGP Unveils Auto Data Encryption Technology
    PGP on Monday unveiled PGP NetShare, an application designed to automatically encrypt files as they are saved to a specific folder and enable authorized users to access those files from across the network.
  • Integrator Enjoys Northern Exposure
    With more than 60,000 users and 70,000 networked devices, the government of Ontario, Canada, had a difficult job making sure its network was secure and patched against the latest exploits.
  • Security Vendor Koolspan Enhances VAR Program
    Security vendor KoolSpan in late May expanded the scope of its channel program to raise the profile of its flagship security platform and account for the diverse needs of its solution provider partners.
  • Fortinet Aims To Secure High-End Networks
    Fortinet added a new load-balancing switch and security blade to its high-end network security infrastructure line for carriers and large enterprises in late May.
  • Execs tout vendor's realignment, details quad-core processor


    AMD's Server Progression
    Advanced Micro Devices promised a quad-core processor by mid-2007, as well as a new dual-core processor designed for mobile users and new platforms for the channel, at a technology briefing last week.
  • Microsoft will charge more for voice-mail integration, additional security.


    New Exchange Server Gets New CAL
    Exchange Server 2007 enteprise CAL adds voice access to e-mail--unified messaging--Antigen and other security for an additional fee
  • Microsoft OneCare Goes Live
    Microsoft is turning on its Windows Live OneCare all-in-one PC security service on Wednesday, but rival services from McAfee and Symantec will be out on its heels.
  • Check Point To Address 'Security Sprawl'
    Check Point Software Technologies will examine business issues associated with the growing complexity of network security management at its annual partner conference in Orlando, Fla.
  • Startup uses behavior-based approach to identify security breaches


    GraniteEdge’s ESP Appliance Diagnoses Network Attacks
    Startup GraniteEdge Networks is attracting the attention of security VARs with a solution that uses a behavior-based approach to diagnosing network security breaches.
  • AMD To Roll Out Low-Power CPUs
    Advanced Micro Devices, which has spent the last year touting power savings in its server processors, plans to roll out a line of desktop CPUs with models that the company says will be more than twice as efficient as some of its mainstream desktop parts.
  • Have recent breaches prompted VARs to heighten security efforts?


    Fighting The Good Fight
    The recent theft of veterans’ and blood donors’ personal data, including Social Security numbers, brought to the forefront the importance of using encryption or other such technologies to secure data.
  • An Identity Thesis
    I don’t know about you, but I have astonishingly poor luck with those magnetic key cards they use at many hotels. Since I dispense of a purse as often as possible, I’m constantly shoving them in my Day-Timer with a gazillion other pieces of plastic or in a conference badge holder, deactivating them by putting them too close to something or other they shouldn’t be near.
  • RSA Touts Progress On Channel Program Overhaul
    A year after embarking on an ambitious restructuring of its channel program, RSA Security says its improved training, channel management and deal-registration initiatives have helped to significantly boost its partner ranks.

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