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January 17, 2007


  • Check Point Launches ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0 More
  • DYS Analytics Ships Email CONTROL! Enforcer for Outbound Email Policy Management More
  • FaceTime Reports IM & P2P Malware is Packing a Bigger Punch More

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Other News and Insights in Today's Paid Version of This Newsletter:

  • How to Simplify Extracting Calendar and Contact Information From Free-form Text
  • More on Trends Toward XMPP as the IM Lingua Franca
  • 'Whitelisting' Repairs Broken Anti-Malware Model


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  • Email retention/archiving, regulations compliance, e-discovery
  • Spam & malware control
  • Mobile messaging
  • Email upgrades & migrations
  • Instant messaging and presence
  • Team workspaces
  • Content management
  • Email encryption
  • Calendaring & scheduling
  • Consumer messaging
  • ISP messaging

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Sender Authentication
Free Webinar. Wednesday, February 21, 2007
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Sender authentication (AKA sender authorization) is an important addition to the email standards set. It helps email recipients determine if a message has been forged. Senders currently have two main ways to vouch for the authenticity of their messages: Sender Policy Framework (with the related Sender ID Framework) and Domain Keys Identified Mail. In this webinar, speakers from Microsoft, Datran Media, and Sendmail discuss the different methods of sender authentication and offer suggestions for its use.

To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, click here.

Email Disaster Recovery
Free Webinar. Wednesday, March 21, 2007
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Fires, floods, earthquakes, and other disasters threaten the stability of our most relied-upon IT services. A long-term email outage affects all of an organization's business units. Proper disaster recovery planning is critical to ensure that email service is restored as quickly as possible. This free webinar addresses how to develop a complete email disaster recovery strategy. Industry experts look at the technologies available today to facilitate a quick recovery and predict the evolution of disaster recovery technology in the future.

To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, click here.

Exchange 2007: Implementation Best Practices
Free Webinar. Wednesday, April 18, 2007
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Microsoft Exchange 2007 represents the most significant release of Exchange to date. In this webinar, Ferris Research presents the findings of its Exchange 2007 First Impressions Survey. We also hear from industry experts who have worked hands-on with Exchange 2007. The focus of the webinar is on implementation. Topics include premigration planning, deployment, coexistence, administration, and management.

To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, click here.


Want to Place a Job Ad? We've just started this new section in our newsletters. If you're looking to hire someone that has messaging skills, send us your ad and we'll run it. It's a great way to connect, because over 4,000 messaging professionals read the newsletters. And best of all, there's no charge! Send ads to iree.jordan@ferris.com. Other details:

  • Start with the job title. Then give a line or two that elaborates, and contact information
  • Readers are spread across many countries. The largest numbers are in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands
  • IT managers: All types of messaging professionals read the newsletters, so it's a good place to find messaging support staff
  • Vendors: Don't send ads for lower level positions, or positions that don't require a messaging background, such as QA engineers. The people who read our newsletters are specifically interested in messaging


Email Disaster Recovery, Mar 21
Emerging Messaging Technologies, May 16

Ferris Research is soliciting speakers for the following webinars:

  • Email Disaster Recovery, Mar 21. Solutions are now becoming available to keep email going in the event of disasters, such as fires and earthquakes. We discuss the main product/service offerings and how the technology is evolving.
  • Emerging Messaging Technologies, May 16. Short presentations from interesting new firms with promising and innovative technology. Industry leaders and messaging managers comment on the technologies that have the greatest potential.

Speakers talk for five to 10 minutes on the topic and are joined by three or four other speakers. Attendees are IT staff supporting email technologies, consultants, vendor product managers, and investors.

The webinars start at 8:30 a.m. PST and last one hour. We typically have at least 500 registrants and around 200 actual attendees, so it's good exposure. Participating vendors also have the opportunity to use the events as lead generators by promoting the event to prospective customers.

In return, we'll give you a six-month subscription to our for-fee news service, which provides comprehensive coverage of messaging and collaboration technology. It's an extremely quick way to keep current with the news, and is normally only available to organizations that subscribe to our full information service. See a sample here.

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