CRN Security News

  • Microsoft Confirms Vista Speech Attack Tactic
    Windows Vista's speech recognition feature can be used by pranksters to remotely force a PC into executing some commands, Microsoft has confirmed, but the company's security team downplayed the threat.
  • Microsoft Touts First Fruits Of Whale Deal
    Microsoft on Thursday began shipping Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007, a product that represents the first step towards integrating the technology from its acquisition last July of Whale Communications.
  • Workshare Seeks Partners To Stop Data Leaks
    Workshare, which makes content security and risk assessment software, has launched a new vendor partnership program that gives its data leak prevention customers access to complementary technologies.
  • McAfee Doubles Down On Security Risk Management
    As McAfee's antivirus cash cow becomes commoditized, the security vendor has been giving itself a security risk management makeover. Now channel partners are being encouraged to get up to speed on selling the vendor's more complex products.
  • eEye Eyes Share Of Antivirus Market
    eEye Digital Security sees opportunity in what it calls the market's growing disenchantment with bloated, ineffective antivirus software from entrenched players.
  • Symantec To Acquire Altiris
    Security and IT system management vendor Symantec announced Monday it would buy network client management vendor Altiris.
  • Symantec To Acquire Altiris
    Security and IT system management vendor Symantec announced Monday it would buy network client management vendor Altiris.
  • A guide to deploying a flexible, accurate content-filtering solution

    Preventing System Abuse
    Web content filtering is a solution that many CIOs and small-business owners might rather forget, but with regulatory requirements and legal liabilities, they just can't.
  • Enterprise solution providers take SAN solutions to the next level

    Virtualizing SANs
    While small businesses are just now adopting SAN solutions, enterprises are enhancing their storage networks with virtualization technology.
  • Check Point Fixes End-Point Security Flaw
    Check Point Software Technologies has patched a vulnerability in its Connectra and VPN-1 Power/UTM products that could enable attackers to bypass the software's end-point security measures.
  • Symantec Reports New Zero-Day Word Bug
    Attackers are using a critical, unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word -- the fourth known unfixed flaw in the popular word processor -- to hijack computers, Symantec warned Friday.
  • Astaro Adds Encryption To UTM Appliance
    Astaro this week launched a new version of its flagship gateway UTM product that adds e-mail encryption, clustering technology and tools for securing instant-messaging and peer-to-peer traffic.
  • Slide Show: VARs Weigh In On a Tough 2007 Outlook
    At the recent Ingram Micro GovEd Alliance conference in Atlanta, GovernmentVAR editor Lawrence M. Walsh and senior editor Jill R. Aitoro sat down with eight public-sector solution providers, who service all levels of the channel. They openly shared their experiences with shifting market conditions, tight customer budgets and strategies for success in this tricky market. Here's who GovernmentVAR spoke to.
  • Cisco Patches Critical IOS Vulnerabilities
    Cisco on Wednesday said it has fixed three vulnerabilities in IOS, the operating system that runs its switches and routers, two of which could potentially allow remote attackers to gain complete control over an affected device.