CRN Security News


  • Channel Best-Sellers: Security Suites
    Still far and away the market leader, Symantec Corp. held fast to its position in security suite products, exceeding its nearest competitor, CA Inc., by more than 50 share percentage points. Despite its market dominance Symantec's security suite offering lost seven-tenths of a point between 2006 and 2007.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Firewalls
    Check Point Software Technologies Inc. has long been known in the channel as an elite firewall vendor with impeccable technology. So has Cisco Systems Inc.. So it comes as a surprise to see figures that show the former's firewall sales through distribution jumping significantly while the latter's drops precipitously.
  • Microsoft Cracks Down On Xbox Cheaters
    After giving cheaters plenty of warning, Microsoft is finally making good on its promises to take away gamerscore and achievements for those who don't play by the rules.
  • Partner sales and marketing support are key elements for vendors to build loyalty


    What Security VARs Want In A Partner Program
    By definition, partner programs are all about establishing relationships, and for security technology partners, there's no such thing as too much support. While many VARs put profit margins at the top of their wish lists, when pressed, many mention sales and marketing support as among the most important elements of their vendors' partner programs.
  • Apple Patches 93 Holes In Mega Update
    Numerous flaws addressed in Apple's update bundle allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code that could allow them to completely control an affected machine.
  • NAC Vendor Lockdown Networks Bites The Dust
    NAC startup Lockdown Networks has closed operations after running out of VC capital, in what could be interpreted as a sign of the cooling network access control market.
  • Vigilar Releases Latest SaaS Solution
    The latest version of ATLAS addresses the growing need for asset management, which has become costly and time consuming for many businesses to maintain in-house.
  • Your PC Workspace, Secured
    F-Secure Corp.'s Internet Security 2008 includes everything necessary to secure a PC. Antivirus? Present. Antispyware? Check. Firewall? Looking great. Antiphishing, antispam and parental controls? Yes, yes and yes. It even has a free trial version of F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus for Windows Mobile and other phones.
  • Trend Micro Victim Of Malicious Hack
    Experts say this incident is part of a growing trend of attacks in which legitimate sites are used to host malicious code that steal information from the machines of unsuspecting victims.