CRN Security News

  • Top Five Trends in the Federal IT Market
    The cycle of electoral politics, the steady increase of globalization and security needs are all part of the top trends VARs working with the federal government need to know about
  • Stopping Another Hannaford: Review of nFX DataOne
    The announcement of a data breach at Hannaford Bros. supermarket's might have been prevented with better data base security. The Test Center examines one product to see how it protects databases from just those types of breaches.
  • 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.