CRN Security News


  • Diamond's Sound Gets Xtreme
    For about $60, the Diamond Multimedia Xtreme Sound card is quickly becoming more attractive than its competitors. With a 7.1 channel surround with Dolby Digital Live, Diamond's latest is able to provide video gaming and DVD theater surround sound experiences just as good as, if not better than, those of more expensive competitors.
  • New sales divisions focused on mature, emerging technologies


    Access Splits Efforts
    Solution providers applauded Access Distribution's announcement last week to split its sales efforts into divisions focusing on mature and emerging technologies.
  • After joining forces with vendors to offer hosted solutions, an MSP warmly welcomes the lucrative prize of an SMB-centric target


    Smarter Relationships
    Offering hosted Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint solutions helped Apptix, a Herndon, Va.-based MSP that targets small-business customers, nearly double its revenue between 2004 and 2005, and the company is on target to continue to see explosive growth as the market for hosted solutions expands.
  • Porticus Gives A Voice To Biometric Authentication
    Startup Porticus Technology recently emerged from stealth mode with biometric security technology that uses the dynamic range of a person's voice to authenticate callers on interactive voice response (IVR) systems.
  • Apple Fixes Vulnerability In SAN Software
    Apple fixed a vulnerability in its Xsan storage area network software that could enable attackers to execute malicious code on computers connected to the file system.
  • ANALYSIS: Check Point Avoiding Check Mate
    The grim assessment spelled out in Check Point Software Technologies' 2005 annual report is prophetic: "If we fail to enhance our existing products, develop new and more technologically advanced products or successfully commercialize these products, the results of our operations will suffer."
  • The Sorry State Of Security
    So imagine our surprise when we both got word that our personal information had been exposed—his from a Veterans Affairs' laptop and mine from an Alumni Affairs database.
  • Federal Security Spending To Climb
    Federal IT spending on sec-urity is expected to grow 19 percent over the next five years, reaching $6.3 billion by 2011, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.
  • McAfee Faces Lawsuit Over UTM Technology
    Security vendor Deep Nines on Wednesday filed a patent violation lawsuit against McAfee over a unified threat management technology used in the design of security appliances.
  • 10 Free Ways To Keep Your PC Safe
    You don't have to spend a fortune to protect your PC from viruses, Trojans, phishers, scammers and snoops. In fact, you don't have to spend a penny. Here's how.
  • D-Link Hardens Firmware For Wireless Bug
    D-Link on Wednesday said it's preparing final versions of firmware updates to address a buffer overflow vulnerability discovered last month in several of its consumer-grade wireless routers.
  • Review: Five Firewalls For Your Desktop PC
    It's a dangerous world out there for PC users and Web surfers, but which firewall should you use? Here's a close-up look at five top firewall software products, and some advice on which one is best.
  • Core Targets Attacks On Client Software
    As companies' network infrastructure becomes more secure, attackers are increasingly targeting client side applications, and Core Security aims to thwart their efforts.
  • Cisco Earns FIPS Validation
    Cisco announced that its Unified Wireless Network has been validated according to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 for protecting unclassified information.
  • Access Introduces New Business Structure At Conference
    Access Distribution is kicking off its annual New Frontiers solution provider conference, held this week in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a sales reorganization, a couple of new Sun Microsystems channel programs, and a couple of new vendor agreements. The distributor expects about 1,000 non-Access people to attend the conference, including multiple attendees from about 250 unique solution provider organizations.

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