Security News

New Class of Security Chiefs Emerging, Says IBM Study

[May 15, 2012] Influencers direct business security strategies.

Kaspersky Hires New Channel Head, Two Marketing Execs

[March 27, 2012] Anti-virus vendor taps Christopher Doggett to oversee channels in North America.

F5 Networks Wants More Security Channel Partners

[March 21, 2012] New Vault program offers financial incentives, rewards and training to channel partners closing deals for vendor’s data center firewall technology and security bundle.

Cisco Upgrades CCNA and CCNP Security Certifications

[March 06, 2012] New courses address threats related to mobility, cloud computing, virtualization and BYOD.

Juniper Buys Security Specialist Mykonos for $80 Million

[February 24, 2012] Acquisition shores up vendor’s security portfolio with intrusion deception technology to protect web applications.

Westcon Buys PT Netpoleon, Indonesian Security Distributor

[February 23, 2012] Transaction adds to distributor’s presence in market in Southeast Asia.

Symantec Opens New U.S. Operations Center for Managed Security Services

[February 23, 2012] Vendor says expanded facility will support rapid growth of its security monitoring and management services business.

Blue Coat Returns to Privately-held

[February 23, 2012] Shareholders approve $1.3 Billion takeover by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm.

Savid Technologies, MSP and IT Security Vendor, Bought by Investment Group

[February 18, 2012] Technology Capital Investors (TCI) expands MSP lineup, plans to offer new suite of managed security and compliance services in Q1 2012.

Kaspersky Labs Signs Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro for Security Solutions

[June 29, 2011] Vendors says deal will strengthen its VAR and SI network in the U.S., help it to reach new corporate customers.

Arrow to Distribute Websense Security Solutions in North America

[February 14, 2011] Companies expand prior 10-year old agreement for European distribution. Websense adds second distributor in North America.

Department of Homeland Security to Spend $40 Million for Ideas to Improve Federal Cyber Security

[February 03, 2011] Agency seeks research and development proposals in 14 technical areas to improve cyber security in Federal networks and the Internet.

Cisco Adds Three New Security Specialist Certifications

[February 03, 2011] Vendor adds to security portfolio with specializations to address market opportunity for skilled network security specialists, building on CCNP Security certification program initiated last year.

Dell Nabs Managed Security Provider SecureWorks

[January 04, 2011] Vendor builds out IT-as-a-Service profile seeking credibility as managed service security provider.

McAfee: Social Media, Mobile, Apple Devices Most Vulnerable to Security Threats in 2011

[January 04, 2011] Security vendor’s 2011 Threat Predictions report predicts cybercriminals will attack shortened URL services, geolocation sites and Internet TV.

Websense Offers Top Five Security Predictions for 2011

[December 24, 2010] Web security vendor predicts more, bigger, badder threats in 2011, sees social media, mobile applications as likely targets for cybercriminals.

Daily Malware Threats Rise Nearly 15 Percent in 2010

[November 30, 2010] PandaLabs reports that one-third of all active malware threats were created in the first 10 months of the year.

Websense Predicts More Targeted, Content-Related Cyber Attacks in 2011

[November 18, 2010] Security vendor’s 2010 Threat Report points to inadequacy of legacy defense systems for new wave of specific, blended attacks.

HP Pays $1.5B for ArcSight Security Software Maker

[September 13, 2010] Acquisition adds real-time event monitoring to security portfolio. Marks second security-related purchase in last month and fourth buy since Hurd’s departure.

Intel Pays $7.7B for McAfee Security

[August 19, 2010] Chip giant enters security market with largest acquisition in company’s 42-year history.

Dell Teams With Juniper, SecureWorks for SMB Security Solution

[August 12, 2010] Vendor expands portfolio of appliances and services for network, endpoint security, risk management focused on SMB segment.

Symantec Broadens Monthly Subscription Buying Option

[June 21, 2010] Security vendor widens licensing program to help service providers’ lower upfront costs.

Kaspersky Adds Heft To Channel Partner Program

[May 07, 2010] Security vendor pumps up deal registration, rewards and training.

Symantec Study Reveals Businesses Lack Procedures, Policies For Cloud Security

[April 12, 2010] Many businesses deficient in policies, procedures to evaluate cloud vendors, ensure secure data

Websense, Juniper To Deliver Joint Security Solution

[March 04, 2010] Partnership integrates content security with high performance networking.


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