Information Security Services

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 August 2012

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  • August 24, 2012 24 Aug'12

    Stonesoft urges channel to exploit free AET tool

    Network security software specialist Stonesoft says more needs to be done to tackle the threat of Advanced Evasion Techniques and is calling on its channel to help.

  • August 23, 2012 23 Aug'12

    Bitdefender hooks up with e92plus

    Security firm Bitdefender has announced a new distribution deal with VAD e92plus, extending the reach of Bitdefender's virtualisation anti-malware technology in the UK channel.

  • August 22, 2012 22 Aug'12

    Fortinet gets tough on partner requirements

    Fortinet’s channel partner programme is undergoing a further evolution that will see some partners demoted after the firm identified a need to manage its scheme more effectively.

  • August 22, 2012 22 Aug'12

    SCC hails G-Cloud first

    Integrator SCC has become the first channel player on the government’s CloudStore to win pan-government security accreditation.

  • August 21, 2012 21 Aug'12

    e92plus launches FatPipe, Viewfinity to UK channel

    Enterprise security VAD e92plus is to give US vendors FatPipe and Viewfinity their first exposure to the UK channel.

  • August 20, 2012 20 Aug'12

    End users ‘too busy’ to do security, says IBM

    A Forrester Research survey commissioned by IBM has found that nearly 70% of end users neglect IT security because other responsibilities keep them too busy.

  • August 20, 2012 20 Aug'12

    Level 3 boosts UK datacentre capacity

    Comms services provider Level 3 is adding to its UK enterprise datacentre capacity to support international business requirements.

  • August 17, 2012 17 Aug'12

    BYOD driving wedge between staff and IT department

    The speed of the rise of BYOD has caught some firms by surprise but the lack of engagement by IT departments threatens their relevance, according to Hornbill research

  • August 14, 2012 14 Aug'12

    SMEs in ICO firing line

    Small firms could be caught out by a more aggressive Information Commissioners Office if they fail to look after their data and customer information securely

  • August 13, 2012 13 Aug'12

    Corporate desktop purchasing fading into history

    The days of large scale corporate desktop PC refreshes look set to end as a result of BYOD changing the way staff acquire technology

  • August 13, 2012 13 Aug'12

    Lintell steps into European channel role at Kaspersky

    Kaspersky Labs has unveiled a European channel director position to enable best practice to be shared across the region

  • August 09, 2012 09 Aug'12

    SMEs advised to encrypt all portable devices

    The Information Commissioner's Office has drawn up a list of five areas for improvement for SMEs handling sensitive data including the advice to encrypt all portable devices

  • August 08, 2012 08 Aug'12

    FireMon kindles Azlan distribution partnership

    Network security newcomer FireMon has picked Azlan to lead an assault on the UK VAR and managed service provider market.

  • August 06, 2012 06 Aug'12

    BYOD continues to spark security fears

    The bring your own device trend is causing system administrators to fret about data loss and protection costs

  • August 01, 2012 01 Aug'12

    Mobiles face increased threat from cyber criminals

    Latest threat report from AVG reveals how cyber criminals are turning with greater frequency to target mobile devices

  • July 31, 2012 31 Jul'12

    Education contracts deliver again for Corero

    Corero has said its strategy in the security sector is clearly paying off, but its DDoS business still grew at a slower rate than its software unit.

  • July 30, 2012 30 Jul'12

    Mayflex flexes converged IP muscles

    Networking distie Mayflex has launched a new channel support proposition designed to exploit growth in the converged IP market.

  • July 26, 2012 26 Jul'12

    Symantec calls time on Salem's stint as CEO

    Symantec has changed its CEO as it looks to take the firm forward after reporting just a single percent increase in revenue for its first fiscal quarter

  • July 25, 2012 25 Jul'12

    NCC warns hacking is on the rise

    Security group NCC has revealed that hacking continues to rise with the risks to businesses remaining a constant threat

  • July 25, 2012 25 Jul'12

    McAfee takes wraps off reseller managed service programme

    Security vendor McAfee has launched a managed services programme for the channel to encourage more flexibility in the support its partners provide customers

  • July 24, 2012 24 Jul'12

    Becrypt appoints chairman amid expansion plans

    Becrypt has unveiled a change of chairman as it reveals plans for further acquisitions to expand the reach of the business overseas

  • July 23, 2012 23 Jul'12

    Cloud has role in two-tier security approach

    The cloud should be used as part of a security programme exploiting hosted services to allow more focused in-house defences

  • July 19, 2012 19 Jul'12

    Sophos launches revised partner programme

    Sophos has made changes to its partner programme to integrate Astaro resellers and to deliver more training and support to its channel

  • July 18, 2012 18 Jul'12

    Appliances drive Check Point growth

    Security appliances helped bouy the second quarter performance of Check Point

  • July 16, 2012 16 Jul'12

    IT jobs rise in data and security aware environment

    The demand for staff with security skills has increased driven on by the need for greater protection in a more complex world

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12

    PCI education still required

    Resellers have a vital role to play in educating retailers about PCI compliance regulations with a portion of high street players lagging behind in meeting the needs of the regulations

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    Budget cuts increasing security risks

    Budget cuts are starting to have an impact on security spending leaving firms potentially more threats

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    McAfee consolidates reseller rewards programme

    McAfee has consolidated its global profitability programmes into a single scheme to provide partners with greater rewards

  • July 10, 2012 10 Jul'12

    SMEs in the firing line as cyber attacks rise

    Latest Symantec Intelligence Report covering the first half of this year reveals a doubling of the number of attacks on firms with less than 250 employees

  • July 10, 2012 10 Jul'12

    ZyXEL hands execs key channel roles

    Networking firm ZyXEL has promoted from within to enhance its channel proposition.

  • July 10, 2012 10 Jul'12

    On Direct powers up cloud services expansion

    Cloud services provider On Direct has embarked on a partner recruitment drive as it prepares to deliver a series of enhancements to its Cloud Direct offering.

  • July 08, 2012 08 Jul'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 6 July 2012

    Our weekly round-up of the top 10 most read stories here on

  • July 05, 2012 05 Jul'12

    Exclusive joins Aruba Networks distie line-up

    Exclusive Networks has signed on to drive channel sales of Aruba Networks' ClearPass Network Access Control solutions.

  • July 04, 2012 04 Jul'12

    Defunct Norbain sold off in pre-pack deal

    Video and security distributor Norbain has been thrown a lifeline by holding company Newbury Investments (UK) Ltd, after falling into administration on 29 June.

  • 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.