CRN Security News


  • NetDevices Branches Out And Expands Its Networking Portfolio
    Networking startup NetDevices last week expanded its portfolio of all-in-one branch office devices. The vendor’s lineup of services gateways, which combines features such as security, networking and VoIP, now is available in a smaller version.
  • Chambers: Time For Cisco Partners To Move
    Cisco Systems President and CEO John Chambers outlines Cisco’s push toward intelligent networking, what role channel partners will play in it and the choices that partners now face in an interview with CRN.
  • Consolidates 20 programs into four new channel partner levels


    Symantec Launches New Unified Channel Program
    A year after the Symantec-Veritas merger, the new Symantec this week is taking its first step toward unifying the mishmash of legacy channel programs.
  • Partners: Vitagliano Moving To Hot Seat As New Juniper Channel Chief
    When Frank Vitagliano takes the reins of Juniper’s worldwide channels organization March 20, he will be in for a wild ride. Vitagliano, a well-known channel executive and a 33-year IBM veteran, is moving to a maverick upstart by comparison, one with serious field engagement problems in its channel, according to solution providers.
  • Hack-My-Mac Challenge Leaves System Shipshape
    A University Of Wisconsin systems engineer who said a Swedish hack-my-Mac contest was too easy closed down his own challenge Tuesday and said that even after 4,000 log-in attempts and two denial-of-service attacks, his Mac mini remained untouched.
  • Fortifying Firewalls The Fortinet Way
    With the release of the FortiOS 3.0 operating system, Fortinet aims for the bigger market players by offering unique security features and leveraging the channel.
  • VARs Say Seriousness Of First Mac Viruses Exaggerated, No Cause For Concern
    The worm-free reputation of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system has taken a few hits following the discovery of new security threats to the platform. Mac OS X had enjoyed the status of never having been exploited by a live virus or worm, until late last month. The first OS X worm, OSX.Leap.A, came to light on Feb. 16, and propagates via Apple’s iChat instant-messaging application. Days later, a second worm, OSX.Inqtana.A, was found, which exploits a vulnerability in order to spread via Bluetooth. Both worms are classified by security firms as low risk.
  • Compliance Jitters
    It really doesn’t matter what the occasion is these days. If you put a group of solution providers in a room, as sure as you are going to hear them complain about vendors, you are going to hear them talk about compliance.
  • Briefs: March 6, 2006
    Bell Microproducts has launched a new single-tier, services-focused business unit to provide storage solutions to end users, according to the distributor. Secure Data Group will provide data management and recovery, business process management, compliance services and information security, according to Jim Illson, CFO and executive vice president of finance and operations at Bell Microproducts.
  • RSA Conference Message: Make Security Simple
    Promoting simplicity in an increasingly complex environment may seem like a paradox goal, but that's exactly what needs to happen if IT security is to become more effective.
  • Apple Fixes Critical Safari Bug, 16 Other Flaws
    Apple Computer releases its first security update of 2006 to patch 17 bugs, including a critical flaw in the Safari browser and a gaffe in iChat that was used by the first Mac OS X worm to infect Macintosh machines.
  • New Breed of Hacker Attacks Have Criminal Intent
    A new report issued by Websense Security Labs shows that hacker attacks have evolved from random endeavors designed to create havoc to increasingly well-organized assaults with financial and criminal motives. Are your clients protected?

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