CRN Security News


  • Review: A Virtual Solution To Spam
    Proofpoint aims to give VARs a new way to fight spam with its Messaging Security Gateway Virtual Edition product, which combines the strengths of software-based antispam solutions with the ease of use associated with an appliance by using virtual technology.
  • Bake-Off: 3 Network Access Control Apps Put To The Test
    Network access control has become a linchpin of IT security, but which products offer good potential for VARs? The CRN Test Center tried out three software products that can help accelerate a solution provider's entry into the NAC market.
  • Critical Flaws Found In Nortel VPN Routers
    Nortel Networks warns of a trio of serious vulnerabilities in its VPN routers that could enable remote attackers to compromise devices and gain unauthorized network access.
  • Fortinet Joins Forces With HP ProCurve
    Fortinet on Tuesday unveiled a partnership with Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking division that highlights the growing integration of networking and security technologies.
  • Oracle Talks Up Application Integration Architecture
    Oracle executives on Monday talked up the software giant's Application Integration Architecture, aka "Project X," an effort to boost interoperability between the company's various applications without sacrificing flexibility.
  • 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.