Information Security Services

  • 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 hit by security breach

    Online retailer 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.

  • February 08, 2011 08 Feb'11

    Blue Coat launches partners at secure clouds

    WAN optimisation vendor Blue Coat has introduced a dedicated Cloud Partner Programme to get its dealer network up to speed on its internet-delivered cloud services offering. The programme includes two designations, one based on cloud and one on ...

  • February 07, 2011 07 Feb'11

    Corero backs into US security outfit Top Layer

    Datatec boss Jens Montanana's buy-and-build network security and BPM software business Corer plans to carry out a reverse takeover of Massachusetts-based security solutions developer Top Layer Networks for $15.3m (£9.4m).

  • February 02, 2011 02 Feb'11

    Websense Triton products start to deliver on investment

    Investments in upgrading its web and email protection appear to have paid off for Websense with the vendor reporting a solid set of numbers for its last fiscal year.

  • January 31, 2011 31 Jan'11

    Check Point breaks the $1bn revenue mark

    Security specialist Check Point has broken through the $1bn revenue mark for the first time fueled by a strong demand for network protection products. Numbers filed for the year ended 31 December showed a 19% year-on-year increase in revenue to ...

  • January 27, 2011 27 Jan'11

    EU gives Intel green light on McAfee deal

    Intel has been given the green light by the EU to complete the acquisition of McAfee on condition it gives rivals access to its technology.

  • January 26, 2011 26 Jan'11

    Fortinet Q4 numbers grow in healthier economy

    Networking security and unified threat management vendor Fortinet has posted fourth quarter and full-year sales of $96.3m (£60.6m) and $324.7m, up 32% and 37% year-on-year respectively.

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    SonicWALL chief lauds private equity move

    SonicWALL CEO Matt Medeiros has lauded the firm's acquisition by private equity outfit Thoma Bravo LLP last June, saying it has refocused the company and allowed it to move into the enterprise space without pressure from financial analysts.

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Security breach could cost cosmetics firm

    Those wondering what the implications are for failing to uphold PCI DSS security guidelines around credit card transactions might have their curiosity satisfied if soap retailer Lush gets hauled over the coals.

  • January 17, 2011 17 Jan'11

    Security attacks could create 'perfect storm'

    With nation state led cyber-attacks becoming a feature of the security landscape the OECD has warned that combined with a natural disaster hackers could exploit a perfect storm to wreak chaos.

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Back up: learning the hard way

    If you need reminding of how difficult it is to get people to back up their data, you couldn't do much better than the strange story involving the theft of a MacBook from the car of medical researchers at Oklahoma University.

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Actebis takes final steps to sealing deal with Swiss Also

    Merger discussions between Actebis and Swiss distributor Also have completed and the tie-up between the two distributors should be given shareholder backing next month.

  • January 10, 2011 10 Jan'11

    Symantec puts out distie tender for enterprise security range

    Symantec is putting a tender out to distribution to attract partners that are willing to specialise and put the resources behind selling the vendor's enterprise security product portfolio.

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Symantec secures former Morse director Nutt

    Channel veteran Mark Nutt has returned to the vendor fold after joining security firm Symantec to drive sales and strategy across the EMEA region. Nutt pitched up at Morse in the summer of 2001 as a divisional head having worked at HP for 13 years.

  • December 20, 2010 20 Dec'10

    EU raises possibility of Intel McAfee probe

    European regulators may investigate Intel's McAfee acquisitionover anti-competition concerns, writes Kathleen Hall. The European Union has expressed concerns about Intel's plans to embed security features directly into its microprocessors following ...

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    Security is still an issue for cloud adopters

    There is no doubt that the cloud is here and increasing its foothold in the channel but there continues to be some debate around whether or not the barriers to adoption have been overcome.

  • December 14, 2010 14 Dec'10

    HP sets sights on carving out major slice of security market

    Hewlett-Packard is setting its sights on establishing itself as a major security player having an impact on both resellers and customers.

  • December 13, 2010 13 Dec'10

    Fujin Technology sold to Accumuli for £2m

    Buy and build outfit Accumuli has netted its second acquisition in a month after agreeing to pay £2m in cash for security integrator Fujin Technology.

  • December 13, 2010 13 Dec'10

    Cohort appointed by IronKey

    IronKey has added Cohort to its distribution roster to provide channel coverage in the UK and Ireland. The secure flash drive specialist already works with Simms International but is broadening its distribution channel to gain more traction through ...

  • December 10, 2010 10 Dec'10

    Security channel has to face IT consumerisation challenge

    The consumerisation of technology in the workplace poses one of the greatest challenges to users but one of the greatest opportunities for security resellers over the next couple of years.

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Mobile security world set for consolidation

    The next part of the security world set for consolidation seems to be around the large numbers of smaller players targeting the mobile device and application market.

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Sourcefire increases deal registration incentives

    Web security specialist Source fire has ramped up its rebates for deal registration in an effort to encourage resellers to log their activities sooner in the sales cycle.

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Blue Coat soups up partner programme

    Application delivery networking specialist Blue Coat has made a series of tweaks to its Channel Advantage Programme to boost sales and ROI on its WAN optimisation gear.

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    Channel warned over voice security neglect

    The rush towards convergence among voice and data resellers means that the security of voice and VoIP installations is being neglected with potentially damaging consequences.

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Wikileaks DDOS attack highlights need for web security

    The thousands of confidential diplomatic cables that have been posted on Wikileaks and filtering out this week have made it clear that government departments in both the US and the UK have more to do in order to protect information.

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Radware relaunches channel programme

    Application delivery networking provider Radware has lifted the lid on a new reseller-facing programme dubbed Smart Choice. The firm bought the Alteon switching business from Nortel in 2009 and pledged to revitalise the flagging unit.

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Cryptzone acquires British-based NETconsent

    Cryptzone has acquired NETconsent in a move that reflects the wider trend for convergence between the data loss prevention market and the security arena.

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Wikileaks reveals theory behind Chinese Google hack attack

    The hacking attacks that led Google to quit China and for the security industry to raise serious concerns about nation-state backed activity could have been down to one Chinese politician disliking the material he read about himself on the web.

  • November 26, 2010 26 Nov'10

    Avnet looks to build automated security channel with nCircle

    Avnet is working closely with vendor partner nCircle to gain more channel interest in risk management and compliance products.

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    First fines handed out by ICO for data protection failures

    The first fines for failing to comply with the data protection act have been handed out by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) handing a readymade sales pitch to those resellers specialising in information security.

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Twitter being used to update resellers on latest security threats

    Using Twitter as a means of channel and customer communication has been given a thumbs up by Symantec's UK channel boss. Walker, director of SMB and distribution in the UK agreed to take questions for an hour this lunchtime on Twitter in a display ...

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Time for the channel to #asksymantec

    Resellers will be given the chance from noon today to ask a senior channel executive at Symantec questions live on Twitter. MicroScope has worked with the vendor to set up a live Twitter question and answer session between 12-1 this lunchtime.

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    SMEs understand need for security but failing to have enough

    Small businesses are leaving themselves wide open to security attacks with a worrying number failing to install any protection against web threats.

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Mobile app security worries causing channel concerns

    With security vulnerabilities in applications a problem the shift towards mobile devices is going to cause even more headaches.

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Channel alarm over fake security scams

    Following this week's report on a rise in fraudulent activity by criminals claiming to represent legitimate antivirus and security companies, the industry has been quick to speak out over the impact to their businesses.

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Channel to get the chance to #asksymantec

    Resellers will be given the chance to ask a senior channel executive at Symantec questions live on Twitter next week. MicroScope has worked with the vendor to set up a live Twitter question and answer session between 12-1 next Tuesday lunchtime on ...

  • November 18, 2010 18 Nov'10

    Overtis teams up with Panasonic to secure shop tills

    A chance meeting at InfoSec with Panasonic has helped Overt is significantly boost its presence in the retail market as it brings its security products to till points.

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    SMBs urged to be wise to cold calling fraudsters

    Businesses have been warned to be alert to fraudsters posing as representatives of major web security vendors at the start of 2010's Get Safe Online week.

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    In the cyber war a networked laptop has the power of a missile

    A cyber-attack on the infrastructure of the UK is a serious prospect in the next few years with the government calling for increased security measures and greater awareness of the threats.

  • November 10, 2010 10 Nov'10

    Cyber criminals increasing complexity of data attacks

    Security threats in 2011 will be targeted, sophisticated and have the feel of something more like cyber-terrorism as the criminals get slicker in their attacks.

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    AVG tempts customers to switch with licence deals

    Anti-virus specialist AVG has come up with its own version of a trade-in programme hoping it will result in making the tills ring for its reseller channel.

  • November 04, 2010 04 Nov'10

    Banks need to take security more seriously

    Resellers in the financial sector with security knowledge could find their services much in demand as banks face up to the choice of improving data protection or losing customers.

  • November 03, 2010 03 Nov'10

    Disties should brace for deeper security checks after plot

    Following Monday's crackdown on imports of printer toner cartridges in the wake of the Yemeni bomb plot, risk, compliance and data management specialist Datanomic has said that the supply chain industry will need to adopt a risk-based approach to ...

  • November 02, 2010 02 Nov'10

    Fortinet denies IBM talks

    Network security vendor Fortinet has moved quickly to counter stories that appeared yesterday suggesting that the $2bn firm was close to being acquired by IBM.

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Webroot swoops on Prevx

    Cloud security vendor Prevx has been acquired by Webroot for an undisclosed sum to bulk up its own cloud practice. Derby-based Prevx specialises in cloud-based antivirus and behaviour-based malware detection, which Webroot believes will give it an ...

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Fortinet may be next buy for Big Blue

    Fresh from the closure of its acquisition of Blade Network Technologies at the end of last week, IBM's eyes are turning to pastures new, according to reports.

  • October 28, 2010 28 Oct'10

    Radware hits new heights

    Radware's recent spate of good results is showing no sign of abating after the Israel-based network security vendor made net sales of $36.8m (£23.17m), up 25.8% year-on-year and a new record.

  • October 26, 2010 26 Oct'10

    Clearswift undercuts rival with price guarantee

    Clearswift has vowed to undercut eight of its major rivals' renewal prices by 20% in an attempt to win over new customers and reseller partners.

  • October 22, 2010 22 Oct'10

    Insecure applications threaten move to the cloud

    Companies are continuing to leave themselves exposed to security vulnerabilities lurking in applications that they fail to check or mistakenly believe are safe.

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Network security sales fuel Check Point Q3 numbers

    Strong demand for network security and a return to spending in the Americas and Asia Pacific have buoyed the third quarter revenues for Check Point.

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    PM spends on cyber security, makes cuts elsewhere in defence

    The government has announced plans to increase the spending on fending off cyber-attacks despite reducing traditional defence spending elsewhere.

  • October 18, 2010 18 Oct'10

    Cyber threat at top of fears for UK government

    The government has warned that cyber terrorism is on the rise and poses a problem for the country as more terrorism heads onto the web.

  • October 18, 2010 18 Oct'10

    European firms fending off data fraudsters

    European firms seem to have grasped the importance of data protection better than other territories with a healthy number fending off losses to fraud in the last year.

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Clearswift boss talks of coming through economic headwind

    The CEO of security player Clearswift has described the current economic conditions as trading in a "headwind" but indicated it is managing to sell more of its gateway products.

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Spy boss warns of growing network threat

    The head of the government's communications intelligence agency, GCHQ, has warned of a growing threat to the UK's network infrastructure and called for a "holistic" response to the potential danger posed by both criminals and hostile foreign ...

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    RSA calls for air traffic control approach to security

    The security industry needs to develop a coordinated system to fend off attacks in the same way air traffic control determines which planes can land safely.

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    SMEs' data exposed to partners and fraudsters

    SMEs could be leaving themselves open to attacks from fraudsters or might reveal confidential information because the companies they work with do not have adequate information security in place, writes Karl Flinders.

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Bloxx cuts prices to gain advantage over rivals

    In a move that will gain publicity and disrupt rivals in the security market, email and web filtering specialist Bloxx has cut its prices. The decision to reduce UK prices by 5% is being positioned as a move designed to help customers hard hit by ...

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Symantec launches reseller advisory council

    Symantec has launched a partner advisory council to increase the feedback it receives from its resellers across Europe.

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    McAfee unveils ex-Juniper executive as EMEA boss

    McAfee has appointed a fresh head to run its EMEA operations as it looks to set out its stall following its acquisition by Intel. Gert-Jan Schenk is taking over as president of EMEA from the outgoing David Quantrell who has decided to pursue other ...

  • October 01, 2010 01 Oct'10

    Arc Technology becomes Exclusive in rebrand

    Security distributor Arc Technologies is undergoing a name change and setting out a fresh direction for the business following its re-branding as Exclusive Networks Limited. The Exclusive Group, which runs a pan-European distribution operation, ...

  • September 30, 2010 30 Sep'10

    eSoft offloads UTM appliance product range

    Web filtering specialist eSoft has offloaded its UTM appliance line for an undisclosed cash amount to eSoft Acquisition Limited. The deal has been backed by shareholders and the board and means eSoft will change its name to zvelo continuing to sell ...

  • September 30, 2010 30 Sep'10

    AVG adds social media protection

    AVG has become one of the first security companies to highlight its ability to protect users in social media environments as a key selling point of its software.

  • September 28, 2010 28 Sep'10

    Wick Hill signed by Sipera to spread UC security message

    Wick Hill has continued to expand its voice security portfolio signing up unified comms protection specialist Sip era.

  • September 28, 2010 28 Sep'10

    PCI checklist approach a false economy for retailers

    With the latest deadline in credit card data compliance just two days away there are fears being expressed in the security industry over the position of retailers.

  • September 23, 2010 23 Sep'10

    Interactive Ideas appointed by Cyberoam

    UTM specialist Cyberoam has expanded its UK distribution roster, appointing Interactive Ideas, to support a push into the SME and retail market.

  • September 23, 2010 23 Sep'10

    Firms struggling to find budget to fight off cyber attacks

    Many enterprises are not protecting themselves against cyber-attack thoroughly enough despite the increased awareness of the potential risks.

  • September 20, 2010 20 Sep'10

    Corero turns profit, moves closer to security acquisitions

    AIM-listed BPM software outfit turned security acquisition vehicle Corero has posted a modest pre-tax profit of £21,000 and made sales of £2.2m in the six months to the end of June.

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    Slow retailers face missing PCI deadline

    The deadline for retailers to be prepared for PCI is looming nearer with a feeling from those selling security tools to ensure complaince that a portion of the market is still not ready.

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Virtualisation security to be top priority in 2011

    Research conducted ahead of next month's IP Expo infrastructure trade show has suggested that concerns around virtualisation and data security will dominate IT managers' thoughts over the next 12 months.

  • September 14, 2010 14 Sep'10

    Data security budgets to rocket, says PwC

    Corporate spending on data security will increase sharply, according to a global poll by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). More than half of respondents said their companies planned to spend more on technological defences against ...