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  • McAfee brings Allen over the pond to run UK

    McAfee has shuffled its management pack announcing a fresh face to run its UK and Ireland operation just days after its former country head turned up at CA Technologies. Ross Allen, vice president for Canada and Northeast United States, is being mov... 

  • Hacker blackmails Symantec in attempt to get hands on $50,000

    An insight into the murky world of hacking and corporate extortion have emerged as a result of the details of a blackmail plot against Symantec being made public. The vendor, which is itself a security specialist, found itself facing a $50,000 ranso... 

  • ComputerLinks signed up by Tufin Technologies

    ComputerLinks has been signed up by Tufin Technologies as a UK and Ireland distribution partner giving the channel player the chance to extend the protection its resellers can offer around firewalls and network management. With recent research highl... 

  • Weak European market tempers Websense outlook

    Websense saw its share price drop after its revenues didn't meet the expectations of market watchers and it issued gloomy guidance over the fiscal year ahead. Wall Street had expected revenues of $94m so the fourth quarter performance of $92.7m disa... 

  • Better passwords could help protect against cyber crime threat

    With people more likely to fall victim to cyber crime rather than physical acts of violence or robbery the security industry is facing a need to deliver more user education. One of the main themes that came out of a recent UKFast roundtable was that... 

  • Customers exposed to threats by sticking with old firewalls

    Customers are leaving themselves exposed to security threats because of a failure to update their firewalls, which are no longer able to fend off sophisticated web-based attacks. The other consequence infrastructure specialist Teneo highlights, afte... 

  • EU data law penalty hikes will be felt by UK firms

    If EU data protection laws get the green light the impact on the UK will be greater than other European countries because of the relatively low penalties that are currently handed out for losing sensitive data. The EU put foreard proposals last week... 

  • EMEA flat for Symantec

    The EMEA market produced a flat performance for Symantec as the security specialist showed it is not immune to the economic conditions that are undermining confidence across the continent. The vendor also reported a decline in its services business ... 

  • Security players back tougher EU data protection laws

    Security players have welcomed the moves by the EU to outline plans to strengthen data protection laws with much greater penalties than those that currently exist for those that are careless with user information. Under plans announced by the Europe... 

  • Panda cans direct sales operation

    In a welcome move for resellers, Panda Security has taken the decision to ditch its direct consumer sales operation and ramp up its relationship with consultancy-led distie partner Blue Solutions.