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WatchGuard: Breaches will see policy introduced
ANZ Regional Director Scott Robertson believes that more security breaches will see official policy introduced in New Zealand and Australia.
Exclusive: Distribution Central NZ's $631k profit
Director Nick Verykos has told The Channel that the firm's focus will now be placed on existing distribution partnerships with no new vendors planned.
Another day, another Facebook scam
Yet another scam aimed at Facebook users has been uncovered - this time by McAfee Labs.
February's biggest IT threats named
Fortinet has released a report which names the most dangerous IT threats detected last month.
HELP US TO HELP YOU
If your XP taskbar becomes locked for some reason, you can unlock it by right-clicking the Start button, choose Properties.
New Twitter scam asks:
A new phishing scam is currently doing the rounds of Twitter, tagging messages with "ThisYou???" and inviting users to follow a shortened link.
RED Education offers margins on training
In a unique bid to sell more training, Australian-based company RED Education works with Distribution Central to offer training through resellers, allowing partners to make margin on each sale.
XT text glitch – Telecom’s advice to users
Telecom has issued a media advisory claiming a disruption of service on its XT Network last night was due to "an unusual pattern of (SMS) texting<br />traffic.
Exeed signs two new product ranges
The distributor has announced that it will now offer Luxul Wireless products and Lockitdown hardware security devices.
Valentine scams: Romancing the stony-hearted
As we've seen so many times before, cybercriminals are not ashamed to exploit horrors like the Haiti earthquake or 9/11, so it would be naive to expect them not to make use of our warmer sentiments, too.
XT - What went wrong? How are they fixing it?
The root cause of Wednesday’s crash of the XT network, which continues to affect customers is still unknown, but Telecom has revealed the steps it’s taking to restore service.
Wellington mayoral candidate to talk tech in Europe
Mayoral candidate Jack Yan is hosting a speaking tour in Europe starting next week as part of his 2010 mayoral bid.
XT back, but will business forgive?
Around 100,000 customers on the XT Network awoke yesterday morning to a day without cellphone coverage.
Gen-i’s CEO Chris Quin is claiming that XT mobile services affected by today’s outage are functioning and that the majority of services have been restored.
Internet Security Suites
Internet security is an ever-changing landscape.
Review: AVG Internet Security 9.0
The latest version of AVG’s Internet security suite is faster than its predecessor in every way, with shorter boot-up and scan times.
Review: Norton Internet Security 2010
Norton Internet Security 2010 uses intelligence pulled from its unparalleled network of over 130 million users to identify malware using a real-time reputation system.
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
It’s a breeze to install and with its basic interface, user-friendliness is clearly high on the agenda for Kaspersky’s latest entry into the security suite arena.
You are the weakest link
Users are the weakest point in your security network.
Paedophilia and the ‘Trojan defence’
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Expansion could double reseller margins
Resellers could be looking at a double in revenue and margin potential over the next one-to-two years on the back of an expansion of WatchGuard’s security products.
Today I read an article in the National Journal concerning cyberwarfare.
iWorm ikee: Sex and Drugs and Rick and Roll
The iPhone, it seems, is under siege: a recent worm exploits a known (and previously exploited) vulnerability that affects the owners of ‘jailbroken’ phones on which OpenSSH has been installed.
Scareware dominates October threats
According to the latest Fortinet report, scareware tactics dominated the October threat landscape and were four times more prominent than in September.
WatchGuard teams with AVG
The company announced this week that it has taken another step into web security as it teams with AVG Technologies, developer of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software.
Left 4 Dead 2: First impressions
I’ve just been dropped off by boat with three other fellow survivors onto a pier on the outskirts of New Orleans.
Renaissance piles on Palo Alto Networking
Renaissance Brands have been appointed as the only New Zealand distributor for Palo Alto Networking bringing its advanced firewall technologies and products to local organisations.
Scareware on the rise
Fortinet’s September report found a spike in the number of scareware malware and several new computer vulnerabilities.
SonicWall reinvigorates customer program
SonicWall recently launched its new Customer Advantage Program (CAP), in an effort to provide its partners with more choice, cost savings and flexibility.
Blog: Truth, fiction and HTTPS
One of the tips we frequently see given regarding phishing (and other related Internet attacks) is the importance of checking in the address bar for the presence of the HTTPS protocol to access web sites where you enter personal information.