Information Security Services

  • February 22, 2012 22 Feb'12

    CompTIA launches security master certification

    Channel training specialist CompTIA have introduced a new mastery-level security credential pitched at information assurance professionals holding technical leadership roles, with at least five years hands on security experience under their belts.

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Corero sets sights on organic growth after fundraising round

    Security and education specialist Corero has set its sights firmly on organic growth following after raising over £4.5m in a conditional placing of 10.6 million ordinary shares.

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Check Point will buy again to extend capabilities

    Check Point is prepared to dig into its cash reserves to acquire complimentary technology to grow its capabilities but is not looking to spend just to increase its revenues.

  • February 14, 2012 14 Feb'12

    Becrypt enchances partner programme with open approach

    Security specialist Becrypt has underlined its commitment to building a channel business by allowing partners to implement and install complex sales on behalf of the vendor.

  • February 14, 2012 14 Feb'12

    Croydon council handed £100,000 fine by ICO

    Croydon Council has become the latest to receive the wrath of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) after being given a £100,000 fine for losing sensitive data.

  • February 10, 2012 10 Feb'12

    Security resellers missing low hanging fruit

    Security resellers might be missing the low hanging fruit around license renewals because they don't have the necessary tools to keep an eye on customer purchasing cycles.

  • February 08, 2012 08 Feb'12

    Sourcefire lights up Computerlinks

    In a week that has already seen it take on Tufin Technologies, Computerlinks has added another security vendor to its channel mix in the shape of next-generation security platform specialist Sourcefire.

  • February 08, 2012 08 Feb'12

    Symantec reassures users as hacker publishes product code

    Symantec users will be braced to see if the vendor has done enough to develop patches that will protect its pc anywhere product from attacks now its code has been released into the wild.

  • February 08, 2012 08 Feb'12

    Cohort brought in to makeover Corero security channel

    A year and a day after it acquired network security outfit Top Layer in a reverse takeover, Corero Network Security has signed up Cohort in the UK to revitalised prime the channel to sell its DDOS attack prevention and mitigation solutions.

  • February 07, 2012 07 Feb'12

    McAfee brings Allen over the pond to run UK

    McAfee has shuffled its management pack announcing a fresh face to run its UK and Ireland operation just days after its former country head turned up at CA Technologies. Ross Allen, vice president for Canada and Northeast United States, is being ...

  • February 07, 2012 07 Feb'12

    Hacker blackmails Symantec in attempt to get hands on $50,000

    An insight into the murky world of hacking and corporate extortion have emerged as a result of the details of a blackmail plot against Symantec being made public.

  • February 06, 2012 06 Feb'12

    ComputerLinks signed up by Tufin Technologies

    Computerlinks has been signed up by Tufin Technologies as a UK and Ireland distribution partner giving the channel player the chance to extend the protection its resellers can offer around firewalls and network management.

  • February 02, 2012 02 Feb'12

    Weak European market tempers Websense outlook

    Websense saw its share price drop after its revenues didn't meet the expectations of market watchers and it issued gloomy guidance over the fiscal year ahead.

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Better passwords could help protect against cyber crime threat

    With people more likely to fall victim to cybercrime rather than physical acts of violence or robbery the security industry is facing a need to deliver more user education.

  • January 30, 2012 30 Jan'12

    Customers exposed to threats by sticking with old firewalls

    Customers are leaving themselves exposed to security threats because of a failure to update their firewalls, which are no longer able to fend off sophisticated web-based attacks.

  • January 30, 2012 30 Jan'12

    EU data law penalty hikes will be felt by UK firms

    If EU data protection laws get the green light the impact on the UK will be greater than other European countries because of the relatively low penalties that are currently handed out for losing sensitive data.

  • January 27, 2012 27 Jan'12

    EMEA flat for Symantec

    The EMEA market produced a flat performance for Symantec as the security specialist showed it is not immune to the economic conditions that are undermining confidence across the continent.

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    Security players back tougher EU data protection laws

    Security players have welcomed the moves by the EU to outline plans to strengthen data protection laws with much greater penalties than those that currently exist for those that are careless with user information.

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Panda cans direct sales operation

    In a welcome move for resellers, Panda Security has taken the decision to ditch its direct consumer sales operation and ramp up its relationship with consultancy-led distie partner Blue Solutions.

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Becrypt enhances partner deal reg offering

    Public sector cyber-security specialist Becrypt to the UK public sector has launched its enhanced Deal Registration programme to the channel, writes Linda Endersby.

  • January 19, 2012 19 Jan'12

    Lowe leaves Cyber-Ark to join AppSense

    Nick Lowe has ended a five month stint at Cyber Ark announcing a move to AppSense to run sales across its EMEA operations.

  • January 19, 2012 19 Jan'12

    UK performs strongly as WatchGuard reports growth

    Security player WatchGuard has revealed that the UK is its best performing market outside of its native US as it cranked up orders in its fourth fiscal quarter.

  • January 18, 2012 18 Jan'12

    Interactive Ideas joins Bitdefender distribution network

    Security specialist Bit defender has signed up distie Interactive Ideas to work closely with independent system builders, VARS and MSPs and deliver cost-effective solutions regardless of customer location, writes Linda Endersby.

  • January 17, 2012 17 Jan'12

    Check Point secures record quarter

    Internet security firm Check Point today announced record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending 31 December 2011, with total revenue for the year at $1.24bn (£812m) representing a 14% increase year over year, writes ...

  • January 17, 2012 17 Jan'12

    C2000 launches McAfee partner initiative

    McAfee and Computer 2000 have launched a new initiative, SMB Connect Programme, to give resellers the opportunity to work towards McAfee's SMB specialisation without making major time commitment, writes Linda Endersby.

  • January 16, 2012 16 Jan'12

    Computerlinks brings EfficientIP to UK shores

    Computerlinks is to expand its continental distribution relationship with DNS, DHCP and IP management - together known as DDI - specialist Efficient IP into the UK in an attempt to help resellers grab a part of a growing niche market.

  • January 16, 2012 16 Jan'12

    Security VAR GSS bags Royal Warrant

    MTI security unit Global Secure Systems has become the latest channel firm to be awarded a Royal Warrant, joining a list of companies that already includes Azzurri and TSG. Only three royals, the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh...

  • January 16, 2012 16 Jan'12

    Axonex first to bag Cisco ISE badge in UK

    Cisco partner Axonex has become the first UK reseller to be awarded the Authorised Technology Partner (ATP) accreditation for Cisco's Identity Services Engine technology. The Gloucestershire-based firm said this would help it manage increasingly ...

  • January 06, 2012 06 Jan'12

    BT Engage IT adds Palo Alto to portfolio

    BT Engage IT has sealed a partnership with firewall specialist Palo Alto to provide security options alongside its network and data packages.

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Users driving the BYOD agenda

    The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is one that customers are seeing as almost unstoppable with end users driving the agenda.

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Imation Mobile Security sets out growth ambitions

    Imation Mobile Security has outlined ambitious growth plans to boost the revenue that the data protection products deliver alongside the storage lines the main group is so well known for.

  • December 12, 2011 12 Dec'11

    Changes in data breach laws get thumbs up

    There are growing expectations that details of proposed changes in data breach laws across the EU will emerge this side of the New Year with those in the security industry welcoming a tougher stance.

  • December 09, 2011 09 Dec'11

    Blue Coat sells up to private equity player Thoma Bravo

    The directors of WAN optimisation specialist Blue Coat have recommended shareholders back an acquisition by a US investor group Thoma Bravo in a deal worth $1.3bn.

  • December 09, 2011 09 Dec'11

    Consumerisation changing the reseller pitch

    The growth of consumerisation is changing the way technology is used in the workplace and is changing the contacts resellers need to have relationships with if they are to sell products and services.

  • December 08, 2011 08 Dec'11

    Technology Strategy Board given role in boosting SME growth

    Further details are emerging of the ways the government is aiming to stir growth in the SME sector with its Innovation and Research Strategy being published today.

  • December 07, 2011 07 Dec'11

    Ipanema launches VAD programme

    WAN optimisation specialist Ipanema Technologies is adding a value-added distributor track to its recently-launched Advantage Partner Programme in the UK.

  • December 07, 2011 07 Dec'11

    Privacy law changes spell reseller opportunity

    The threat of massive fines for the loss of data could be introduced across the EU stirring a number of opportunities for resellers as firms face up to the threat of potentially millions being charged instead of the tens of thousands of pounds ...

  • December 06, 2011 06 Dec'11

    Softek joins McAfee distribution ranks

    McAfee has appointed security distributor Softek to provide resellers with cloud-based services including email, web security and email archiving.

  • December 05, 2011 05 Dec'11

    UK users fast adopting new tech but security concerns linger

    UK consumers are some of the fastest at adopting the latest technology to take advantage of anytime and anywhere connection but continue to have security concerns.

  • December 01, 2011 01 Dec'11

    McAfee acquires NitroSecurity to bolster enterprise offerings

    McAfee has acquired Nitro Security, which specialises in security and information management, to bolster its enterprise product line sealing a relationship with the firm that stretches back more than three years.

  • December 01, 2011 01 Dec'11

    Mimecast turns fire on mobile world

    Cloud email archiving, continuity and security vendor Mimecast has turned its attention to the thorny problem of remote and mobile email access, and has extended its mobile services proposition to the iPhone for the first time.

  • November 30, 2011 30 Nov'11

    e92plus signed up by Huawei Symantec

    Huawei Symantec has chosen e92plus as its first authorised distributor as it looks to expand the reseller network carrying its products. The distributor will start by focusing on the next generation firewall, UTM and security routing gateway ...

  • November 29, 2011 29 Nov'11

    Clearswift plans for growth after Lyceum Capital acquisition

    Security vendor Clearswift has been acquired by investor group Lyceum Capital in a deal which the vendor is trumpeting as one that will provide the platform it needs to fund its next stage of development.

  • November 28, 2011 28 Nov'11

    Cloud computing model could help fight cyber crime

    Trend Micro has moved quickly to throw its weight behind efforts to stamp out web-based crime just weeks after the London Cyberspace conference and days after the government indicated its own intelligence agency GCHQ will work with vendors.

  • November 25, 2011 25 Nov'11

    Government brings in vendors to combat cyber threat

    Security vendors have been given a chance to help the government improve levels of cyber security as part of a raft of measures taken to increase levels of protection against criminals and nation state attacks.

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    Local councils continue to lose personal data

    The public sector continues to leak data at a worrying rate providing those resellers selling security and data management services with a fairly regular source of reference points to back up the pitch.

  • November 18, 2011 18 Nov'11

    Cryptocard picks up GrIDsure tokenless two-factor IP

    CRYPTOcard has picked up the intellectual property from two-factor authentication specialist GrIDsure to add token less technology to its portfolio. GrIDsure has been talking of a potential sale for the past few weeks and started liquidation ...

  • November 17, 2011 17 Nov'11

    SMEs struggling to understand mobile security threat

    The spread of mobile working and the idea of bringing your own device to work has reached the SME sector creating opportunities for those pitching security to smaller firms.

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Demand generation key to Kaspersky Lab channel plans

    Demand generation activities forms the main plank of the refreshed Kapsersky Lab channel programme, which is being rolled out across Europe and the US.

  • November 08, 2011 08 Nov'11

    Netgear arms itself for security distibution push

    Net gear has signed up security VAD Tekdata to make good on its plans to attract more specialist resellers to its table, as detailed last week on

  • November 07, 2011 07 Nov'11

    Symantec enhances SME reseller specialisation

    Symantec has made changes to its SME specialisation in order to reward those resellers that are outperforming rivals with an additional tier and a deal registration programme to promote channel deals.

  • November 07, 2011 07 Nov'11

    Stonesoft lifts lid on managed services programme

    Stonesoft has launched a managed security service provider (MSSP) programme for resellers targeting the SME market and those customers that are looking to outsource their data protection responsibilities.

  • November 03, 2011 03 Nov'11

    Industry urged to contribute to ongoing cyber defence debate

    The Cyber Conference in the capital closed with a call for the industry to continue its dialogue with the government to ensure defences against hackers and state-backed attacks remain robust.

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    GFI Software extends distie line-up to support Vipre launch

    Antivirus specialist GFI Software has added a third distributor to its roster to support its launch of the latest version of its enterprise Vipre product.

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Netgear on the look out for storage and security specialists

    Netgear is looking to recruit partners in the storage and security arenas as it looks to get greater channel support for its product portfolio as it looks to ramp up its roadmap going into next year.

  • November 01, 2011 01 Nov'11

    London cybercrime conference searches for answers

    The great and the good of the security industry will be keeping their eyes on the London conference on Cyberspace over the next couple of days as the government outlines how industry players can work with each other and law enforcement agencies to ...

  • October 27, 2011 27 Oct'11

    Nebulas fires up simple security strategy with Zscaler signing

    Network security and virtualisation reseller Nebulas has added cloud security specialist Zscaler to its Technology Incubator programme as part of a newly-launched Security Simplified strategy.

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    Cloud Distribution partners get app iViz-ibility

    Cloud Distribution has added application penetration testing specialist iViZ Security to its stable as it seeks to build out a portfolio of disruptive, cost-effective cloud technologies.

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    Fortinet Q3 earnings smash analyst forecasts

    UTM vendor Fortinet has hailed a major enterprise contract win after banking record Q3 sales of $116.4m (£72.7m), up 37% on the same period last year.

  • October 21, 2011 21 Oct'11

    ICO reveals patchy progress from firms over data protection

    Awareness of the dangers of losing confidential data and the subsequent fines that could be imposed does seem to be getting through to businesses but at the same time users are losing confidence in how their personal information is being handled.

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    McAfee extends partner support

    McAfee has outlined plans to extend and improve the way it interacts with resellers to provide greater support and profitability to partners to encourage partners to cross-sell across more of its product portfolio, writes Mar Dixon.

  • October 18, 2011 18 Oct'11

    Check Point product launches boost revenues

    Check Point has pointed to a raft of product launches as the main contributing factor to explain a decent set of Q3 numbers ending September 30 2011 exceeded its own projections, writes Mar Dixon.

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Enterprise demand for UTM benefits WatchGuard

    The appetite for unified threat management (UTM) appliances appears to have remained undiminished with WatchGuard talking up its third quarter sales with the UK delivering a strong performance.

  • October 13, 2011 13 Oct'11

    AVG takes wraps off Partner Centre support service

    Security specialist AVG has stepped up the service support it offers to resellers in a move designed to make life easier for current partners as well as a benefit that will attract fresh talent.

  • October 10, 2011 10 Oct'11

    ComputerLinks adds authentication to Alvea platform

    ComputuerLinks continues to expand the services available to resellers via its cloud platform Alvea adding authentication services to the mix.

  • October 06, 2011 06 Oct'11

    Lillywhite promoted to run Integralis UK

    Integrals has shuffled its senior management team appointing a fresh managing director six months after the previous incumbent was promoted up to a Group board position.

  • October 05, 2011 05 Oct'11

    Intrinsic beefs up Scottish office

    Intrinsic Technology is moving its Scottish office into new premises in Glasgow after bursting the seams of its old base.

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Desmond spreads his wings in Exclusive European role

    Outspoken VADition marketing and business development director Barrie Desmond is to move into a new job at Exclusive Networks, which guzzled up VADition at the end of June.

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Trend Micro threatens to dump underperforming resellers

    Trend Micro has taken the wraps off a partner programme but used the channel update as a chance to warn its partners they need to embrace the cloud or face an inevitable decline with those it decides are not making the right moves facing the axe.

  • September 28, 2011 28 Sep'11

    SME's reminded of need to counter physical security threat

    The need to take physical security seriously remains one of the key messages to users looking to allocate budget towards protecting data in 2012.

  • September 22, 2011 22 Sep'11

    Cisco CTO urges firms to be more flexible with IT access

    Businesses must adopt new mobile technologies and be more flexible with access to their IT infrastructure or risk losing top talent to their rivals, according to Cisco's chief technology officer. Commenting on Cisco's latest Connected World report,...

  • September 21, 2011 21 Sep'11

    UK firms targeted in social engineering security attacks

    UK firms are being targeted with increasing frequency in security attacks designed to exploit human weaknesses and curiosity through emails and social network in sites. Research from Check Point has shown 42% of UK firms have been victims of social ...

  • September 20, 2011 20 Sep'11

    Imation snaps up IronKey security hardware operation

    Storage player Imation is bolstering its security credentials with the acquisition of IronKey's security storage division.

  • September 20, 2011 20 Sep'11

    UK firms lead the way on Bring Your Own IT front

    The movement by employees to bring their own devices to work is unstoppable with it just being a couple of percent short of being a universal activity.

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    IT security should be about good management, says IDC

    IT security in an increasingly complex threat environment needs to be more about management than technology performance, according to IDC.

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    GFI launches reseller expansion plans with Sigma deal

    GFI software has announced a partnership deal with Sigma Software Distribution as part of its strategy to increase the number of multi solution reseller partners considerably in the next year, writes Linda Endersby.

  • September 12, 2011 12 Sep'11

    HP takes wraps off enterprise security division

    Hewlett-Packard has formed a security division in order to ensure it is offering the best product, advice and protection to enterprise customers that continue to struggle in the face of growing threats.

  • September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    Cyber crime more lucrative than drugs

    Cybercrime is costing the global economy billions as criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal sensitive data and financial information.

  • September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    Social networking seen by staff as security risk

    The warnings about the security threats of social networking sites have made a deep impression on users with a growing number of users taking the view that sites like Facebook and LinkedIn pose a threat.

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Security fears spark social media clampdown

    We are all meant to be getting more social but with the likes of Twitter and Facebook identified as sources of security threats more firms are clamping down on the use of networking sites.

  • September 01, 2011 01 Sep'11

    Cyber-Ark confirms Lowe appointment

    Cyber-Ark has confirmed that it has taken on former Northern European Check Point boss Nick Lowe with a remit to grow operations at the security vendor as it looks to get more out of its channel relationships.

  • September 01, 2011 01 Sep'11

    IBM bolsters big data security credentials with i2 buy

    IBM has swooped to pick up privately held UK crime intelligence specialist i2 as it looks to strengthen its proposition in the big data arena keeping up with rivals including SAP and Oracle.

  • August 31, 2011 31 Aug'11

    Security threats continue to cause customer headaches

    Security continues to remain the biggest headache for customers as they try to fend off cyber-attacks which continue to evolve and cause problems for firms trying to protect sensitive data.

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Blue Coat boss walks the plank as profits collapse

    Blue Coat CEO Michael Borman has been ditched after just eleven months in the post after the company failed to meet its financial targets during the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on 31 July.

  • August 16, 2011 16 Aug'11

    Hackers using search engines to map targets

    Hackers are taking advantage of search engines to seek out corporate vulnerabilities and map out targets harnessing the power of thousands of botnets to reveal the defences in specific servers.

  • August 11, 2011 11 Aug'11

    Lowe ends eight year stint at Check Point

    Security vendor Check Point is mapping out the fresh management reporting chains after it emerged that its current regional head of Northern Europe Nick Lowe was leaving the firm after eight years.

  • August 10, 2011 10 Aug'11

    ICO chooses not to fine Lush for data breach

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been accused again of being a toothless tiger after it opted not to fine the cosmetics firm Lush after a data breach that lasted for four months at the tail-end of last year.

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    ZyXEL offers security licensing freebie

    SME and consumer networking specialist ZyXEL is to offer a free IDP licence to small business customers buying a Content Filter licence for any of its Unified Security Gateway products until the end of August.

  • August 08, 2011 08 Aug'11

    Cisco customers mistakenly directed to malware site

    Cisco has issued a security warning after it emerged that it inadvertently shipped CD-ROMs that automatically directed users to an inactive malware repository.

  • August 05, 2011 05 Aug'11

    Microsoft offers $250,000 prize to attract security experts

    In a novel attempt to lure hackers away from the dark side and excite security engineers Microsoft is stumping up $200,000 to the person who comes up with the most effective way of protecting Windows from cyber-attacks.

  • August 05, 2011 05 Aug'11

    ComputerLinks extends Alvea cloud service

    Computerlinks is expanding its cloud and managed services platform in both terms of geographical coverage and the number of features it offers resellers.

  • August 03, 2011 03 Aug'11

    Nebulas hires ex-Cybersource sales boss to double turnover

    Security and virtualisation reseller Nebulas Solutions has appointed former Cybersource sales boss Richard Parker as its new sales manager, charged with the development of new business across the firm's portfolio.

  • August 02, 2011 02 Aug'11

    Costs of cybercrime increase significantly

    The cost of cybercrime is running into millions for government organisations and businesses significantly increasing over the past year as the battle to steal and protect sensitive data is played out across worldwide networks.

  • August 02, 2011 02 Aug'11

    ZyXEL invites service providers to security summer camp

    Small business and consumer networking provider ZyXEL is to run a series of summer camp sessions at its Berkshire base for comms services provider and business customers purchasing its Unified Security Gateway (USG) products.

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Former UK CIO John Suffolk lands top security job at Huawei

    Former government CIO John Suffolk is to join Chinese networking and comms vendor in October in the role of global cyber security officer.

  • August 01, 2011 01 Aug'11

    Chesterfield returns to Panda channel team

    Cloud security specialist Panda Security has reappointed Paul Chesterfield as its newest channel account manager to take charge of building relations with key reseller accounts in the UK.

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Security patches cause downtime for UK businesses

    A survey conducted by systems management vendor Dell KACE has found that UK firms are clamouring for greater automation around security patch deployment processes, with 53% saying they had been affected by downtime when deploying patches, while 29% ...

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Symantec celebrates record sales in toxic security environment

    Symantec today reported record results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended 1 July, with revenue of $1.65bn, up 15% year-over-year and GAAP net income of $172m compared with net income of $161m this time last year, writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 27, 2011 27 Jul'11

    Bradford Networks embraces two-tier channel model

    Network security specialist Bradford Networks has signed a deal with Hampshire-based VAD Siracom as it moves to develop a two-tier channel distribution model for the first time in the UK, writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 26, 2011 26 Jul'11

    Paying by credit card online? Use your webcam says Jumio

    US Payment Company Jumio has released technology which it claims turns any webcam into a secure credit card reader making it easier for merchants to accept online payments.