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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
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: 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.
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.
You are the weakest link
Users are the weakest point in your security network.
Paedophilia and the ‘Trojan defence’
The paedophile's ‘Trojan defence’ has been around for several years and centres around the assertion that malware got installed, downloaded illegal material, then removed itself leaving no trace behind but the pornography.
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.
Microsoft makes waves with free AV
[UPDATED] Symantec responded to today’s release of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), the new free antivirus software offered by Microsoft, and said the product isn’t adequate for modern-day threats.
While we do have statistics from our Threatsense.
Blog: More infections = a lot more malware
This tool is available freely from ESET’s website at
Kaseya puts down New Zealand roots
Kaseya’s Kiwi CEO Gerald Blackie has demonstrated his knowledge of the New Zealand market and his belief in its potential by appointing a New Zealand Country Manager for the first time.
Review: Norton 360 3.0
Norton 360 3.0 combines Symantec’s Norton Internet Security Suite with PC cleanup tools and a backup utility in a simple interface.
Honesty is not The Best Policy for Password Resets
Common password reset questions include the following:
What is your mother’s maiden name?
Where were you born?
What high school did you graduate from?
All of these and many others have answers that are probably public information.