Network Security News
Tech 10: Hot Antivirus Alternatives For 2013
4:00 PM EST Wed. Jun. 19, 2013
CRN identifies 10 vendors that have developed innovative ways to detect malware and analyze threats to better protect corporate networks. They take a giant step beyond traditional signature technologies.
Channel Security Vet Thurber Lands At WatchGuard
5:55 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Alex Thurber, who served stints at Cisco, McAfee and Tripwire, is taking on the top sales role at WatchGuard Technologies, reporting to CEO Joe Wang.
10 Emerging Security Technologies Gaining Interest, Adoption
12:00 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Despite some security defenses being only in their infancy, they are attracting interest for addressing BYOD issues, cloud security concerns and stolen account credentials. Here's a look at some of the top new security areas gaining industry interest.
Cisco Announces pxGrid For Identity, Device Context Awareness
6:09 PM EST Thu. Jun. 13, 2013
Cisco said its framework extends its security technology partnerships for addressing mobile device control and identity management through the network.
AVG CloudCare: 5 Cool Features For Remote Virus Protection
10:15 AM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
Whether managing one store or many, CloudCare is free until customers pay the fee.
Cybercriminals: Smarter Than Your Average Hosting Provider?
10:43 AM EST Thu. May. 30, 2013
Many cloud hosting providers are vigilant about monitoring for fraudulent accounts or suspicious activity, but attackers are seeing success setting up command and control servers anyway.
Protecting The Business From Cloud Application Security Risks
5:35 PM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
An organization needs visibility into cloud applications in order to mitigate risks.
CIA Investment Arm Has Its Sights -- And Money -- Set On Security Startups
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
The nonprofit In-Q-Tel was formed to 'break down the barrier between the government and private sectors to support the intelligence community with the tools they need,' says a partner at the firm.
5 Concerning Reasons The U.S. Power Grid Is Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
China, Iran and other countries pose a threat against the country's complex power system, but a study conducted by two legislators found most power operators won't voluntarily implement stronger cybersecurity security measures.
10 Security Companies That Have Scored CIA Funding
12:00 PM EST Fri. May. 24, 2013
CIA-funded venture firm invests millions in technology startups, mostly security firms. Find out which security companies won In-Q-Tel funding.
Sophos Readying MSP Program Expansion
6:47 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
The reworked Sophos managed services provider program will include centralized management capabilities, supporting Sophos' endpoint and network security products with pay-as-you-go pricing.
Blue Coat To Acquire Solera Networks For Threat Intelligence, Analytics
9:35 AM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
Executives say the acquisition will combine threat intelligence data from Solera's DeepSee network monitoring platform with Blue Coat's cloud-based WebPulse attack protection service.
Fortinet Taps Top Channel Execs For Key Channel Chief Roles
5:55 PM EST Mon. May. 20, 2013
The promotions fill vacancies left by two key departures. U.S. Channel and Americas channel executives tell CRN the focus will be on boosting communications and encouraging certification training.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
12:30 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
For the week ending May 10, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Solution Provider Review: F5's Application Delivery Firewall (Video)
11:15 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
FishNet Security's Robert Schaffer explains why F5 Network's new add-on for its Advanced Firewall Manager delivers an extra layer of protection.
Bradford Networks, Brocade Join Forces To Take On BYOD
11:34 AM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
Under a new partnership, Bradford Networks is integrating its network access control Network Sentry software with Brocade's new HyperEdge Architecture.
McAfee Acquires Stonesoft For Enterprise Firewall Capabilities
10:18 AM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
McAfee says its Stonesoft buy will add next-gen firewall capabilities and an advanced malware detection engine to its intrusion prevention and firewall product lines.
Breach Stats Prompt Need For Vulnerability, Configuration Assessment: Report
7:40 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
Enterprises need to focus on vulnerability and configuration weaknesses that are consistently being targeted by attackers, according to security experts.
Digital Privacy Watchdog Calls Out Apple, AT&T, Verizon
11:25 AM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
A new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation gives out some low grades to companies for a lack transparency and potentially freely give up user information to the government.
Dutch Officials Nab Suspect In Spamhaus DDoS Attacks
10:09 AM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
Authorities arrest a man in Spain and seize computers, data carriers and mobile phones they say were connected with the March attacks on the antispam blacklisting service Spamhaus.
DDoS Attacks Behind Unauthorized Wire Transfers, ACH Fraud: Report
5:47 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
Security researchers at Dell SecureWorks have found that short-lived DDoS attacks against banks could be a precursor to an unauthorized wire transfer.
Box Brings In Former Symantec, Yahoo Execs To Ramp Up Security, Trust
5:58 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
Box hires former security executives from Yahoo and Symantec in its bid to bolster trust with customers and encourage enterprise adoption.
New Sophos Americas Chief Examining Partner Lead Gen Concerns
4:18 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
Former Astaro business partners are seeing the well of sales leads dry up, indicating Sophos could be focusing on other parts of its business.
Cisco Warns Of Ongoing Attacks Targeting Dangerous Flaw
3:26 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Attackers are targeting an outdated flaw on one of the most widely used hosting control panels, the Plesk Panel, used by cloud-based hosting providers.
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