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Hurricane Katrina highlighted the greater risk small- and medium-sized businesses face compared with their larger counterparts. If you can’t afford elaborate disaster recovery beforehand, your disaster recovery will be more serious afterward.

The proliferation of IM technology in business means new threats—and new opportunity for security vendors and VARs.

Many SMBs fail to obtain even minimal network protections and cite a lack of time, resources and money, according to a recent survey. Simplifying the security solution and sale could mean business for VARs serving SMBs.

Safend, an Israel-based maker of end-point security products, chose the channel to market its emerging products to capitalize on VARs’ existing position in local markets.

August has always been a great month for viruses and this one’s no different. VARs, especially those providing managed-security services, need to be on guard for clients who may not be.

Security software maker Solidcore presents a VAR program to help channel partners learn about its new application, as well as proactive data-center-level security.

Updated: A researcher followed through with a presentation on a security hole in Cisco’s IOS even after the network equipment company theatened to shut down the conference if the information wasn’t suppressed.

Saying information about a flaw in Cisco’s IOS was obtained illegally, the company attempts to keep former ISS researcher Michael Lynn from publicizing the discovery.

The annual security think tank promises 60 new research presentations, 13 new hacking tools, 15 new exploits and the first-ever example of exploit shellcode in Cisco’s IOS.

MIT researchers say the popular authentication protocol is vulnerable to three serious flaws that could allow an attacker to gain access to protected corporate networks.

Customers are demanding managed security services, and VARs are leaping to respond. The service represents a rich, continuing revenue stream, but also potential liability a lot more serious than most VARs are used to accepting.

The company says its sales more than doubled last year, and it wants to keep up the momentum by moving its product through the channel before the end of the year.

End users know about IT security threats, but usually fail to realize how serious the danger is. It is up to VARs and integrators to help them assess their situations and protect their data.

Organized gangs are taking over crime on the Web. The dons aren’t traditional gun-toters and roughnecks, but they’re not script-kiddies or digital pranksters, either. In this report we map out some of the major players, what they call themselves, how they work, and how big a threat they really are to legitimate businesses online.

Two intrusion prevention system vendors unwrapped high-speed offerings this week, vying for customers at the high end of the IPS market.

Bill Gates used his opening keynote speech at the RSA Conference here Tuesday to preview the next version of Internet Explorer.

The deal is expected to set the pace in numerous categories, but integration and network management pose challenges.

Opinion: Rootkits truly are scary and perhaps they’re a real-world problem, but there’s no real evidence of that. Of course, there wouldn’t be, would there?

Content protection company Macrovision plans to announce on Tuesday that it has developed a way to eliminate the vast majority of DVD copying.

The major security vendor’s new anti-spyware solution integrates with existing management tools and uses On-Access scanning capability to prevent spyware from entering the system.

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