CRN Security News

  • Briefs: May 1, 2006
    Citrix Systems has cut Tech Data as a distributor, according to channel executives. Neither company offered an explanation for the severance.
  • IBM Unveils New Entry-Level Mainframes Starting At $100,000
    IBM is continuing to bring its mainframe technology to ever smaller business environments with Thursday's introduction of its new System z9 Business Class mainframes. The new z9 Business Class systems, IBM's first mainframes with a starting price of about $100,000, are aimed at replacing hundreds of smaller servers in order to increase data center manageability and reduce power consumption.
  • Vista To Handcuff Firewall
    Microsoft plans to turn off half the firewall in Windows Vista when the new operating system ships later this year because it doesn't think most users need all the firewall's functionality or can handle its management.
  • Enterasys Appoints New CEO
    Enterasys Networks has named Michael Fabiaschi president and CEO in a move that marks a homecoming of sorts for the high-tech veteran.
  • Head of Small-Biz Association Resigns
    After facing a number of challenges during his five-year tenure, Hector Barreto has resigned as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He will move on to chairman of the Latino Coalition after a new administrator is announced.
  • Vendors build security features into new printers

    Protect What You Print
    Think of a medical practice where the computer printer is centrally located and seemingly anyone could walk up to the device and read a document with patient information as it is being printed. That scenario doesn't fly in this age of regulations designed to protect privacy.
  • EMC Beefs Up Storage Security Offerings
    EMC unveils its strategy for not only storing and protecting data, but for securing it as well, and introduces two new offerings aimed at helping secure customer data, as well as a program to integrate information security into its entire product line.
  • Former CA CEO Kumar Pleads Guilty
    Former Computer Associates International chief executive Sanjay Kumar pleads guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges.
  • Rootkits To Mask Most Malware By 2008
    Rootkits that hide malicious software from anti-virus and anti-spyware tools are growing in number and sophistication, and will pose an unprecedented risk to users by 2008, a security firm says.
  • A Beta Look At Symantec’s Mail Security
    As e-mail becomes the business communication mode of choice, solution providers are turning to security vendors to combat the increasing drain on productivity and deluge of unsolicited e-mail.
  • ShadowRAM: April 24, 2006
    Bill Gates won his fair share of publicity last week for hosting China’s President Hu Jintao at his palatial estate outside Redmond, Wash., but other tech companies are drawing unwanted attention for allegedly helping Hu’s government censor the Internet.
  • Speeding Up Performance With Diskeeper
    The main culprit for performance bottlenecks in workstations and servers is fragmentation, which is inevitable. However, it can be tamed with Diskeeper’s latest defragmentation product, Diskeeper 10.
  • Briefs: April 24, 2006
    Intel is betting a new business platform brand slated to be unveiled this week is going to spark market share gains against rival Advanced Micro Devices.