CRN Security News


  • Check Point Goes To Bat With Nokia
    Check Point Software Technologies is continuing its push into the midmarket with a bundled offering that pairs its Express software with Nokia hardware.
  • Big Opportunity In Security As A Managed Service
    The latest CRN survey shows that only 8 percent of polled VARs are offering managed service-based security solutions, leaving what could be a huge opportunity on the table for others to pursue. What&s more, that number is unlikely to increase as only 10 percent of those polled said they prefer to sell security as a managed service.
  • Lenovo&s Response
    The following are Lenovo&s responses to e-mail questions posed by CRN Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen.
  • Peregrine Flies To HP
    Hewlett-Packard resellers can look forward to some impressive new asset and service management tools for OpenView, courtesy of Peregrine Systems.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.

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