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  • 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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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.

  • May 08, 2009 08 May'09

    Symantec Q4 hit by SME decline

    Symantec has indicated that the security market might not be totally immune to recession, particularly on the SME side of the business. A dip in small business sales was pointed to as the cause of a dip in non-GAAP Q4 revenues to $1.49bn for the ...

  • April 30, 2009 30 Apr'09

    Security specialists eyeing up voice market

    The security channel believes that it is primed to take advantage of the convergence with the voice market as unified communications starts to take off.

  • April 30, 2009 30 Apr'09

    Cloud moving into enterprise but security a concern

    The shift towards cloud computing is increasing among enterprises indicating it is not just a solution appealing to SMEs but security concerns are rife among customers.

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    No sign of recession at InfoSec

    The busy halls at InfoSec in London have been seen by many in the industry as a further sign that interest in security is not waning during the recession.

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    Blunkett urges more action in cybercrime fight

    David Blunkett MP has used his keynote speech at this year's InfoSec show at Earl's Court to push for more action in the fight against cybercrime, sounding a warning about high levels of complacency in government and crime-fighting circles.

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    Kaspersky boss calls for Internet security body

    The CEO of anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Labs has added his voice to calls to take cybercrime more seriously warning that it is straying into the territory of cyber-terrorism.

  • April 27, 2009 27 Apr'09

    Compliance and threats driving security spending

    There have already been signs, through financial results and anecdotal reseller customer stories, that the security sector is holding up and these have now been confirmed by a study of planned budgetary spending for the rest of the year.

  • April 27, 2009 27 Apr'09

    Reseller help required in the cloud

    As the recession continues, organisations may not want to spend on compliance. But with more turning to cloud-based and virtual technologies in a bid to manage costs, increased risks mean many do not have a choice.

  • April 17, 2009 17 Apr'09

    SMEs stray onto cybercrime radar

    If there is one message that resellers can take out to customers from the Symantec EMEA Internet Security Threat Report for 2008 it is about the increasing vulnerability of the SME sector.

  • April 15, 2009 15 Apr'09

    Wick Hill signed up by NetGear

    Wick Hill has made its second vendor signing in a fortnight after securing the rights to carry NetGear’s products including the secure appliance range.

  • April 14, 2009 14 Apr'09

    Check Point seals Nokia security appilance tie-up

    Check Point has completed the acquisition of Nokia’ssecurity appliance operation formalising a relationship which has been jointlydeveloping hardware and software products for the last decade. Nokia has specialised on the appliance front with ...

  • April 06, 2009 06 Apr'09

    Websense launches appliance moving away from pure software play

    Websense has moved away from its software roots with the launch of an appliance that is aimed at tapping into the demand for hardware that can help counter web and email based threats.

  • April 03, 2009 03 Apr'09

    Robust security market aiding ComputerLinks

    The continued robustness of the security market has been held up as the main reason for ComputerLinks relatively sound set of yearly results.

  • April 03, 2009 03 Apr'09

    Internal threats still not being taken seriously

    Despite the numerous warnings that redundant and dissatisfied staff pose a security risk a significant number of companies are failing to protect themselves against internal threats.

  • March 31, 2009 31 Mar'09

    Canalys sees bright spots in slowing enterprise infrastructure market

    The recession is doing its bit to kill off large-scale traditional communications investments, but there are some growth areas out there, according to Canalys’ latest figures on the EMEA enterprise infrastructure market.

  • March 31, 2009 31 Mar'09

    Criminal charges should be handed out to govt data losers

    Public tolerance of government data leaks appears to be running out with the vast majority of people now believing those responsible should face criminal charges.

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Cybercrime raking in more than drugs

    The amount of money generated by cybercrime now puts it above drug trafficking in revenue terms, with $1 trillion annually being laundered by the criminal fraternity.

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    WinMagic taps e92plus for disti contract

    Data security and encryption solutions vendor WinMagic is pairing up with VAD e92plus to supply its SecureDoc solutions package to the channel.

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    UTM set to dominate security industry

    Unified threat management (UTM) security technology is set to dominate the security industry in the near future, according to IDC’s latest worldwide quarterly security appliance tracker.

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    ZyXEL teams up with security disti

    Network access vendor ZyXEL is to make a move on the IP-CCTV sector after signing a partnership agreement with specialist surveillance kit disti and Panasonic house CCTV Center.

  • March 23, 2009 23 Mar'09

    Computerlinks adds Netgenium to physical security lineup

    Computerlinks has signed IP network security specialist Netgenium to its recently launched physical security portfolio in a move it said comes in response to reseller demands.

  • March 17, 2009 17 Mar'09

    Check Point reveals worrying lack of encryption adoption

    The numerous messages to users about increasing the protection around sensitive data appear to have fallen on deaf ears. According to the Check Point annual UK data security survey the numbers of companies confessing ignorance about encryption are ...

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Astaro launches SME programme with Arc

    Astaro has revealed plans to work with Arc Technology withthe aim of increasing the support available to help resellers sell securityinto the SME market. The relationship has come about because of theidentification by Astaro of the small business ...

  • February 16, 2009 16 Feb'09

    Nebulas calls for more security common sense

    Security reseller Nebulas has reacted with bemusement to the $250,000 reward being offered by Microsoft to catch the author of the Conficker worm. The software vendor made the announcement that it was prepared to pay a reward to stop the worm writer...

  • February 13, 2009 13 Feb'09

    McAfee hints at acquisitions after favourable results

    The security market is expected to be robust according to those operating in the market and that view has been backed up by quarterly figures from McAfee.

  • January 30, 2009 30 Jan'09

    McAfee highlights lost data security risk

    Those who had their details lost on the HMRC discs will not be surprised to discover that data continues to disappear on its way between multinationals and their various branch offices.

  • January 30, 2009 30 Jan'09

    Electrone backs CCTV reseller calls

    The opportunities in the CCTV security market have been highlighted on previous occasions by ComputerLinks and Centerprise and now those making peripherals have urged resellers to examine the market.

  • January 29, 2009 29 Jan'09

    Aladdin sounds warning of recession sparking piracy rises

    The impact of the global downturn on piracy is likely to be a major problem if user expectations translate into criminal activity. In research carried out by Aladdin Knowledge Systems a whopping 73% of those people asked felt that piracy would go ...

  • January 29, 2009 29 Jan'09

    Webroot offers a secure pitch

    Security is something that cannot be turned off despite the economic downturn and the temptation to delay purchases. For customers facing the internet minefield the decision to do business unprotected is fool-hardy in the extreme.

  • January 27, 2009 27 Jan'09

    Check Point revenues up as security demand continues

    The security industry has been seen by many in the children as protected from the worst of the recession because the threats never stop coming via the web.

  • January 19, 2009 19 Jan'09

    Google appoints ComputerLinks to handle security apps

    Google has continued to build its channel with the appointment of ComputerLinks to handle its security application business across most of Europe.

  • January 19, 2009 19 Jan'09

    Sophos warns of misplaced customer cost cutting

    In one of the more obvious admonitions of the last few weeks Sophos has warned that cutting back on security will damage companies looking to make changes to ease their IT budgets.

  • January 13, 2009 13 Jan'09

    Security SME budgets set to bounce back

    SMEs are expected to continue spending on IT security this year after a dip last year as smaller companies move to protect themselves from web based attacks.

  • January 12, 2009 12 Jan'09

    Threats help maintain security spending

    Most of those resellers operating in the security market have been buoyed by a belief that because very few companies could turn their protection against threats off this year will be tough but not catastrophic.

  • January 08, 2009 08 Jan'09

    Advice to dispose of hard drives with hammer questioned

    The advice to consumers to destroy old computers with the aid of a hammer has been met with scepticism by some in the data disposal industry.

  • December 18, 2008 18 Dec'08

    Downturn set to spark security consolidation

    The impact of the downturn on the security industry is likely to involve a great deal more consolidation next year.

  • December 16, 2008 16 Dec'08

    British Computer Society sets up crime unit to help police

    The British Computer Society (BCS) has set up a think-tank to offer police help with fighting cyber crime. The move comes in the wake of criticism from some vendors that the police have not invested enough in developing specialist “cyber cops”.

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