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  • March 19, 2012 19 Mar'12

    ComputerLinks extends BYOD protection with [email protected] signing

    Computerlinks has placed another piece of its datacentre strategy jigsaw into place signing up Mobile Active Defense ([email protected]).

  • 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.

  • 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 MicroScope.co.uk.

  • 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,...

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