CRN Security News

  • IM: Why Businesses Aren't Yet Convinced It's For Them
    Instant messaging is so rooted in consumer Web technology, it has become a platform for offering other services. Yet many businesses remain wary of it, even for information workers. Security is the biggest worry, plus many companies haven't seen great demand from employees.
  • Westcon Makes A SecurityPoint
    Westcon Group has enhanced its SecurityPoint program to include a new Web portal where VARs can research products that the distributor carries, assemble a solution and learn selling techniques.
  • Cisco's Call Manager Vulnerable To Attacks
    Vulnerabilities in Cisco Systems' Call Manager software could open the door for hackers to reconfigure VoIP settings and gain access to individual users' account information, according to researchers at solution provider FishNet Security.
  • Pump Your Own Apps: A Self-Servicing Channel
    Everdream has identified the channel as an avenue for growth in the managed services market. Case in point is its on-demand desktop management service, which enables greater visibility into hardware and software assets.
  • ERP Enters Open-Source Renaissance
    For systems integrators catering to small and midsize manufacturers, there is great news--the world of ERP is partaking in a open-source rebirth.
  • Dell Vows Its Unwavering Commitment To The PC Pricing War
    The PC price war is not abating, and Dell's top executives say they've dug in and have not yielded any ground to rivals like Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins suggested to investors earlier this month that his company wouldn't back down from its strategy of underpricing its competition as it works to win back PC market share.
  • Vendors roll out new products, ink new partnerships

    Cisco, Aruba Raise Wireless LAN Stakes
    The wireless LAN market heated up last week as Cisco Systems launched a stackable WLAN controller and Aruba Networks extended the scalability of its platform and unveiled partnerships with Cisco rival Juniper Networks and startup Ruckus Wireless.
  • SonicWall VP Pinpoints Three Security Opportunities
    SonicWall continues to build out its data-protection portfolio, augmenting its line of perimeter security solutions with continuous data protection and point-to-point VPN capabilities. Douglas Brockett, SonicWall's vice president and general manager, spoke with VARBusiness editor Larry Walsh about emerging opportunities.
  • VoIP Scam Raises Security Questions
    As VoIP technology becomes commonplace, advocates have assured skeptics that digital-voice networks will be no more difficult to secure than data. But a high-profile scam has possibly put a dent in those contentions.
  • Research foresees trouble for third, fourth quarters

    Rocky Road Ahead
    By June, every good sales and channel manager starts using the tools at their disposal to hit their numbers for the year. At that point, you can pretty well estimate how close you'll get to your target--at least in most industries.
  • Create a low-cost, do-it-yourself PC-based safety net

    How To Build a Home Security System
    Constructing a home security system that is controlled and managed through a central PC is beneficial to both you and your customers. Here's a look at M1 Gold, Irvine, Calif.-based's recipe for a high-quality, low-cost PC-based home security system.
  • CA Taps Nugent As New CTO
    CA stayed inside to fill its recently vacated chief technology officer position, naming Alan Nugent, who had been directing the company's largest business unit, to take over for Mark Barrenechea, who left the company last week.
  • NAC Vendors On The Attack
    These companies are giving Cisco Systems and Microsoft a run for their money by bringing network access control (NAC) products to market.
  • Juniper IDP 4.0 Improves Its Defenses
    Juniper Networks in mid-June rolled out upgrades to its intrusion-detection/prevention and security management software that give administrators better visibility into the network and more control over applications.