Information Security Services

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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”.

  • December 15, 2008 15 Dec'08

    Online crooks getting smarter, warns Cisco

    Cisco has warned that the online criminal economy is becoming increasingly savvy and much more sophisticated as profit-driven crooks hone their approaches to compromising end-user data in its 2008 Annual Security Report.

  • December 15, 2008 15 Dec'08

    Becta offers schools guide to better data management

    Becta has published guidelines for schools to follow in a bid to improve data management in education and bolster security.

  • September 10, 2008 10 Sep'08

    Customers face up to cyber criminal threat

    It seems to have taken a fairly long time for the message to get through to customers but finally the vast majority understand criminals are behind security attacks.

  • April 15, 2008 15 Apr'08

    Protect kids from the web

    One of the most worrying areas of the internet is its scope for making children vulnerable to criminals and other predatory elements. The growth of chat rooms and social networking sites has taken most parents completely unawares.

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Opportunities at high end

    "Anecdotal feedback over the last 12 months has made it clear that resellers are finding it more and more difficult to motivate customers to see value in their offering.