CRN Survey: The Spectre & Meltdown Response

A CRN survey asked solution providers to rank their vendor partners responses to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability issue.

Spectre, Meltdown

CRN conducted an online poll of 190 members of the CRN Channel Intelligence Council, a panel of solution providers representing the broad channel ecosystem in North America. In the survey, solution providers ranked the vendor responses to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability issue on a scale of one to five, with five being the top mark, or "excellent."

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CRN Research: Partners Rank Red Hat, Microsoft For Their Spectre, Meltdown Responses
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CRN Research: Google Bests Microsoft And AWS In Cloud Response To Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities
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CRN Exclusive: Intel Bests ARM and AMD For Its Spectre, Meltdown Exploit Response
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CRN Research: Solution Providers Expect To Shoulder Financial Burden Of Spectre, Meltdown Mitigation
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Mobile Devices Are Getting Overlooked In Spectre And Meltdown Response, Solution Providers Say
Many smartphones and tablets containing business data do not have the latest patches, or may not even be patchable, mobility specialists told CRN.