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Network and application security


July 26, 2007  3:53 PM

Is HP getting ready to swallow Bull SA?



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

Published reports say Hewlett Packard Corp. is getting ready to buy  French systems integrator Bull SA for 720 million euros 7.5 euros per share.

Speculation on the buyout began when Capital Magazine reported that HP is...

July 25, 2007  8:57 AM

Another study shows end users’ lack of awareness



Posted by: Bcournoyer
IT buyer market research, Network and application security, News

I have a friend who works for an IT help desk. A few weeks back, an employee called him up and asked -- and I quote -- "How do I use the Internet?" Now, a new study by Trend Micro is confirming what most people (especially IT help desk employees) already knew:...


July 18, 2007  8:32 AM

Report: Server security best practices not followed



Posted by: Bcournoyer
IT buyer market research, Network and application security, Server virtualization

A new Forrester Research report predicts a lot of opportunity for VARs and integrators in the server security market. According to the report, "Best Practices:...

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July 12, 2007  12:06 PM

Gov’t data breaches in the news … again



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security

Two news items today show, once again, that the problem of data breaches in government isn't going away any time soon. First, the Associated Press reports the

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July 11, 2007  2:25 PM

A new approach to biometrics



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

When you think of biometrics, you probably think of a costly, privacy-concern-raising appliance that scans fingerprints at the entrance to a building.

But Privaris, a Fairfax, Va.-based vendor, is taking a new approach...


July 11, 2007  10:15 AM

Segregate your PCI offerings — or else



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Network and application security

High profile data breaches like that experienced by retailer TJX Companies Inc.

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July 2, 2007  1:47 PM

VA blames IT specialist and bosses for data breach



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security, News

It took five months and a 79-page report to do it, but the Department of Veterans Affairs has finally pointed its finger for a high-profile data breach.

The VA's Office of the Inspector General blames the IT specialist and two directors at the Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center for the...


June 25, 2007  7:06 AM

Virtual network security from the Catbird’s seat



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Managed services providers, Network and application security

Sometimes a company is in the right place at the right time. Just as the Gartner Group was issuing a press release in April proclaiming that "organizations that rush to adopt virtualization can weaken...

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June 21, 2007  8:18 AM

Survey says … more spending to protect IP this year



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security, News

Almost three-fourths of businesses and organizations plan to spend more on securing intellectual property (IP) in 2007, according to survey results by Enterprise Strategy Group released today.

That increased emphasis will bring new sales and service opportunities to the channel, said


June 14, 2007  9:38 AM

Another one bites the dust



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

A few weeks ago we discussed the arrest of spammer Robert Alan Soloway and its potential repercussions in the network and email security industries. At the time, authorities...


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