Information Security Services

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    Westcon may be open to Symantec reconciliation

    Westcon has hinted it is open to expanding its UK vendor portfolio in the wake of its acquisition of Afina, which may include a reconciliation with Symantec.

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    SecureData seals MBO ahead of acquisition spree

    Managed security specialist SecureData undergoes an MBO and reveals plans to expand through acquisitions as it plans to become a larger player

  • July 01, 2012 01 Jul'12

    MicroScope's Top Stories, week ending 29 June 2012

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  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    Varonis exposes lax attitude to data

    Varonis survey highlights high levels of ignorance from users about where their data resides and who is looking after cloud-based information

  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    M15 boss warns against cyber attacks

    The M15 boss makes a speech for the first time in two years warning that cyber crime is on the rise but calm fears that the Olympics could be a target.

  • June 22, 2012 22 Jun'12

    Research: Security and software spending on the rise

    Security and software are the areas where money is still being spent according to those resellers quizzed in exclusive MicroScope research

  • June 22, 2012 22 Jun'12

    Government could save by using security specialists

    The government could save money if it paid for security from specialists rather than as an element of a much bigger project.

  • June 21, 2012 21 Jun'12

    ATEC first video surveillance firm to claim HP Gold badge

    Video surveillance specialist ATEC Security has become the first UK partner to gain the HP Gold Registered Networking Specialist badge in a move it claims recognises the increasing importance of IP surveillance solutions.

  • June 20, 2012 20 Jun'12

    Cyber-Ark brings in HP man to increase European sales

    Cyber-Ark has replaced Nick Lowe with a former HP enterprise security specialist who is tasked with driving growth in Europe

  • June 20, 2012 20 Jun'12

    Cloud and consumerisation fuel security software spending

    Cloud and consumerisation are driving more spending on security software as customers look to secure more flexible use of data

  • June 19, 2012 19 Jun'12

    CA Technologies unveils security boss to expand UK share

    CA Technologies has brought on board a former Thales executive with experience of big projects including the national identity card scheme to handle its security business.

  • June 19, 2012 19 Jun'12

    Alvea adds DNS functionality to cloud portfolio

    The Alvea cloud platform continues to expand its services for resellers with a DNS managed service being added to the list of functions it can provide the channel.

  • June 13, 2012 13 Jun'12

    Accumuli Edges into SIEM market

    Buy-and-build security services provider Accumuli has made good on previously announced plans to enter the security information event management (SIEM) market after springing £3.8m to acquire specialist VAR Edge 7.

  • June 13, 2012 13 Jun'12

    Security threat awareness up but little being done by users

    Research from data centre specialist Bunker shows that users are still doing little to protect themselves against security threats.

  • June 12, 2012 12 Jun'12

    Caretower picks Rise for cloud services transition

    Security VAR Care tower has signed up cloud infrastructure services provider and FastHosts sub Rise to build it a hosted services platform as it evolves into a true managed services provider.

  • June 12, 2012 12 Jun'12

    Compliance demand drives Vigil growth

    Security distributor Vigil Software has revealed it has continued to increase its revenues and grown its headcount as it continues to focus on bringing fresh vendors to the UK market.

  • June 12, 2012 12 Jun'12

    Insurance sector failing to deal with security threats

    Those in the insurance and risk management sector are failing to translate their concerns about security threats into action.

  • June 11, 2012 11 Jun'12

    Kaspersky discovers Flame and Stuxnet are connected

    As it digs deeper into the evolution of the Flame security threat Kaspersky Lab has discovered it is linked with the other high profile nation-state backed-attack Stuxnet.

  • June 08, 2012 08 Jun'12

    Data breach victims likely to lose customers

    Varonis Systems says a recent report highlights the fact that people are less likely to deal with an organisation where their data has been lost due to a breach, writes Linda Endersby.

  • June 07, 2012 07 Jun'12

    Trustmarque to deploy Splunk

    Infrastructure and software solutions VAR Trust marque, has signed a reseller agreement with Splunk operational intelligence software provider Splunk to augment its data services proposition, writes Linda Endersby.

  • June 07, 2012 07 Jun'12

    UK legal sector ripe for cyber-attack, warn experts

    A leading lawyer and security expert has cautioned UK law firms that their failure to tackle online security is leaving clients increasingly vulnerable to hackers, writes Linda Endersby.

  • June 06, 2012 06 Jun'12

    GFI enhances partner programme

    GFI Software has announced a significant expansion of the GFI OEM Partner Programme, writes Linda Endersby, allowing technology vendors to integrate its entire security and network management solutions portfolio into their products or to rebrand as ...

  • June 01, 2012 01 Jun'12

    Brighton hospital trust slammed by ICO

    In the past it used to be HMRC or the MoD that regularly lost data on discs or stolen laptops but the NHS is rapidly becoming the leakiest source of information.

  • May 29, 2012 29 May'12

    Flame poses challenge to anti virus status quo

    The reaction of the security industry to the discovery of the Flame threat, which appears to be the most complex attack launched so far in the ongoing cyber war, has been to call for resellers to sell customers greater layered defences.

  • May 28, 2012 28 May'12

    Kaspersky raises alarm over Flame threat

    Kaspersky has raised the alarm over what could be one of the most dangerous malicious programmes yet discovered.

  • May 25, 2012 25 May'12

    Column: Your forecast is cloud, with massive outbreaks of crime

    The crime scene is the fastest growing sector of IT and it's never been easier to start a spamming service. Better still, nobody does anything about it.

  • May 24, 2012 24 May'12

    Senior staff guilty of ignoring security policies

    Staff are often seen as the weakest link when it comes to security but most resellers will perhaps not have been expecting the problems to stem from the boardroom. Most of the focus in the industry is on contractors, mobile staff and those employees...

  • May 23, 2012 23 May'12

    UK firms under cyber attack as criminals target financial data

    UK businesses are under attack from web criminals motivated by a desire to carry off financial fraud to line their own pockets.

  • May 23, 2012 23 May'12

    Bradford Networks finds seat on Zycko bench

    Network security and compliance specialist Bradford Networks has been signed up by Gloucestershire-based VAD Zycko to beef up its network management and BYOD offering.

  • May 21, 2012 21 May'12

    Security VARs Vioptim and Bridgeway to merge

    Specialist security resellers Bridgeway Security Solutions and Vioptim have merged in order to offer a broader portfolio of solutions and extend technical capabilities and support for their customers, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 17, 2012 17 May'12

    Avnet launches EMEA-wide training for Palo Alto resellers

    Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has launched a new training programme for Palo Alto Networks resellers, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 16, 2012 16 May'12

    Trustmarque partners Sophos to offer mobile device security

    Infrastructure and software reseller Trustmarque has formed an agreement with IT security company, Sophos, to provide a managed service to protect mobile devices, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    SMBs embrace innovation for better disaster recovery

    The 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey run by Symantec has discovered that disaster preparedness for SMBs is closely linked with the adoption of technologies like virtualisation, cloud computing, and mobility, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 14, 2012 14 May'12

    Ucopia secures Computerlinks partnership

    IT security and internet technology distributor Computerlinks UK, have announced a new UK and Ireland distribution agreement with Ucopia Communications, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 11, 2012 11 May'12

    Regulatory pressures reveal poor risk management controls

    A recent survey shows that in times of increasing regulatory pressures only a third of businesses think they have robust processes in place to manage governance risk and compliance (GRC), writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 11, 2012 11 May'12

    Redstone and Webscreen launch ISP DDoS service

    Network and cloud solutions provider Redstone, together with new partner, Webscreen Technology, has launched a new DDoS protections service, safeguarding customers from the danger of distributed denial-of-service attacks, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 10, 2012 10 May'12

    Westcon Group to distribute VASCO in UK

    Distributor Westcon Group has expanded its continental agreement with VASCO Data Security to include the UK, writes Linda Endersby. Products such as VASCO's DIGIPASS will now be available to reseller partners across the country.

  • May 10, 2012 10 May'12

    Android apps and smartphones are top hacker targets

    Android applications have become a major focus for hackers helping make the UK one of the countries with the highest rates of smartphone malware.

  • May 10, 2012 10 May'12

    NCC aims to reduce web attacks with .secure domain

    NCC Group has set up a separate business to deliver secure web infrastructure services to meet the growing need for watertight web surfing.

  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    Imation, Wick Hill secure McAfee USB opportunities

    Following the recent announcement that McAfee is transitioning its encrypted USB device business to partner Imation, distributor Wick Hill has announced it is now shipping the devices, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 08, 2012 08 May'12

    Acronis blames downturn for poor disaster recovery strategy

    The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index 2012 findings from the industrial sector have revealed that only 53% of respondents were confident they could recover quickly in the event of a disaster, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 04, 2012 04 May'12

    Column: Wanted: honest relationship. Ts&Cs need not apply

    Recently, one of the big supermarkets complained that shoppers are cheating them. It turns out that people who scan their own shopping are becoming increasingly dishonest.

  • May 04, 2012 04 May'12

    Enterasys channel emerges from the shadows for BYOD battle

    Following a restructuring of its channel that saw it Part Company with the bulk of its reseller base, network infrastructure specialist Enterasys is presenting a leaner silhouette to UK partners.

  • May 03, 2012 03 May'12

    Mozy sticks Union Jack on VAR programme

    EMC-owned online backup specialist Mozy has unveiled a UK-specific version of its partner programme, with a Sterling price list and country specific lead generation and allocation at its core.

  • May 03, 2012 03 May'12

    Weak sales produce flat revenues at Symantec

    Symantec suffered from a weaker than expected fourth fiscal quarter as the first three months of the year saw its license sales decline.

  • May 02, 2012 02 May'12

    FUD creeping back into security sell

    The prospect of security channel players resorting to using fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to sell products has become an issue again.

  • May 02, 2012 02 May'12

    ExactTrak ploughs funding round into channel development

    Data protection start-up ExactTrak is to plough a £475,000private funding round into channel development as it seeks to build new routes to market for its mobile work force data protection solution, Security Guardian.

  • April 30, 2012 30 Apr'12

    Check Point hires Phillips to drive major accounts business

    Check Point has recruited a former Xchanging and Brocade staffer to handle its major accounts sales effort in the UK.

  • April 27, 2012 27 Apr'12

    F-Secure trims sales forecast on back of weak economy

    Launching new services against the background of ongoing economic uncertainty is never difficult and it is the main reason for security player F-Secure cutting its sales forecast.

  • April 26, 2012 26 Apr'12

    Before the virtualisation security sales comes the education

    Just as the subject of virtualisation security emerges as one of the hot topics in the industry the extent of the educational task head is being laid bare.

  • April 25, 2012 25 Apr'12

    ICO penalising public sector harder than private firms

    Private firms are continuing to get a lighter rap on the knuckles compared to the public sector when it comes to the fines for data breaches being handed out by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

  • April 25, 2012 25 Apr'12

    Virtualisation security on the rise

    One of the challenges for anyone in the security market looking for green fields business and high margins is to identify the technology that is coming down the line and likely to make a serious impact on the market.

  • April 24, 2012 24 Apr'12

    Barracuda urges partners to change security conversation

    Networking security firm Barracuda Networks has urged partners to change their pitches around security solution sales in order to get the most out of their customers.

  • April 24, 2012 24 Apr'12

    Security breaches costing UK firms billions

    UK firms are being targeted by cyber criminals on a regular basis with many suffering losses costing the economy billions of pounds.

  • April 24, 2012 24 Apr'12 launches with security focus

    IT search portal has officially launched using the Information Security show as the backdrop to announce the first services it will offer users looking to make informed choices about technology purchasing.

  • April 24, 2012 24 Apr'12

    Users in the dark over web site threats

    The trusting attitude of some companies towards web applications is leaving them exposed to threats with a large number failing to meet security standards.

  • April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    Network security driving Check Point growth

    Strong demand for network security appliances helped deliver decent growth for Check Point, which is also expecting customer interest in its Threat Cloud offering.

  • April 19, 2012 19 Apr'12

    Multiple security threats create InfoSec opportunities

    The growth in the number of security threats should provide the channel with plenty to talk about at next week's InfoSecurity show.

  • April 12, 2012 12 Apr'12

    Softcat launches xStorm security scanning service

    Softcat has taken the wraps off a cloud based security service designed to help customers discover their vulnerabilities. The storm scanning service helps users discover where their infrastructure could be exposed to hackers.

  • April 05, 2012 05 Apr'12

    Accumuli eyes SIEM market buys after solid 2012

    A year after its last acquisition, buy-and-build security services outfit Accumuli has turned in strong full-year results, posting total revenues of £7m for the 12 months to 31 March, up 27% year-on-year, and said it will look to make further ...

  • April 03, 2012 03 Apr'12

    Corero formalises security VAR programme

    DDoS and IPS vendor Corero Network Security has rubber-stamped its first official partner and distributor programme, SecureWatch.

  • April 02, 2012 02 Apr'12

    Firms lagging behind in developing BYOD strategies

    Customers are not keeping up with consumerisation with a significant number yet to work out a mobility strategy. Despite a surge in the use of mobility products by staff most firms have yet to work out how they are going to handle policies.

  • March 30, 2012 30 Mar'12

    ISF warns against traditional approaches to IT security risks

    The Internet Security Forum has warned organisations to take a wider approach to IT security risk advising it becomes more of a strategic focus for firms, writes Linda Endersby.

  • March 29, 2012 29 Mar'12

    Organised criminal gangs dominate cyber crime

    Cyber crime has become big business and is now masterminded by gangs that are looking to gain financial advantage through their attacks.

  • March 29, 2012 29 Mar'12

    Financial services wary of growing cyber attacks

    The financial services (FS) sector is a key target for cyber criminals with more attacks being made against that vertical market than any other.

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    Security fears hold back moves to next generation data centres

    Fears around security are holding customers back from making the shift towards Next Generation Data Centres (NGDCs), writes Linda Endersby.

  • March 26, 2012 26 Mar'12

    Exclusive Networks increases techical support for partners

    Exclusive Networks is improving the level of technical support it offers resellers to ensure that it doesn't miss out on opportunities because of a lack of skills.

  • March 22, 2012 22 Mar'12

    LogRhythm leans on Exclusive to drive partner recruitment

    Security information and event management (SIEM) specialist LogRhythm has picked VAD Exclusive Networks to oversee the running of its new Connect Partner Programme.

  • March 21, 2012 21 Mar'12

    Trend Micro turns the spotlight on virtualisation security

    Trend Micro is prioritising the virtualisation security market as it looks to encourage resellers to target that side of the market.

  • March 21, 2012 21 Mar'12

    Cost of data breaches continues to rise

    The cost of having a data breach continues to rise with negligence by employers of contractor's sill causing a significant proportion of the problems.

  • March 20, 2012 20 Mar'12

    Corero education unit continues to outshine security business

    Despite concerted efforts to raise its market profile and a recent channel makeover, Corero's core Network Security business was soundly outperformed by its legacy education unit, Corero Business Systems, in the 12 months to 31 December 2011.

  • March 19, 2012 19 Mar'12

    ComputerLinks extends BYOD protection with M@D signing

    Computerlinks has placed another piece of its datacentre strategy jigsaw into place signing up Mobile Active Defense (M@D).

  • March 16, 2012 16 Mar'12

    Fortinet to re-engage with partners in 80% UK growth spurt

    Network security vendor Fortinet has been setting out plans to grow its UK business by as much as 80% this year, and will be leaning on both high-end enterprise and SME partners to get the job done.

  • March 16, 2012 16 Mar'12

    CBI warns EU data protection changes will cost UK plc

    The CBI has warned that data protection reforms proposed by the EU could end up costing British businesses tens of thousands of pounds.

  • March 15, 2012 15 Mar'12

    Exclusive gets Becrypt services nod

    Security solutions specialist Becrypt has made Exclusive Networks its first service delivery partner following the launch of a new partner programme last month.

  • March 15, 2012 15 Mar'12

    Cyberoam targets Sonicwall partners

    Just a couple of days after Dell announced plans to buy Sonicwall the competition has moved to exploit customer and channel uncertainty over the potential implications of the tie-up.

  • March 15, 2012 15 Mar'12

    Check Point pays resellers to assess user defences

    Check Point is paying its resellers to offer customers security assessments that will identify the threats that users networks are exposed to.

  • March 13, 2012 13 Mar'12

    Managed security gateway latest option added to Alvea

    Cloud services provider Alvea has taken the wraps off a managed security gateway service that can be sold by its reseller partners. The gateway service has been developed to help users overcome the increasing risks posed by hackers and staff looking...

  • March 13, 2012 13 Mar'12

    SonicWALL swallowed by growing Dell empire

    Firewall and unified threat management (UTM) specialist Sonic WALL is to become the latest addition to Dell's growing portfolio of acquisitions, after Round Rock announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the firm for an undisclosed ...

  • March 12, 2012 12 Mar'12

    Social media barricades falling rapidly, reports Gartner

    The number of enterprises blanket blocking all access to social media websites is dropping by 10% a year, and fewer than 30% of large organisations will block employee access to social media by 2014, according to figures from Gartner.

  • March 12, 2012 12 Mar'12

    Email Laundry puts itself in shop window for Webroot users

    The decision by Webroot to exit the email archiving market continues to spur activity by competitors keen to pick up resellers and users that sold and used the product.

  • March 12, 2012 12 Mar'12

    Acronis signs C2000 to support reseller growth ambitions

    Data security specialist Acronis has signed up Computer 2000 to increase the number of resellers it is able to reach in the UK.

  • March 09, 2012 09 Mar'12

    Anonymous releases more Symantec code into the wild

    Symantec continues to be targeted by hackers determined to release code from some of its key products into the wild.

  • March 09, 2012 09 Mar'12

    GFI Software in new fake antivirus warning

    Web and email security specialist GFI Software, the firm behind the VIPRE software suite, has sounded a new warning over fake antivirus applications after seeing a spike in new variations of rogue AV in the past few weeks.

  • March 07, 2012 07 Mar'12

    Trustwave acquires M86 Security to widen portfolio

    Consolidation in the security industry continues to be a feature of the market with M86 Security, which itself has expanded through acquisition in the past, being picked up by Trust wave.

  • March 05, 2012 05 Mar'12

    Threat of EU data protection changes felt in security budgets

    Just the prospect of changes in data protection laws coming out of the EU has caused customers to think differently about how they are protecting their data.

  • February 28, 2012 28 Feb'12

    WatchGuard ups SMB channel proposition

    Security specialist WatchGuard has bolstered its small business product line with the launch of UTM appliances aimed at that market segment to meet the demand from smaller firms for greater protection, writes Linda Endersby.

  • February 28, 2012 28 Feb'12

    e92plus pushes new Cryptocard VAR certifications

    Recent distie signing e92plus is to take charge of seeding two new technical certifications and a training programme in Cryptocard's reseller channel.

  • February 23, 2012 23 Feb'12

    Juniper buys Mykonos to plug network security gap

    Juniper Networks has bought intrusion deception system specialist Mykonos Software for $80m (£51m) in a bid to beef up its network security practice.

  • February 23, 2012 23 Feb'12

    Sloppy attitude to security certificates leaving users exposed

    A lax attitude towards security certificates, even after high profile data leaks, is leaving customers open to potentially dangerous and costly breaches.