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January 29, 2009  5:50 AM

Websense gives partners more reasons to say “yes” to its program



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

One of the philosophies that I really appreciated out of former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove when he was still active was his staunch belief that investments in the future should not be sacrificed for the short-term good of a company's stock price. This is not something that many high-tech...

December 15, 2008  4:04 PM

Lisa Loe out at McAfee



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Network and application security, News

Lisa Loe, McAfee's vice president of North American channels, has left the security vendor after just three months. McAfee just confirmed this afternoon that Loe is no longer with the company. McAfee hired Loe in September; she...


November 21, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft plans more security offerings



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Symantec, Tech Blogs

Morro, Microsoft's free consumer security software, is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding the company's latest security push. Microsoft this week announced that a


November 19, 2008  9:22 AM

Microsoft sets its sights on consumer security



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Symantec, Tech Blogs

Microsoft is coming out with free consumer security software -- a move that could spell trouble for the leaders in the market. The company said yesterday it's discontinuing its Windows...


November 17, 2008  6:17 PM

Symantec CEO John Thompson to retire



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Network and application security, News, Symantec

john thompsonSymantec CEO John Thompson is retiring next year, and

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November 10, 2008  2:52 PM

Integrated security suites neither integrated nor sweet



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Network and application security

The big trend in the security market these days is the "integrated security suite" -- a packaged software offering that promises to "reduce complexity, make for easier deployments and give customers...


October 24, 2008  8:20 AM

Symantec’s Security Operations Center: A look inside



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Managed services providers, Network and application security, Symantec

During last week's Symantec Partner Engage conference, I got to do something only 200 of Symantec's 17,500 employees can do: access the company's Security Operations Center (SOC). The SOC in Alexandria, Va. is one of Symantec's four centers throughout the world. The others are in England,...


October 23, 2008  10:34 AM

RSA names partners of the year



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Network and application security, News

RSA recently recognized its top partners at its SecurWorld Partner Conference. Here were the winners: North America Channel Partner of the Year: Forsythe Solutions Group, Skokie, Ill. DMR Channel Partner of the Year:

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October 23, 2008  10:12 AM

Symantec tries to mend its ’stubbed toe’



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Network and application security, News, Symantec

I'm a Symantec user. At home, I run Norton 360. My work laptop has Symantec AntiVirus. They both work very well. But oh my God, are they memory hogs. Pac-ManWhenever either computer is running slowly --...


August 25, 2008  1:27 PM

CompTIA security-certified professionals now top 50,000



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Network and application security, VAR training, certification

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) says it has certified more than 50,000 IT professionals with its vendor-neutral CompTIA Security+ designation. How many individual vendors can say the same thing?  


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