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  • 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. 

  • Becrypt enhances partner deal reg offering

    Public sector cyber-security specialist Becrypt to the UK public sector has launched its enhanced Deal Registration programme to the channel, writes Linda Endersby. "Becrypt is putting in place a range of new initiatives to both increase sales r... 

  • Lowe leaves Cyber-Ark to join AppSense

    Nick Lowe has ended a five month stint at Cyber Ark announcing a move to AppSense to run sales across its EMEA operations. Lowe had been vice president of sales at Cyber-Ark since 1 September 2011 and before that had an eight year stint at Check Poi... 

  • UK performs strongly as WatchGuard reports growth

    Security player WatchGuard has revealed that the UK is its best performing market outside of its native US as it cranked up orders in its fourth fiscal quarter. The privately-owned vendor does not release full financial information but it has announ... 

  • Interactive Ideas joins Bitdefender distribution network

    Security specialist Bitdefender has signed up distie Interactive Ideas to work closely with independent system builders, VARS and MSPsand deliver cost-effective solutions regardless of customer location, writes Linda Endersby. Both companies say they...