CRN Security News


  • Amid turmoil and partner complaints, CEO says company is sound


    Fortinet Faces New Patent Issues, Departure Of CFO
    Security upstart Fortinet is grappling with turmoil as it faces the departure of a high-ranking executive and more patent challenges from Trend Micro.
  • Lenovo&s Response
    The following are Lenovo&s responses to e-mail questions posed by CRN Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen.
  • Symantec To Snap Up WholeSecurity
    Symantec plans to buy WholeSecurity, a privately held firm that specializes in identifying viruses, worms and other malware by their behavior.
  • Bug Gets Mozilla's ThunderBird
    Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client for Linux suffers from the same serious vulnerability as its Firefox browser, a security firm says. The difference: Thunderbird has not been patched.
  • report SHOWS A dramatic increase in incidents


    Spyware: From Bad To Worse
    If you feel like you've been reading a lot about spyware lately, it's because the problem keeps getting more complicated.
  • ERP Spending to Rise Dramatically
    Input projects federal spending on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is expected to grow 33 percent, to more than $7.7 billion by 2010.
  • Is the GSA's Power Dimming?
    With competitive sourcing and the balance of public/private competition being such hot topics, are these fee-based "consulting services" provided by the GSA fair to integrators and--as the GSA itself gets called out more and more--is the GSA's status as a contracting superpower diminishing?
  • Distributors are redefining their roles in the government IT market by hyping their value as a link in lucrative contracts


    The Renewed Middlemen
    Distributors are pushing a new approach to government IT sales: use their government expertise and infrastructure to expand sales and revenue opportunities.
  • IBM looks to double its government business with the help of partners and integrated solutions


    IBM's Samson: Focusing On The Customer
    Study after study completed by IBM reveals that government customers want to buy fully integrated solutions 85 percent of the time.
  • New Mobile Virus Also Aims At PCs
    A new trojan aimed at Symbian-based smartphones also attempts to infect the user's Windows PC with two viruses, according to security vendor F-Secure.
  • Mozilla Patches Firefox, Says Browsers Secure
    Mozilla late Tuesday patched its popular browser to fix a buffer overflow vulnerability that could let attackers grab control of the PC, and it plugged a new, critical hole in the Linux edition of Firefox.
  • Hacker Spams Huge Quantities Of Trojan Horses, Again
    For the second day in a row, an unknown attacker spammed major quantities of a new Bagle-esque Trojan horse that turns off virtually every known security program and blocks access to security sites on the Internet.
  • Microsoft: Security Efforts Bearing Fruit
    Mike Nash, Microsoft's chief security executive, on Tuesday said the company was keeping pace with faster-on-their-feet attackers as threats continue to shift toward hacking for profit rather than notoriety.
  • Protect LANs From The Inside Out With Consentry
    ConSentry Networks' Secure LAN Controller can scale up to 10-GBps speeds, while servicing as many as 1,000 users. While speed is an important consideration with any security appliance, the real news is how the ConSentry device works in a LAN.

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