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  • 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".

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    SMEs recognising need to encrypt sensitive data

    The need to keep data safe appears to be getting through to SMEs as they move to protect themselves in the face of a wave of hacks, breaches and against human error.

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    Travelodge adds its name to growing data breach list

    Budget hotel chain Travelodge has become the latest well known firm to have to hold its hands up to a data breach after it revealed some customers had become victims of a spam attack.

  • June 21, 2011 21 Jun'11

    Zenprise pledges 100% SLA on cloud mobile security package

    American mobile device management software outfit Zenprise has launched what it claims is the industry's first cloud-based mobile security and device management solution, dubbed Zencloud, and pledged to guarantee customers 100 per cent uptimes.

  • June 20, 2011 20 Jun'11

    Imperva to make stock market debut

    Data security specialist Imperva has filed a registration statement with the US SEC for a proposed $75m IPO of common stock, to be managed by JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank.

  • June 17, 2011 17 Jun'11

    Virgin criticised for virus response

    Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email.

  • June 16, 2011 16 Jun'11

    Microsoft sounds alarm over fake security scam

    Microsoft has warned end users and partners of a growing internet-based scam whereby criminals pose as IT security engineers and cold call potential targets claiming to represent legitimate firms.

  • June 16, 2011 16 Jun'11

    Enterprises struggling with security defences

    Lack of time, skills and budget are all holding back enterprise users from taking the right security steps to keep their data safe.

  • June 15, 2011 15 Jun'11

    Top Layer rebrands to Corero Network Security

    Following its acquisition in February by buy-and-build venture Corero, network IPS specialist Top Layer has today announced its formal rebranding to Corero Network Security and launched a new DDoS defence product designed to detect and block ...

  • June 14, 2011 14 Jun'11

    McAfee takes wraps off SME reseller specialisation

    McAfee has taken the wraps off an SME specialisation for resellers in response to the growing need for dedicated support for that customer segment.

  • June 13, 2011 13 Jun'11

    IMF attack highlights need for greater vigilance

    The revelation that one of the leading global financial organisations has been targeted by hackers will add to the growing number of examples resellers can draw on to encourage customers to take threats more seriously.

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Citibank joins growing list of breach victims

    The data breaches continue to come thick and fast, with Citibank the latest name to be added to an ever-expanding list. Already this year there have been breaches at RSA, Play.com and Lush, among others.

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Symantec recruits Dragon to advise UK resellers

    Symantec's small business focused partners are being given a novel chance to get some advice from a former Dragon's Den star.

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Data loss widespread problem for UK firms

    Firms including Play.com, Sony and Lush might hog the headlines when it comes to recent stories about data loss but there are many more firms, around 75% of UK businesses, suffering mishaps.

  • June 06, 2011 06 Jun'11

    Security resellers courted as advertisers on AV comparison site

    Security resellers are being given the chance to promote their services on the anti-virus comparison site RenewalBuddy.com to try and take advantage of tapping into an audience already looking for products.

  • June 02, 2011 02 Jun'11

    Security concerns persist around employee devices

    The prospect of employees bringing their own devices to work is still causing unease for those responsible for securing corporate networks.

  • June 01, 2011 01 Jun'11

    Anti-virus vendors respond to Mac troubles

    The anti-virus industry is starting to crank up the sales pitch around Apple after the vendor was hit by a highly publicised attack that has left users looking for a system update and guidance from the Mac maker.

  • May 31, 2011 31 May'11

    Lockheed Martin attack keeps security in the spotlight

    Security resellers will have kept an eye on the developments at Lockheed Martin over the weekend after the defence specialist revealed it had been the victim of a major attack designed to penetrate its network.

  • May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    Searching for the 'anti-virus' of the Cloud Age

    CRYPTOCard CEO Neil Hollister looks at the prospects for remote access technology in the cloud-based future. It was German astrophysicist Bernd Fix who developed the first anti-virus software in the late 1980s, scanning for infections passed on by ...

  • May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    Apple moves to counter Mac Defender scam

    Apple is reacting to one of the first major Mac targeted viruses, warning customers over the scam and looking to roll out a security update in the next day or so.

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    e92plus gets Absolute exclusive

    Specialist security VAD e92plus has signed an exclusive contract with desktop and mobile device security software developer Absolute Software.

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Cisco vulnerability leaves networks wide open, says DiData

    A single security hole identified by Cisco nearly two years ago is thought to be the cause of a massive jump in the number of network devices carrying at least one known vulnerability, according to Dimension Data's annual Network Barometer Report, ...

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    FUD around cloud selling not seen as helpful

    The channel used to thrive on the fear, uncertainty and doubt sales technique but these days voicing worries about technology in that way goes against the grain.

  • May 20, 2011 20 May'11

    McAfee channel boss turns up at LifeSize

    McAfee's European channel boss Georges Millet has jumped ship to Logitech's HD video comms unit Lifesize Communications, where he will take up the post of EMEA channels and alliance director.

  • May 18, 2011 18 May'11

    Hargreaves review unlikely to satisfy anti-piracy lobby

    The government backed review of intellectual property protection is unlikely to satisfy those in the channel struggling to fight piracy. The Hargreaves Review has reported back after taking several months to hear from the industry and review best ...

  • May 17, 2011 17 May'11

    Acronis signs EntaTech for system builder push

    Disaster recovery and data protection specialist Acronis is hoping a new distribution partnership with EntaTech will enable it to tap into what remains of the UK system builder market.

  • May 16, 2011 16 May'11

    D-Link targets specialist video channels with Norbain distie deal

    IP video and CCTV distributor Norbain has signed an agreement to sell D-Link's IP camera and security line-up as well as its wireless networking, routing and switching portfolio.

  • May 13, 2011 13 May'11

    AVG looks to reward resellers with shared online revenue

    The idea of keeping resellers in the loop when sales are handled via the web is one that has foxed many a software vendor but AVG appears to have come up with a solution for its partners.

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Private equity firm picks up Tripwire

    IT security and automated compliance specialist Tripwire is talking up its growth ambitions after being acquired by private equity outfit Thoma Bravo.

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    Signify mourns loss of co-founder John Stewart

    Security specialist Signify is mourning the death of its co-founder John Stewart who has sadly lost his three-year battle against prostate cancer.

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    HP hands TSD security product exclusive

    Hewlett-Packard is looking to Technical Services Distribution (TSD) to expand its security reseller numbers after handing the channel player exclusive rights to its Protect Tools portfolio.

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Burden of security education wrongly falling on staff

    The opportunity for security resellers to educate users around the risks of failing to protect their data appears to be as high as ever.

  • May 06, 2011 06 May'11

    Sophos extends network protection portfolio with Astaro buy

    In a move that will provide further evidence of the consolidation between the networking and security world Sophos has acquired Astaro.

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Sony warns millions of PlayStation Network users after hack

    Sony has admitted that hackers have accessed the personal details of millions of PlayStation Network users that may include credit card details, writes Warwick Ashford.

  • April 20, 2011 20 Apr'11

    McAfee, Infineon wireless buys boost Intel's Q1

    Boosted by revenues and profits from the McAfee and Infineon wireless division acquisitions, Intel recorded Q1 net profits of $3.2bn (£1.95bn)- up 29% on the $2.44bn of Q1 2010 - on revenues of $12.8bn - up 25% from the $10.3bn of Q1 2010, ...

  • April 20, 2011 20 Apr'11

    ICO failing to get tough over data breaches

    The fines might have started coming and the fear of them is certainly on the corporate radar but the Information Commissioners Office is still not yet baring a full set of teeth when it comes to cracking down on those being careless with data.

  • April 18, 2011 18 Apr'11

    ComputerLinks signs up with Pillar Data Systems

    Computerlinks has continued its march into the storage arena signing up Pillar Data Systems. The distributor, best known for its security expertise, has been widening its reach as it moves into the cloud and provides resellers with a greater range ...

  • April 14, 2011 14 Apr'11

    Cloud and consumerisation to dominate security discussions

    Cloud and securing the consumerisation of IT are the trends likely to dominate next week's InfoSec event in London. As more vendors reveal their plans for the event it is becoming clear that those two topics are the ones that will be discussed over ...

  • April 11, 2011 11 Apr'11

    BitDefender signs up with EntaTech

    The UK arm of internet security vendor BitDefender has signed a distribution agreement with EntaTech with the emphasis on reaching local independent system builders, resellers and network integrators usually overlooked by larger security firms.

  • April 07, 2011 07 Apr'11

    M&S latest to reveal it's a victim of Epsilon data breach

    Marks and Spencer has become the latest high profile name to be embroiled in the Epsilon data breach. The high street retailer has had to inform customers that their details might have been compromised and as a result they might be victims of more ...

  • April 06, 2011 06 Apr'11

    Customers continue to drive security consolidation

    Security resellers are continuing to get calls from customers to help consolidate products as users look for simplicity. The trend towards making things simpler was identified last year by those in the security channel but it shows no sign of ...

  • April 06, 2011 06 Apr'11

    Ritz-Carlton Hotels hit by Epsilon security breach

    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is the latest high profile victim of a data security breach following the attack from hackers on its marketing partner Epsilon that manages customers' emails on behalf of the chain.

  • April 05, 2011 05 Apr'11

    Microsoft highlights benefits of secure software

    Microsoft believes the software industry can do a lot better to improve the security of applications, writes Warwick Ashford. Most of the thousands of high severity vulnerability disclosures in applications each year are relatively easy to exploit, ...

  • April 05, 2011 05 Apr'11

    Clearswift moves to single tier channel model

    Clearswift has handed Arrow notice it is going to a single tier model in the UK and Ireland after informing its reseller base of the decision this morning.

  • April 05, 2011 05 Apr'11

    Symantec identifies massive growth in web threats

    Increases in targeted attacks, social network based scams and more risks around mobile platforms feature heavily on the latest review of the security landscape.

  • April 04, 2011 04 Apr'11

    RSA discloses phishing-attack data breach details

    RSA, the security division of EMC, has revealed the firm's data breach in mid-March was the result of a spear phishing attack. The spear phishing attack exploited an Adobe Flash vulnerability that was unpatched at the time, writes Warwick Ashford.

  • April 04, 2011 04 Apr'11

    Epsilon data breach could be largest in US history

    The week has started with a fresh data leak highlighting the ongoing danger of failing to protect information from hacking attacks.

  • March 30, 2011 30 Mar'11

    Accumuli acquires security specialist Boxing Orange

    AIM-listed buy and build strategist Accumuli has forked out £5.48m for IT security firm Boxing Orange Ltd and its subsidiary Web screen.

  • March 30, 2011 30 Mar'11

    CA latest to offer RSA trade-in after hack

    In the wake of this month's embarrassing security breach at RSA, CA Technologies has become the latest rival to launch a trade-in scheme, offering RSA SecurID token customers a one-for-one swap with its own CA ArcotID software package.

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    IP theft and blackmail the motivation for cyber criminals

    Money might still motivate cyber criminals but the way they are getting it increasingly involves blackmail and theft of intellectual property.

  • March 25, 2011 25 Mar'11

    TripAdvisor hack attack joins growing list of breaches

    Travel website TripAdvisor has warned some customers they might receive spam after email details were stolen by hackers from its site.

  • March 22, 2011 22 Mar'11

    Public losing faith in government's ability to secure data

    The prospect that government cuts could undermine the security of confidential data is a rising fear among members of the public not convinced that their records can be kept safe as cutbacks are rolled out across the public sector.

  • March 22, 2011 22 Mar'11

    Online retailer Play.com hit by security breach

    Online retailer Play.com has informed customers that it has been victim of a security breach but moved quickly to assure customers that no credit card information has been compromised.

  • March 21, 2011 21 Mar'11

    Rivals move to plug gap left by RSA uncertainty

    Rivals have moved to plug the gap left by the uncertainty caused by the RSA server breach offering alternative protection as a well-known research firm warns users not to use tokens that might have been compromised.

  • March 21, 2011 21 Mar'11

    Nation state attacks now firmly on security agenda

    Nation state attacks are going to become an increasing feature in the security landscape as large enterprises fall firmly in the sites of government-backed hackers.

  • March 18, 2011 18 Mar'11

    RSA reveals its servers have been hacked

    Security companies are constantly the focus of attacks but rarely do they suffer a breach as embarrassing as the one RSA has had to admit to.

  • March 18, 2011 18 Mar'11

    Corero sales down at end of tumultuous year

    Network security and BPM outfit Corero has turned in full-year sales of £4m, down 18% on 2009, and reversed a full-year loss of £176,000 to post total comprehensive income of £404,000.

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Despite spam dip security channel has to continue education

    The dip in spam activity over the last few months might have given customers the idea that the fight against the malicious inbox blocking emails has been won.

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Websense shares rise after sale talk

    Websense could be getting closer to selling itself after it emerged the vendor had turned to acquisition advisors to steer it through a sale process.

  • March 16, 2011 16 Mar'11

    Wolverhampton City Council latest to fall foul of ICO

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fingered Wolver Hampton City Council for dumping files in a skip and breaching the Data Protection Act.

  • March 15, 2011 15 Mar'11

    Resellers have role to play helping users manage security

    A burden of numerous security tools, various vendor contracts and a need to update systems to combat ongoing threats is causing major headaches for users.

  • March 15, 2011 15 Mar'11

    UK firms failing to understand security threat

    UK firms are not only unprepared for hackers but have little comprehension of the way the latest attacks are mounted.

  • March 14, 2011 14 Mar'11

    ISSA proposes SME security standard

    The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) in the UK has published a proposed new security standard for SMEs in response to its 2010 research report on SME security for the UK Information Commissioner's Office, writes Warwick Ashford.

  • March 09, 2011 09 Mar'11

    GP surgeries could be fertile ground for security players

    The prospect of GPs being given more responsibility for patient data as the government looks to devolve responsibility for IT spending down to local surgeries away from NHS primary care trusts is causing some channel security players concern.

  • March 08, 2011 08 Mar'11

    Users lack confidence in retailers data protection skills

    Despite the need for large retailers to adhere to credit card data protection requirements the public doesn't have the confidence that high-street stores are capable of looking after their information.

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Criminals turn their attention to Twitter

    Twitter is firmly in the sights of hackers with the social networking platform seeing a hike in malicious activity as criminals start using it to spread malware.

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Intel finalises £5bn acquisition of McAfee

    Intel has confirmed the completion of its $7.7bn (£5bn) acquisition of security software giant McAfee, writes Jenny Williams.

  • February 28, 2011 28 Feb'11

    Former Redstone security unit RMS relaunches

    RMS IT Security, the former security resale arm of Redstone Managed Solutions which was sold for £1m in an MBO at the end of 2010, has today officially unveiled new brand identity and formally relaunched itself.

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Nebulas Solutions expands scope of incubator programme

    Nebulas Solutions has tweaked its technology incubator programme to go beyond just focusing on start-ups to established players that can help the reseller extend its own capabilities.

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Security camera growth handing data dealers opportunities

    The opportunities for resellers confident of networking CCTV systems continue to expand with the market defying the recession with double digit growth last year.

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    Visa moves to reduce PCI DSS burden send out mixed signals

    There has been a mixed response to the moves made by Visa to reduce the burden faced by retailers having to become PCI DSS compliant.

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Pat Hume pops up at GFI

    Network security software outfit GFI has taken on the services of former SAP and Avaya channel sales supremo Pat Humeto run its worldwide sales operation. Hume will report directly to CEO Walter Scott and has been charged with expanding the vendor's...

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    Westcon Security given lift-off for Europe from Skybox Security

    Westcon Security has landed the appointment of risk management specialist Skybox Security after the US vendor made its first major EMEA distribution appointment.

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    Latest data loss fines keep issue in the spotlight

    The Information Commissioner's Office has handed out another couple of fines to councils that have failed to look after data keeping the issue in the spotlight.

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