CRN Security News


  • Mass. Names New CIO, Hardens OpenDocument Policy
    The Bay State has named Louis Gutierrez to fill the position of CIO in the Information Technology Division and reiterated its support for a previously announced plan to implement the OpenDocument format in state agencies in January.
  • 'Extremely Critical' Exploit Hits Winamp
    The popular Winamp music player suffers from a zero-day vulnerability that attackers are already exploiting, a security company warns. A patch is not available.
  • Security Vendors Aim For Standard Spyware Testing
    McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro, ICSA Labs, and Thompson Cyber Security Labs will collaborate on creating standard spyware testing methods in an attempt to bring some order to a mixed-up security jumble.
  • Check Point Posts Strong 4Q Profit; Sourcefire Deal Delayed
    Check Point Software Technologies closed the books on 2005 with a 17 percent year-over-year gain in fourth-quarter earnings. But company executives said Monday that a delay in closing the Sourcefire acquisition clouds Check Point&'s 2006 plans.
  • System builders can develop a new customer base by installing speech technology, and training users to actually make it productive


    Listen Up! Speech Recognition Comes of Age
    System builders can develop a new customer base by installing speech technology, and training users to actually make it productive.
  • ShadowRAM: January 30, 2006
    Same song, next verse. Each year, IBM vows its Global Services arm will be more partner-friendly and will work more closely with business partners in approaching midmarket accounts.
  • Vendors, VARs Pushing Secure IM As Necessity
    Hackers and cybercriminals have found a new playground: instant messaging. The worms and viruses they traditionally have unleashed through e-mail now are wiggling their way into enterprises through unsuspecting IM users. The increasing rate at which attackers are using IM to do their dirty work is alarming, solution providers said.
  • Credit Where It's Due
    Last week I heard a tale so shocking, it nauseated me. It was way worse than the creepy film trailers I sat through with my brother prior to the movie “Underworld: Evolution” (his choice, not mine). That&'s because this tale comes from real life.
  • Discussion Or Divorce
    Sometimes making a channel breakthrough requires a no-holds-barred heart-to-heart about the pain and pressures faced by both partner and vendor. That is certainly the hope of Atrion Networking, a $26 million Warwick, R.I., solution provider focused squarely on the midmarket that recently held a channel thought leadership summit with some of its top vendors.
  • Software-Free Encryption
    One reasonable solution system builders can incorporate into their systems for securing sensitive data is Addonics&' Saturn Cipher Mobile Rack Kit.
  • Washington State, Microsoft File Antispyware Suits
    The Washington State Attorney General's Office has filed the first lawsuit under the state's new antispyware act, alleging that White Plains, N.Y.-based Secure Computer, its president and others associated with the company used deceptive spam, misleading advertising and misleading computer scan results to entice users into purchasing its Spyware Cleaner product.
  • SonicWALL Releases SSL VPN For SMBs
    SonicWALL unveiled a new addition to its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN) product line designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

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