CRN Security News

  • Microsoft OneCare Goes Live
    Microsoft is turning on its Windows Live OneCare all-in-one PC security service on Wednesday, but rival services from McAfee and Symantec will be out on its heels.
  • Check Point To Address 'Security Sprawl'
    Check Point Software Technologies will examine business issues associated with the growing complexity of network security management at its annual partner conference in Orlando, Fla.
  • Have recent breaches prompted VARs to heighten security efforts?

    Fighting The Good Fight
    The recent theft of veterans’ and blood donors’ personal data, including Social Security numbers, brought to the forefront the importance of using encryption or other such technologies to secure data.
  • An Identity Thesis
    I don’t know about you, but I have astonishingly poor luck with those magnetic key cards they use at many hotels. Since I dispense of a purse as often as possible, I’m constantly shoving them in my Day-Timer with a gazillion other pieces of plastic or in a conference badge holder, deactivating them by putting them too close to something or other they shouldn’t be near.
  • RSA Touts Progress On Channel Program Overhaul
    A year after embarking on an ambitious restructuring of its channel program, RSA Security says its improved training, channel management and deal-registration initiatives have helped to significantly boost its partner ranks.
  • Startup uses behavior-based approach to identify security breaches

    GraniteEdge’s ESP Appliance Diagnoses Network Attacks
    Startup GraniteEdge Networks is attracting the attention of security VARs with a solution that uses a behavior-based approach to diagnosing network security breaches.
  • AMD To Roll Out Low-Power CPUs
    Advanced Micro Devices, which has spent the last year touting power savings in its server processors, plans to roll out a line of desktop CPUs with models that the company says will be more than twice as efficient as some of its mainstream desktop parts.
  • Lenovo Denies Its PCs Are Security Risk
    The chairman of Lenovo Group Ltd., the computer maker partly owned by the Chinese government and the buyer of IBM's PC division in 2005, said Thursday that the 16,000 computers his firm sold to the U.S. State Department are not a security threat.
  • Collaboration, innovation help VARs keep their customers one step ahead in 'arms race'

    State of Technology: Beating Back Hackers
    The quarterly VARBusiness State of Technology survey shows just how complex the security market is.
  • Analyst: VA Data Loss No Surprise
    The government is at least a decade behind the private sector in data security, a Gartner analyst said in the wake of the Veterans Affairs personal data security debacle.
  • Symantec Suit Against Microsoft Symbolizes Security Shift
    Several years of negotiations over Microsoft's right to use Symantec's Volume Manager software boiled over last week when Symantec filed a lawsuit that threatens to keep Microsoft from further developing and distributing Vista and Longhorn.
  • Microsoft Posts Bits For Office 2007 Beta 2
    Just in time for Bill Gates' WinHEC keynote, testers on Tuesday got product keys to Microsoft Office 2007 beta 2. Microsoft also is slated to preview WinFS beta 2 at Tech Ed 2006.