Data Protection Technologies News
5 Companies That Had a Rough Week
3:40 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
For the week ending Dec. 6, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
NSA Revelations Prompt Microsoft To Bolster Cloud Encryption, Transparency
6:01 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Resellers and service providers say they have seen a significant increase in questions about data security and privacy protections of data residing in cloud-based systems.
Obamacare Website Still Contains Flaws: Security Expert
3:38 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
A software security expert claims HealthCare.gov continues to contain weaknesses that could expose the data of users.
Cryptolocker Attacks, Ransomware Target Small Businesses: Cisco
4:11 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Ransomware is increasingly encrypting files to applications commonly used by small business owners, demonstrating that widespread infections go beyond consumers, according to Cisco Systems.
BlackBerry Ousts Top Execs In Advance Of Major Restructuring Effort
3:26 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
BlackBerry has ousted its top executives in a bid to consolidate power with newly appointed John Chen set to accelerate the ailing company's recovery attempt.
Dell SonicWall Partners: Help Us Help You
4:01 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
Many longtime partners that have gone all in selling the SonicWall appliance line told CRN they now have to share the battlefield with the Dell direct sales force.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
2:21 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
Meet The New Mozy: File Sync, Per-User Cloud Storage
12:00 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
New integration between file sync and data protection and an emphasis on allocating cloud storage on a per-user basis strengthens EMC's Mozy in the business IT market.
5 Ways To Keep Big Data From Going Bad
4:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Big data has potential societal benefits, but, left unchecked, the information could be used for nefarious purposes.
Solution Providers Turn To GRC Tools As HIPAA's 'Chain Of Liability' Grows
2:15 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
With the restrictions surrounding health-care-information extending to more companies, solution providers are helping customers navigate it all with governance, risk and compliance tools.
Chomsky Warns Big Data Tech Will Be Used For Bad Purposes
5:47 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
American linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer prize winning author Barton Gellman, one of three reporters pouring over leaked NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden, said technology advances have complicated privacy and security, speaking at an MIT program exploring the benefits and the risks of big data projects.
Symantec Products Executive deSouza Resigns
2:23 PM EST Tue. Nov. 12, 2013
Symantec said Francis deSouza, its president of products and services, will leave the company Dec. 1. deSouza spent seven years at Symantec guiding product development and played a key role this year in overhauling the company's product portfolio.
Trustyd Busted: Cloud Backup Appliance Vendor Trustyd Closes Doors
5:39 PM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
The backup appliances of Trustyd, which was formed to acquire appliance developer 3X Systems, continue to operate, but partners and customers will no longer receive support or upgrades.
Trustwave Acquires Database Security Firm To Bolster Services
3:51 PM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
Trustwave is acquiring Application Security Inc. in a move to bolster its security portfolio with database scanning and testing capabilities.
EMC Syncplicity Gets Enhanced Security, Policy Control For File Sync And Share Application
7:57 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
EMC has added new enterprise capabilities such as group-level policies, rights management control, and better control over how files are shared to its Syncplicity file sync and share application.
Former McAfee CEO DeWalt: McAfee's Model Is 'Flawed'
4:15 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt said his company is building a next generation platform that will rival any signature-based technology and called his former company's technology model flawed and outdated.
Microsoft To Issue Eight Security Bulletins, Three Critical
5:40 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
The latest round of updates due out next week for Microsoft will not address a zero-day vulnerability impacting users of Windows Vista. The software maker plans to address flaws in Internet Explorer, Windows and Office.
New Payment Security Rules To Hit Channel Heading Into 2014
5:01 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
Set to take effect on Jan. 1, version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards bolsters the need for penetration testing of segmented payment environments and calls on service providers to employ stronger authentication measures when working with clients.
HyTrust Acquires HighCloud For Cloud Encryption
2:48 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
The move builds out HyTrust's platform to provide access control and data protection in public, hybrid and private cloud environments. Channel providers say they are increasingly discussing cloud deployment data security measures with clients.
10 Hot Technology Startups For November
10:00 AM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
This month's crop of young companies includes startups developing advanced analytics software, storage technology for virtualized environments, mobile device service software and sales tax management applications.
Firms Lack Malware Analysis, Incident Response Expertise: Study
4:38 PM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
Advanced threat detection capabilities require analysis of infections and incident response capabilities, which are typically lacking at small and midsize businesses, say solution providers.
Limo Service Hack: 5 Celebrity Data Breach Victims
10:00 AM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
A data breach at an online software provider for limousine transportation reservation solutions exposed credit card numbers and other personal information of thousands of celebrities. The latest data breach underscores the significance of protecting customer data, say security experts.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
2:08 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 1, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
Leaked NSA Documents Uncover Tap Into Yahoo, Google Networks
3:59 PM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
The latest leaked documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shows a secret effort by the NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters to intercept data flowing between the data centers maintained by Yahoo and Google globally.
Phony Antivirus Software Pushers Have New Trick Up Their Sleeve
12:25 PM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
ThreatTrack Security researchers find that attackers are using stolen digital certificates, which make malware look legitimate and can dupe antivirus detection engines.
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