CRN Security News


  • September VML Attacks Come A Cropper
    Web-delivered malware plummeted by 47 percent in September, a security company said Tuesday, as an anticipated barrage of exploits against an Internet Explorer vulnerability failed to materialize.
  • CDW Corporate Sales Dip Hits Direct-Market Reseller Shares
    One month after CDW shelled out $175 million to buy VoIP solution provider powerhouse Berbee Information Networks, the direct-market reseller behemoth reported a decline in corporate sales that sent its shares and those of some competitors downward.
  • Solution providers applaud Microsoft's improvements on the highly anticipated Windows upgrade, hope for November release


    VARs Say Vista RC1 Is Solid And More Stable
    After Vista Beta 2 shipped four months ago, critics bashed it and predicted the Windows upgrade would be delayed well into 2007. Since Release Candidate 1 (RC1) appeared in early September, however, partners and analysts have changed their tune.
  • That's News To Me
    The Hewlett-Packard scandal gives everyone a glimpse of what many see as the seamier side of corporate press relations. It also exposes the daily cat-and-mouse games between the press and large corporations.
  • Check Point Channel Chief Makes A Pledge
    Amnon Bar-Lev, who took the helm of Check Point Software Technologies' channel program in July, says better days are just around the corner for the security vendor's partners.
  • Sun and BEA get in early, JBoss not far behind, IBM lags


    App Server Powers Race To Embed Java EE 5 Support
    Solution providers say they don't expect serious Java Enterprise Edition 5 development work to begin until the major application server vendors deliver compatible updates.
  • Security Software Category Profile
    The rise in overall satisfaction in the Security Software category masks a general perception that vendors aren't doing enough to introduce innovation to their products and programs, and to enable their partners' businesses or combat emerging threats.
  • Microsoft Stands Firm On PatchGuard
    Microsoft insists that the Security Center in Windows Vista is vendor-agnostic, and that talks about it with third parties -- aka rivals in the security space -- are still ongoing. Rivals, however, remain skeptical.
  • Security Appliances Category Profile
    When looking at the historical baseline of Security Appliances satisfaction scores, solution providers are relatively content with the products of their vendors. Contentment, however, isn't necessarily a good thing.

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