Information Security Services

  • 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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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 ...

  • October 19, 2009 19 Oct'09

    Rogue security software threat will grow in 2010, warns report

    Rogue security software is set to increase in the next year,according to a report from security firm Symantec. Researchers have identified 250 distinct types of fake security software, with 24% of the top 50 most common kinds introduced in the past ...

  • October 12, 2009 12 Oct'09

    Kaspersky sells through Intel portal to grow SME share

    Anti-virus specialist Kaspersky Lab has signed up to sell products to SME customers via Intel’s Business Exchange portal. The move has been described by sources close to the security vendor as a way of complementing channel efforts as it widens its ...

  • October 12, 2009 12 Oct'09

    Jail terms needed to curb ID fraud

    Businesses will not invest in personal data protection until there are more tangible consequences such as heavy fines or jail sentences, says security firm Stonewood. The number of UK identify fraud has increased by 36% in the past year according ...

  • October 12, 2009 12 Oct'09

    Clearswift aims at rivals with trade-in deal

    It is becoming quite a trend for vendors to encourage their resellers to target rivals in order to hit growth targets in a flat market by taking share.

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    Dimension Data reveals preference for holistic security

    Companies are moving to invest in security solutions and move away from point products as the investment in protection returns to the corporate agenda.

  • October 07, 2009 07 Oct'09

    CNP fraud declines in the UK for the first time

    Cardholder not present (CNP) fraud fell for the first time in the UK from January to June this year according to figures from Financial Fraud Action UK.

  • October 02, 2009 02 Oct'09

    Kaspersky hands resellers malware detection tool

    In an effort to help its channel partners gain fresh business anti-virus specialist Kaspersky Lab is handing resellers a scanning tool to gauge the level of malware that has infected a system.

  • October 02, 2009 02 Oct'09

    The driving power behind the cloud

    As many companies move into the cloud there is a growing need for tools that can monitor, analyse, optimise and secure the supporting infrastructure.

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    SEC adds Sphinx to distribution line-up

    Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) has added Enterasys partner Sphinx to its distribution roster as part of its Go Forward! programme.

  • September 29, 2009 29 Sep'09

    Symantec reveals extent of botnet and spam links

    The link between bots and spam is growing and increasing the pressure on ISPs to provide a stable infrastructure and to keep their services secure.

  • September 14, 2009 14 Sep'09

    Wick Hill picks up C-Media Kaspersky business

    Security distributor Wick Hill has acquired the Kaspersky Lab business from fellow distie C-Media.

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Fortinet reconfigures channel management to aid vertical market push

    Security specialist Fortinet has put responsibility across EMEA for channels under one head also coordinating marketing and renewals with the aim of strengthening the ability to target vertical markets.

  • August 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    Business security policies muddled in recession

    Application delivery specialists F5 Networks have published research suggesting that nearly half of businesses don’t consider that cutting their IT budgets will increase vulnerability to security threats and are putting greater efficiency ahead of ...

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    Signify strengthens channel management

    Two-factor authentication specialist Signify has appointed a former IronPort and Integralis executive to spearhead a channel drive.

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    Is the web browser your nemesis for data leakage?

    The incidence of data intentionally or unintentionally leaving corporate networks is rising. The CSI Computer Crime & Security Survey of 2008 showed that 44% of the polled companies rated data leakage as the second biggest threat to their IT ...

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    Businesses still playing fast and loose with data

    Enterprise business software vendor Micro Focus has issued a warning after commissioned research found huge numbers of businesses are still taking next to no precautions to secure confidential data during the application testing process.

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Vizioncore iland partnership targets back-up demand

    Virtualisation management vendor Vizioncore is putting the finishing touches to a new data recovery and business continuity scheme with UK newcomer iland Internet Solutions.

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    Twitter attack leaves channel tweeters twiddling thumbs

    Just as the channel was getting used to the idea of Twitter being a useful form of communication the failure of the social networking site to cope with a denial of service (DoS) attack has shown up potential problems.

  • July 30, 2009 30 Jul'09

    Clearswift benefits from continued web appliance demand

    The security market might not have stayed immune from the downturn but compared to other sectors has shown much greater resilience. The latest to report financial numbers that give an insight into the state of the market is Clearswift with the ...

  • July 14, 2009 14 Jul'09

    Internal security threat highlighted by Cisco

    Cisco has added its weight to the growing consensus that a recession has a knock-on effect of driving up cybercrime as redundant employees resort to using technology to hit back at employers and gain sensitive information.

  • July 09, 2009 09 Jul'09

    Google Chrome OS security plans greeted with caution

    A day after Google unveiled its ambitions to launch its own operating system to challenge Microsoft and some in the security industry have reacted by sounding a note of caution.

  • July 06, 2009 06 Jul'09

    Too much online security puts buyers off

    Customers are struggling to understand why they have to jump through so many security hoops to buy goods and services online and walking away from transactions in frustration.

  • July 03, 2009 03 Jul'09

    Fresh doubts cast on cloud computing security

    Vulnerabilities in password reset functions for online services from Amazon and Microsoft have cast fresh doubt on the security of cloud computing.

  • July 01, 2009 01 Jul'09

    Former Novell boss de Rojas turns up at McAfee

    Former Novell country manager Jacqueline de Rojas has taken over running the UK for McAfee. As Novell boss she was widely credited with spearheading a reform of the channel model at the vendor so comes to McAfee as vice president of UK and Ireland ...

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    NTT Com moves to acquire Integralis

    Japanese-based NTT Communications is taking over security reseller Integralis in a move that will provide the telco specialist with options to provide customers with additional security.

  • June 24, 2009 24 Jun'09

    ComputerLinks adds HID to physical security line-up

    Computerlinks is continuing to sign vendors to bolster its physical security division promoting a package that can be sold by security resellers looking to extend the scope of users existing investments in building protection.

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    Channel has a role to play in securing public sector

    The channel is being leaned on by public authorities desperate to ensure they are compliant with the government’s Connect SecureExtranet (GSCx) as the revised deadline looms large.

  • June 10, 2009 10 Jun'09

    Check Point merges product line with Nokia appliance

    Check Point has combined its software and the appliance range it acquired from Nokia into a single SKU and is encouraging partners to start selling the combined product.

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    Symantec and McAfee hit by fines in US for unauthorised renewals

    Symantec and McAfee have been forced to pay out a combined $750,000 following a US case that found that they had renewed customers licences without informing them.

  • May 27, 2009 27 May'09

    Security fears holding up cloud computing

    Customer fears around cloud security should be a serious concern for resellers struggling to tap into what is heralded by analysts and vendors alike as a growing market.

  • May 26, 2009 26 May'09

    Calls continue for greater encryption

    Those operating in the encryption market believe that the UK is continuing to increase its use of the security technology in response to numerous high profile government gaffes around data protection.

  • May 22, 2009 22 May'09

    Sunbelt looks to exploit user gripes over AV performance

    Sunbelt Software is looking to exploit user dissatisfaction with existing anti-virus products as it sets about building a channel in the UK.

  • May 20, 2009 20 May'09

    SMEs starting to worry about security

    The message that SMEs need to be worried about security breaches appears to be getting through with a growing number of small firms showing concern their corporate and personal data could be stolen.

  • May 13, 2009 13 May'09

    Caretower takes wraps off audting service

    Security reseller Caretower has taken the wraps off an auditing service it hopes will open customer wallets and bolster its pedigree as a consultancy.

  • May 11, 2009 11 May'09

    Security fears holding back online orders

    The fear that online security is not robust enough is holding back users from buying over the web reinforcing some of the fears that the Internet is being held back because of data integrity worries.