Information Security Services

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Sphinx Group brand to disappear says Arrow ECS

    The European president at Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) has confirmed that the Sphinx Group brand will disappear in the summer as the acquired business forms the backbone of its networking and security division.

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    Arrow ECS acquires Sphinx Group

    Another UK national has lost its independence after it emerged today that Arrow Electronics has swallowed up Sphinx Group.

  • June 17, 2010 17 Jun'10

    AVG sets out to remind Mac users they are not safe

    AVG is hoping that greater awareness of the universal nature of web-based threats will attract Mac users as it targets that operating system for the first time. Traditionally Mac has been perceived as a secure platform with the virus threats being ...

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    Security budget share to fall through 2011

    The share of the enterprise budget devoted to security spending can and will be safely reduced by as much as 6% through 2011, according to new figures from sector analysts at Gartner.

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Symantec adds indentity tools with VeriSign security buy

    Symantec has moved to bolster its remote security credentials with the acquisition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business.

  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    User security burden an opportunity for specialist resellers

    The threat of proposed cuts across government departments might weaken the ability of public sector bodies to keep on top of security compliance regulations.

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Hosted identity services could overcome slow adoption

    The move towards securing access for staff, resellers and other third parties is on customer radars but management systems are yet to be implemented by the majority of users.

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    McAfee reorganises around solution areas

    McAfee is reorganising its business around specific solution areas with the intention of meeting customer demands for more complex support. The vendor has reorganised around four areas: endpoint security, network security, content security and risk ...

  • May 10, 2010 10 May'10

    Astaro considers vertical focus following reseller sign-ups

    Security specialist Astaro is considering changes to the partner programme after a number of vertical focused resellers came on board.

  • May 07, 2010 07 May'10

    Russia and China main sources of web-based threats

    It might be a stereotypical view that most of the threats circling the internet come from current or former Communist countries but research from Kaspersky Lab indicates it is a view that still holds water.

  • May 06, 2010 06 May'10

    Wide product portfolio helps Symantec bounce back in 2010

    Symantec has managed to get the black pens out again and banish the red ones as it reveals its end of year results.

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Apax takes majority stake in Sophos

    Apax Partners has taken a majority stake in security vendor Sophos with the aim of getting a foothold in a strong performing sector. There had been some expectations among the analyst community that Sophos would opt for a listing but the Apax deal ...

  • April 30, 2010 30 Apr'10

    Radware cashes in on Alteon acquisition

    Application delivery solutions vendor Radware is still feeling the after-effects of its acquisition of Alteon last year, as it posted figures for the first quarter of 2010. Radware bought Alteon from Nortel in 2009 in the first major sale of the ...

  • April 30, 2010 30 Apr'10

    Securing our digital future

    Identity protection will play a key part as IT advances our digital world, writes Simon Quicke With the number of mobile devices continuing to expand and cheque books and cash becoming less common as money increasingly flows through cyberspace, the ...

  • April 29, 2010 29 Apr'10

    Symantec acquires PGP and GuardianEdge

    Against a background of increasing interest in encryption thanks in part to the continued high profile data losses and threat of fines from the Information Commissioners Office the decision of Symantec has splashed out $300m to buy PGP.

  • April 29, 2010 29 Apr'10

    Fortinet sales investment pays off

    Ken Xie, CEO of Network security and UTM provider Fortinet, has highlighted "increased investments in the sales organisation" after posting increased Q1 sales and profits.

  • April 28, 2010 28 Apr'10

    Increase in software subscriptions drives Websense recovery

    The security sector might not have experienced the dip suffered by other areas of the channel during the downturn but it is sharing in the recovery as the latest Q1 figures from Websense show all too clearly.

  • April 28, 2010 28 Apr'10

    Symantec outlines partner scheme with focus on specialisms

    Symantec has given notice to its reseller base that changes are coming to its channel programmes with an emphasis on technology specialisations.

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    VADition goes Dutch with first European office

    Security distributor VADition has opened an office in the Netherlands to serve the Benelux region as the first move into Europe.

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    InfoSec: Securing identity and finances key to next decade

    The future for those operating in the security channel will be dominated by trying to secure the cloud, make cashless payments safe and in helping customers and firms establish and protect their digital identities.

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    WatchGuard sets sights on enterprise market

    Unified Threat Management (UTM) specialist WatchGuard has set its sights an extending its reach beyond the SME market into the enterprise space.

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    Check Point sees new record quarter

    Internet security specialist Check Point has weighed in with its latest numbers as the stream of quarterly results continues throughout the industry this week. Like many of its peers, Check Point reported growth in both sales and net profits, as ...

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    Threat of data loss fines a spur for the security channel

    The threat of fines of up to half a million pounds from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which came into force earlier this month are already causing phones to ring in the channel.

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Security showstoppers at InfoSec 2010

    The great and the good in the security world meet in London next week at the InfoSec show, which runs for three days.

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Sunbelt moves to exploit McAfee update problems

    Sunbelt Software is aiming to exploit potential problems its rival McAfee might be having after it emerged that an anti-virus update the vendor sent out caused major headaches for XP users.

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    Cloud and social networking emerge as top security threats

    Social networking and cloud computing are leaving users exposed to cyber-attacks as hackers start to exploit the latest ways of sharing data over the web.

  • April 20, 2010 20 Apr'10

    Focused enterprise attacks emerge as main security trend

    Getting users to download fake security software in the hope that they have protected themselves remains one of the main routes for hackers hoping to get their hands on sensitive data.

  • April 19, 2010 19 Apr'10

    Is the death of the authentication token greatly exaggerated?

    Dave Abraham, CEO of Signify, takes a look at the token versus tokenless 2FA question and concludes that both are needed With the growth in anywhere, anytime working, two-factor authentication (2FA) has, at long last, become the de facto standard ...

  • April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Check Point takes first steps into leak prevention game

    Check Point has taken its first steps into the data leak prevention (DLP) game with the launch of a new network-based DLP software solution designed to pre-emptively stop sensitive data leaving a corporate network while retaining an element of human...

  • April 09, 2010 09 Apr'10

    Buoyant first quarter builds channel optimism

    Opinion is divided over whether or not the recession is over, but the outlook for 2010 is positive overall, writes Steve Moyes.

  • April 08, 2010 08 Apr'10

    Fortinet expands distribution line-up with Arc appointment

    Fortinet has turned to Arc Technology in a move to increase its penetration into the enterprise market.

  • April 06, 2010 06 Apr'10

    Trend Micro appoints Arrow ECS to reach virtualisation channel

    In a move aimed at exploiting the closer links between security and virtualisation Trend Micro has appointed Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions to its UK distribution line-up.

  • March 26, 2010 26 Mar'10

    Security appliance market claws back to 2008 levels

    The security appliance market in Western Europe is treading water managing to end 2009 in roughly the same place it was the year before. According to IDC revenue from security appliances totalled $1.61bn last year a 3% decrease compared to 2008.

  • March 25, 2010 25 Mar'10

    Network access control: A discerning approach to security

    The sophisticated capabilities of network access control make it a flexible, effective security tool, writes Anish Chauhan. Although network access control (NAC) has been around in one form or another for two or three years, it is now gaining ...

  • March 22, 2010 22 Mar'10

    CA finds virtualisation security fears have substance

    The security industry has been warning for a while about the dangers of unsecured virtual environments and those fears appear to be justified.

  • March 18, 2010 18 Mar'10

    Arrow ECS to beef up security and networking line

    Arrow ECS is planning on beefing up its security portfolio and making overtures at networking and voice vendors after missing out on Cisco's UCS play.

  • March 17, 2010 17 Mar'10

    Sunbelt Software aims to build AV share

    A strategy of building a consumer business alongside cracking the enterprise market is the approach being taken by Sunbelt Software which is looking to take market share from rival anti-virus vendors.

  • March 16, 2010 16 Mar'10

    Security market shows strength through the recession

    The security market has remained one of the most robust in the face of the worst recession for sixty years maintaining growth when other sectors experienced deep cuts in their rates of expansion.

  • March 16, 2010 16 Mar'10

    Becrypt adds Security IP as distie to target enterprise space

    In a move designed to increase its presence in the enterprise market data encryption specialist Becrypt has added Security IP to its distributor roster.

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    Blended threats demand fresh approach, says Websense

    Blended threats are the chief online security risk to enterprises and a new approach is needed to defend against these threats, says security firm Websense.

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Ex-Detica chief Black on look out for IP surveillance firms

    Former Detica boss Tom Black is planning to stage a roll up in the IP surveillance vertical through acquisition vehicle Digital Barriers.

  • February 26, 2010 26 Feb'10

    McAfee boss talks of acquisition plans

    McAfee is planning to make a handful of acquisitions every year to expand its portfolio and underpin its ambitions for the future.

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Security mangement shoots up user priority list

    Security management is rising up the corporate agenda as resource strapped users struggle to cope with expanding threats. As more users are encouraged to embrace the age of collaboration and social networking the pressure to do that securely is ...

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Intel targeted in sophisticated hacking attack

    Intel has revealed that just as Google was being targeted by hackers last month it was also being attacked although it is not relating the incidents.

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Websense plans to be selective with managed services players

    Websense has announced the global launch of a managed services reseller programme in a move designed not only to reflect the growing demand for those skills but the desire to grow its channel base.

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Poor governance at the heart of poor data security, says ICO

    By Warwick Ashford Failure to put existing security policies into effect is another common failing, said Smith, showing that people remain one of the biggest challenges to getting information security right. Another common thread running through ...

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    Annual cost of security on average setting enterprises back $2m

    Security remains one of the top issues for enterprises with three quarters suffering an attack last year which is costing firms millions to protect against.

  • February 18, 2010 18 Feb'10

    McAfee appoints EMEA channel head

    McAfee has moved to boost its credentials in the vendor's "Year of the Partner" by appointing Autodesk veteran Georges Millet as EMEA vice president of the channel.

  • February 16, 2010 16 Feb'10

    McAfee and Brocade form product partnership

    Brocade and McAfee have formed a strategic partnership to deliver network security protection which should extend the products their respective channels can bring to the market.

  • February 16, 2010 16 Feb'10

    Security market awash with fear, uncertianty and doubt

    Security resellers wondering what to wave into a sales pitch might are being handed plenty of topical fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) by vendors.

  • February 11, 2010 11 Feb'10

    McAfee posts solid Q4 numbers helped by currency fluctuations

    All the arrows were pointing upwards for McAfee as it unveiled its Q4 numbers with the vendor benefitting from currency fluctuations and the continued strength of the security market.

  • February 10, 2010 10 Feb'10

    Astaro revises licence fee model to widen UTM market

    In a move that has echoes of the razor blades model Astaro has moved to make its virtual UTM appliances and software effectively free with the costs shifting towards services.

  • February 10, 2010 10 Feb'10

    Kaspersky extends deal registration across reseller base

    Security specialist Kaspersky Lab has extended deal registration benefits across its entire channel base to protect the business discovered by its smaller partners.

  • February 08, 2010 08 Feb'10

    Trend Micro moves SME security into cloud to boost margins

    Trend Micro is emphasising the cheaper installation and services costs as it launches a hosted version of its Worry Free SME targeted security product.

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Websense losses decrease in 2009

    Websense has cut its losses on the back of a decent performance in Q4 with its subscription business expanding and the general demand for security holding up through the recession.

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    WatchGuard highlights strength of UK market in Q4

    Watchguard has highlighted the strength of the UK market as one of the contributing factors to a healthy Q4 and a strong finish to 2009.

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    Symantec extends SME reseller support

    Symantec's decision to extend its flexible credit terms to SME specialist resellers until next year is an indication that despite the emerging signs of the recovery vendors are going to have to continue to support partners financially.

  • January 28, 2010 28 Jan'10

    Clearswift portfolio sales strategy embraced by channel

    Clearswift has managed to encourage its resellers to sell across its web and email appliance portfolio in the last year having a direct impact on its third quarter sales.

  • January 28, 2010 28 Jan'10

    Check Point 09 numbers show continued strength in security

    Check Point has singled out the channel for praise in helping the security vendor get through a tough year after it recorded increases in revenue and net income for 2009.

  • January 28, 2010 28 Jan'10

    Fortinet shows off first results since IPO

    Fourth quarter profits at network security and UTM specialist Fortinet rose over 400% to $43.9m (£27m) after the firm booked a $37.8m tax benefit in the final quarter of 2009, the company has announced.

  • January 27, 2010 27 Jan'10

    Security and compliance feed into improved Symantec Q3

    Continued strong performances from its security and compliance product portfolio helped Symantec continue to show signs of recovery in its third fiscal quarter.

  • January 27, 2010 27 Jan'10

    Resellers set to benefit from political hacking fears

    Those resellers wondering if the Chinese Google hack attack is going to be a spur for business might well find it does raise the urgency of discussions about protecting data with public sector organisations.

  • January 26, 2010 26 Jan'10

    McAfee declares 2010 the year of the partner

    McAfee has dubbed 2010 as "the year of the partner" in a bid to put the muscle behind the channel to support its push into the mid-market.

  • January 26, 2010 26 Jan'10

    Chinese attacks on Google most sophisticated ever

    The Chinese attack on Google was "one of the most sophisticated ever seen" according to the head honcho of McAfee.

  • January 22, 2010 22 Jan'10

    Role of Symantec channel boss Wood under review

    The role of Symantec's long serving channel director Helen Wood is under review, the company has confirmed.

  • January 22, 2010 22 Jan'10

    Symantec takes on billing role to attract more dealers to hosted model

    Symantec is stepping up its ambitions in the hosted security space with changes to its partner programme designed to make it easier for resellers to promote security as a service (SaaS).

  • January 20, 2010 20 Jan'10

    Threat of data leakage fines a reseller opportunity

    Moves by the Information Commissioner to fine those companies that fail to keep data secure have been seen as a positive attempt to frighten firms out of complacency.

  • January 15, 2010 15 Jan'10

    Workplace downloads put businesses at risk, says FAST

    Anti-piracy campaigners FAST IiS have spoken out over new research from security firm ScanSafe that purported to show a 55% rise in office workers attempting to download illegal software and other content onto their work networks.

  • January 15, 2010 15 Jan'10

    Heath to run UK sales at Panda Security

    Channel veteran Alison Heath has joined Panda Security to head up sales in the UK and Ireland following her departure 2e2 as client director in December.

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    Security outsoucing tipped to expand in 2010

    An ostrich stance on security is not going to be an option for users as the pressure increases to the point where action has to be taken this year to protect firm’s data.

  • January 13, 2010 13 Jan'10

    Fines of up to £500,000 for lost data

    Potential fines of up to £500,000 for breaking the Data Protection Act by failing to adequately protect information could be a boon for the security industry.

  • January 12, 2010 12 Jan'10

    Europe to lead mobile security market

    Third party apps will become the security safeguard of choice for corporate mobile users by 2014, with Europe and the UK at the centre of the trend according to a new report by analysts at Juniper Research.

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Bloxx unwraps YouTube appliance for schools

    Anti-virus specialist Bloxx has taken the wraps off a security appliance aimed specifically at the education market with plans to encourage its resellers to sell into that vertical market.

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    Security appliance market sees second quarter of declines

    The security market might have been seen as immune to the downturn, but the latest figures tracking the sale of appliances across Europe show the recession has hit the market.

  • December 16, 2009 16 Dec'09

    WatchGuard launches partner managed security service

    WatchGuard Technologies has jumped on the cloud bandwagon and is launching a managed security service programme for partners.

  • December 14, 2009 14 Dec'09

    Cisco outlines up-and-coming security threats

    In the best tradition of the Christmas ghost story, Cisco has released its 2009 Annual Security Report and talked of some of the horrors that await in 2010.

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    Symantec reduces distie numbers

    One of Symantec's distribution partners will have ended its relationship with the vendor before the end of the year as it works through the last fortnight of its notice period.

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    McAfee UK channel boss outlines plans to extend reseller capabilities

    McAfee is looking to expand and fine-tune its reseller base in order to move its core base beyond just anti-virus products.

  • December 08, 2009 08 Dec'09

    Kaspersky Labs sets out SME market ambitions

    Russian security firm KasperskyLab aims to become a major security supplier to small, medium and largebusiness by 2014. At a briefing in Moscow,the firm's executives outlined a six-year plan for an aggressive roll out ofsecurity products and ...

  • December 08, 2009 08 Dec'09

    SecureWorks acquires dns

    Security managed services specialist dns has been acquired by SecureWorks providing the US vendor with a UK presence on both sides of the border. In the last decade dns has established offices in London and Edinburgh and built up a customer base ...

  • December 03, 2009 03 Dec'09

    Securing Windows 7 a major challenge for 2010

    Ensuring that Windows 7 remains secure remains one of the top challenges for the year ahead according to those fighting hackers on the front-line.

  • December 02, 2009 02 Dec'09

    Radware to make Alteon a billion-dollar business

    Radware has pledged to restore the Alteon business to its former glory and hopes to make it a billion-dollar business once again, according to regional director Guri Geva.

  • November 23, 2009 23 Nov'09

    Web the security threat platform of choice

    Hackers are still exploiting old vulnerabilities and basic errors to get access to sensitive data with the web the main route of attacks this year.

  • November 23, 2009 23 Nov'09

    Computerlinks adds Web 2.0 protection

    Security distributor Computerlinks has added dynamic content protection vendor Optenet to its line-up. Optenet specialises in cloud-based web-filtering, anti-spam,anti-virus, email and web security solutions sold as a subscription-based managed ...

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    WatchGuard appoints Sphinx as it moves into web protection software

    Unified threat management (UTM) specialist WatchGuard has added Sphinx to its distribution roster as it integrates the acquired Border ware products and channels into its portfolio.

  • November 13, 2009 13 Nov'09

    Check Point hands ACE to ComputerLinks

    In a move that should help crack down on grey services Computerlinks has become the first UK distributor to gain the Check Point appliance service accreditation.

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    Radware relaunches Alteon brand

    Radware has officially relaunched the Alteon brand seven months after acquiring the application delivery unit from Nortel.

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    Security threat from laid off staff remains major user concern

    The security threat posed by former employees is becoming a major concern for users tasked with keeping data assets secure.

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    M86 acquires Finjan to bolster enterprise credentials

    Web and messaging security specialist M86 Security has acquired Finjan to bolster its enterprise credentials and SaaS operations. Under the terms of the undisclosed deal M86 will immediately merge in Finjan’s operations, product and technology and ...

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    WatchGuard talks of Q3 growth

    WatchGuard has revealed that the third quarter was a healthy one on terms of both profits and revenues underlining the continued stability in the security sector.

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Worms rise as enterprise security threat

    Worms remain a serious problem for users along with rogue security software as users try to battle it out against the threats that litter the web.

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Cisco secures Scansafe acquisition

    Networking equipment supplier Cisco is buying another security supplier with web security company Scan safe its latest buy. Cisco will pay $183m for Scansafe, which specialises in software as a service security, as it attempts to improve its ...

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    AirMagnet highlights WLAN security issues

    Network security specialist AirMagnet has warned that increasing uptake of 802.11n enabled wireless kit following the final ratification of the standard is providing new ways for cyber-crooks to break into corporate wireless LANs.

  • October 20, 2009 20 Oct'09

    Five minute interview: Craig Whitney, Axway

    Microscope puts its questions to Craig Whitney, vice-president and managing director of Axway. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Always have a ‘plan B' - from a former manager. Stuff happens, so be prepared for it. What ...