February 6, 2007  1:23 PM

Site-authentication images may not add security

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security, Reseller channel business development

Maybe you should wait for a joint Harvard/MIT study to come out on a security measure you’re considering before using it or recommending it to a customer.

According to a recent study on the use of site-authentication images to prevent fraud cited in the

January 30, 2007  1:24 PM

Computer viruses turn 20, but spam takes the lead

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Mobile networking technology, Network and application security

NPR has been talking a lot about viruses lately. Why? Because it has now been 20 years since the first major virus, Brain,...

January 15, 2007  1:30 PM

Hitting forward: An email security nightmare

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security

No business is safe from email security issues. As a consultant or VAR, you have to deal with customers’ spam, phishing and denial-of-service attacks, and you’ve probably tried to solve these problems with encryption, digital certificates and rerouting traffic, among...

December 12, 2006  6:05 PM

SMBs want security

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security

SearchSecurityChannel's sister site SearchSMB compiled their top 10 tips for 2006 -- seven of which are security related. It seems SMBs can't get enough security, and the topics run the gamut. Here...

November 9, 2006  7:34 PM

Is now the time for NAC?

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security, Networking technology

Network Access Control is all the rage these days when it comes to network security technologies. "All of the vendors have something they call NAC," says Gartner Inc. vice president and distinguished analyst John Pescatore in a

September 14, 2006  6:24 PM

MS ‘defends’ its entry in security market

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Network and application security

In an article on SearchSecurity.com, Stephen Toulouse, senior product manager for Microsoft's Security Technology Unit, defends Microsoft's foray into the security market and claims that it will...

September 7, 2006  5:41 PM

New Slogan — HP:Subvert

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Direct reseller channel conflict, Network and application security, Server virtualization

No one has ever accused major IT vendors of being role models. Microsoft gets the most public heat, but it's far from the most loathed, or most unethical, in the business. Resellers, whose reward for having built a thriving market for some new product is to have the largest customers stolen by a...

September 7, 2006  5:08 PM

Yes, security vendors play dirty, but how do you cope?

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security

It seems fairly obvious that vendors use security alerts to promote themselves and devalue their competitors, as addressed in this CRN article. And I imagine many channel folks can...

August 29, 2006  11:17 AM

Disaster Preparedness for SMBs: Plan B for $150

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Collaboration software, Data center disaster recovery planning, Network and application security, Software as a service (SaaS)

With Eduardo starting to puff its way toward Florida, Orlando-based Vlad Mazek, the CTO of managed infrastructure service provider Own Web Now Inc., has come up with a quick-and-dirty

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