CRN Security News


  • Technical and support problems plague the yellow-clad vendor


    Symantec: Still In Security?
    What ever happened to the vendor's much-vaunted applications that leveled the competition during the antivirus wars of the late 1990s? Are the storage management and backup packages it picked up from Veritas the only things Symantec can crow about today?
  • Partners: RSA Takes A Page From EMC Playbook
    RSA's channel reps are turning up the heat in their efforts to get partners trained and certified on its EnVision security information and event management (SIEM) offering, according to solution providers.
  • Cisco Pushes Partners to Drop Rival Brands
    As the battle for the small business market -- and the channel partners who cater to it -- heats up, Cisco is trying to knock rival vendors off of its partners' line cards.
  • Cisco Patches Multiple Wireless Vulnerabilities
    Cisco Systems has fixed a total of 11 vulnerabilities in its Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) and Wireless Control System (WCS), the most critical of which attackers could utilize to access an affected system with administrative privileges.
  • Iomega Defends Turf With Beefier NAS Appliance
    Iomega continues to move up the NAS performance and scalability ladder even as large enterprise storage vendors start to encroach on Iomega's entry-level home turf. The company on Thursday unveiled the latest model of its small and midsize business NAS appliances, the StorCenter Pro NAS 450r.
  • Microsoft Investigating OEM Activation Hacks
    Microsoft is looking into reports of attacks targeting its OEM BIOS based activation, which could enable hackers to circumvent the product activation measures built into Windows Vista and XP.
  • Sourcefire Predicts Q1 Earnings Miss
    Just a month after its initial public offering, Sourcefire said it expects to report a GAAP net loss of between $2.2 million and $2.6 million for its first quarter.
  • Margins slip as security discussions become core to networking strategy


    Security
    The latest CRN profitability data for security illustrate a technology sector in rapid transition.
  • Microsoft Plans Emergency Patch For .ANI Bug
    A week before its monthly Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft plans to release an emergency patch Tuesday for the animated cursor file (.ANI) vulnerability in Windows after attacks using the flaw spiked over the weekend.
  • Credit-Card Data Breaches Drive Security Solutions Bonanza
    Security experts say every time a retailer ends up in the headlines for losing customer credit-card data, a PCI data security project gets its wings. That has a bunch of companies turning to solution providers for help in securing their networks for PCI compliance.