Information Security Services

  • 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.

  • July 26, 2011 26 Jul'11

    CA partners adapt to deliver cloud-based services

    Large numbers of CA partners are set to adapt their business models to provide cloud-based services for data protection and managed services for backup and data management - and nearly a third have already moved to a cloud model.

  • July 26, 2011 26 Jul'11

    Radware posts record Q2 sales

    Radware today reported record quarterly revenues of $41.1 million for the second quarter of 2011, writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 25, 2011 25 Jul'11

    Sophos launches UK partner recruitment drive

    IT security vendor Sophos is seeking to recruit more VARs in the UK to provide additional services around its products and for resellers that use its solutions as part of a managed IT service to small businesses.

  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    Sony insurer claims policy does not cover data breach claims

    The difficulties of insuring against cyber-attacks have been thrown into sharp relief with the news that one of Sony's insurers has gone to court to escape having to indemnify the electronics giant against claims arising from the massive data breach...

  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    SAP opens up Sybase mobility solutions to VARs

    SAP VARs are being given the opportunity to sell Sybase enterprise mobility apps and solutions for the first time in a move that could provide new mobile and revenue opportunities to as many as 3,000 SAP partners.

  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    CoSoSys splits from owners Astaro, Sophos in MBO

    CoSoSys, the device control, endpoint security and portable management software unit of UTM vendor Astaro and is starting life as an independent company after an MBO.

  • July 20, 2011 20 Jul'11

    Google introduces malware warning to search

    Google has introduced a warning system that alerts people using Google search that their computers have been infected with malware. The search giant discovered the malware when it found "some unusual search traffic while performing routine ...

  • July 20, 2011 20 Jul'11

    Fortinet confident after Q2 services, product sales fly

    Security provider Fortinet have today announced 2nd quarter results showing revenue up by 35% on the same quarter last year, writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 19, 2011 19 Jul'11

    Adobe purchase of Echosign hit by patent lawsuit from rival RPost

    Barely hours after Adobe's acquisition of web-based provider of electronic signature and signature automation, Echo sign, the companies have been hit by a lawsuit filed by US-based rival Post alleging infringement of 5 of its patents.

  • July 19, 2011 19 Jul'11

    Check Point announces new president amid good Q2 results

    Security specialist Check Point has announced its financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June and the promotion of a key member of its team, writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 18, 2011 18 Jul'11

    EchoSign acquisition to strengthen Adobe document management platform

    Adobe has today announced it has acquired EchoSign, a web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, for an undisclosed sum writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 15, 2011 15 Jul'11

    Sourcefire plans to improve reseller consultancy skills

    Security specialist Source fire is looking to increase the knowledge of its reseller base encouraging more to develop consultancy level skills to ensure they can deliver services to customers.

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    NitroSecurity eyes ArcSight channel with enhanced VAR scheme

    Security and event management (SIEM) specialist NitroSecurity is to target partners disillusioned with last year's acquisition of competitor ArcSight by HP as it unveils a series of partner programme enhancements in EMEA.

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    Westcon bulks up Euro security practice

    Westcon has said its partners can now better serve multinational businesses after acquiring its first ever presence in Switzerland in the shape of Germany-headquartered security VAD intraday Communications.

  • July 11, 2011 11 Jul'11

    Systemax first EMEA reseller to bag Dell networking badge

    Systemax Europe Technology Group has become the first Dell reseller to bag the vendor's new Networking and Security certification in EMEA.

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    Caan expresses fears over SME security

    Symantec has been offering small business partners and customers the chance to quiz former Dragons Den star and entrepreneur James Caan to get advice from the multi-millionaire.

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    Private sector shocks with lax attitude to data risk

    Following the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) annual report, security firms are expressing astonishment that the private sector is shunning assessment of its data risk, writes Linda Endersby.

  • July 06, 2011 06 Jul'11

    Symantec focuses on endpoint protection

    Symantec is talking up its ability to outflank rivals with the release of its endpoint protection product arguing that other alternatives are unable to be as proactive or provide customers with the reassurances that they can start to open up their ...

  • July 06, 2011 06 Jul'11

    Swivel appoints Cohort in reseller recruitment drive

    The well published problems with two-factor authentication token products has seen sales increase for those vendors offering alternatives with Swivel Secure choosing this as the moment to expand its distribution and widen its reseller base.

  • July 04, 2011 04 Jul'11

    ComputerLinks adds to roster with TADASoft signing

    Computerlinks continues to expand beyond its traditional security roots adding the key product from disaster recovery specialist TADASoft to its line-up.

  • June 30, 2011 30 Jun'11

    Exclusive calls time on UK acquisitions with VADition buy

    Exclusive Networks has indicated the VADition acquisition will be its last in the UK for the time being as it looks to shift its focus to central Europe.

  • June 30, 2011 30 Jun'11

    VADition picked up by Exclusive Networks

    Exclusive Networks Group has made a second major distribution acquisition in the UK, picking up security and storage specialist VADition. The deal, which was struck for an undisclosed sum, follows on from Exclusive's acquisition of security and ...

  • June 28, 2011 28 Jun'11

    Spam levels hit two year low

    Spam levels have reached a two and a half year low after some of the largest botnets were taken out of action. The latest monthly survey of the state of the spam market from Symantec revealed that the tide has been turning against the inbox plague ...

  • June 27, 2011 27 Jun'11

    Cyberoam sets sights on UK expansion

    Unified threat management (UTM) specialist Cyberoam has outlined its ambitions to carve out a greater share of the UK market.

  • June 27, 2011 27 Jun'11

    Users struggling to cope with changing security demands

    Security resellers should be helping customers get to grips with greater demand for mobility and remote access as a growing number are struggling to cope with the changing work landscape.

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    Data is the new oil? That's just too much

    Judging by Google, there seem to be a lot of people around at the moment who are opening their presentations with the bold statement that "data is the new oil".