CRN Security News

  • Vernier's Inline NAC Appliance Has An Edge
    Security vendor Vernier Networks earlier this month began shipping the Edgewall 8800, an inline NAC appliance with integrated intrusion-detection and -prevention features as well as the ability to process packets at speeds up to 40 Gbps.
  • ShadowRAM: November 27, 2006
    The wise guys on the stock message boards have been having a field day with Dell. A lot of what is said has to be written off as just the rantings of angry day traders, but one commenter on the Yahoo message board posed a question that caught our attention:
  • As threats are on the rise, software vendor Fortify creates a new way to thwart hacker attacks

    Redefining The Walls Of Security
    Having a secure network isn't enough protection anymore as hackers move beyond trying to duck through chinks in firewalls and target applications themselves. In response, Fortify Software is on the frontlines with its application security software and its burgeoning U.S. channel presence to offer solution providers another weapon in the war against information piracy.
  • Check Point Seeks Piece Of Encryption Pie
    Check Point Software Technologies is looking to add encryption to its product portfolio by bidding to acquire Sweden-based Protect Data, parent company of mobile encryption vendor Pointsec.
  • 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.
  • 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.