CRN Security News

  • With Paget as head of Technology Solutions Division, focus is on SMB space

    Synnex Steps Up With Printing Software, New Vendor Pacts
    Synnex took steps last week to further brand itself as the solution distributor for the SMB market by launching a cost-per-page printing solution and adding a spectrum of new vendor authorizations.
  • ShadowRAM: July 17, 2006
    OK, so it's still in beta, but Windows Defender Beta 2—Microsoft's free downloadable antispyware application—is a major-league headache, according to a gang of South Florida SMB and SOHO solution providers who get together regularly to shoot the bull. "It has a huge footprint, it bogs down machines, and the way we look at it, we'd suggest not just waiting until version 1.0, but waiting for version 1.3 or higher, depending on your own level of aversion risk," one of the gang said.
  • Partners Peeved At WatchGuard
    Some irked partners of WatchGuard Technologies are beginning to lose their patience with the unified threat management vendor.
  • Funds Flow To Secure Mass Transit Systems
    According to a report released by New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority earlier this year, the federal government allocated $5 billion to aviation security but only $130 million to mass transit security in fiscal year 2005. That's despite the fact that passenger rail systems carry 16 times more passengers daily than commercial airlines. Recent bombings on rail systems, however, are causing more funds to flow to state and local governments charged with securing mass transit systems.
  • Microsoft will go after Google, Novell, Red Hat, IBM

    Microsoft COO Lashes Out At Linux, Google
    Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said he isn't going to let Google, Novell or Red Hat eat into its enterprise software dynasty and will push partners, premier products and services to pump up revenues
  • Iomega To Offer Managed Services With CSCI Buy
    Iomega is on the way to becoming a managed service provider for channel partners with an agreement to acquire CSCI, a managed services provider catering to small and midsize businesses.
  • Says products take it beyond industry-standard space

    Sun Banks On 'Uniqueness' Of New Server Offerings
    Sun Microsystems is unveiling on Tuesday three x64 servers—its first data server, an eight-socket rack-mount server and a blade server—taking its lineup beyond the two-socket rackmount fare that makes up the bulk of the market.
  • Digital Connect Hot Products: July 2006
    For solution providers looking for robust gaming PCs, power conditioning devices, whiteboards and projector mounts for the home and small-business markets, CRN has some to recommend.
  • RSA VARs Uneasy Over EMC Deal
    EMC's blockbuster $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security could help raise the profile of security as a crucial part of core IT infrastructure, but solution providers are concerned that the direct sales-oriented culture of EMC could erase the recent progress RSA has made in improving its channel relations.
  • Opportunity Knocking
    Even though I'm not at liberty to share all the details yet, I've been chatting with a New Jersey VAR who was recently part of an extraordinarily exciting project—his integration firm pulled together the pieces of a whole-home automation system that will be featured in an upcoming episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
  • A Tool For Shielding Against Zero-Day Attacks
    Exploit Prevention Labs (XPL) aims to provide the final line of defense against zero-day attacks with SocketShield, a software security product that monitors all incoming and outgoing IP traffic.
  • Vendor's channel program targets data security

    Vontu Reaches Out To VARs
    The recent revelation that the personal data of millions of military veterans may have been exposed when a Veterans Administration employee's laptop was stolen is the latest reminder that sensitive data can fall into the wrong hands in any number of ways.