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September 14, 2007


  • Alt-N Technologies Releases the MDaemon Email Appliance More
  • Building an Effective Threat Management Solution for Complex Blended Threats More
  • Reduce the Burden of Regulatory Compliance More
  • The Latest Advancements in SSL Technology More

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

  • Unified Communications: What's the Fuss About?
  • Your voice, your e-mail – what's the difference?
  • NaviSite to Acquire netASPx
  • Sun's Open-DS Directory Server


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Understanding Mail Reputation Services: Commtouch Discusses the Role of Reputation Services in Email and Web Security
Wednesday, October 10, 2007.
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

In this webinar, Amir Lev, CTO of Commtouch, and Ferris Analyst Richi Jennings explain and review the latest reputation technologies: RBLs, email accreditation, reputation aggregators, domain vs. URL reputation, and dynamic reputation filtering. Amir explains how reputation services can effectively fight even the most sophisticated spammer and phishing tricks and how this new tool can be integrated as an additional layer of email and Web security. A Q&A session follows.

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


E-Discovery Beauty Contest
Wednesday, October 17, 2007.
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

E-discovery requests require a timely response and can prove extremely time-consuming and expensive. Vendors are responding to this challenge with tools that support the necessary search and workflows. In this webinar, leading e-discovery vendors present their solutions, their competitive strengths, and key trends in e-discovery. A Q&A session follows.

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


Classification Beauty Contest
Wednesday, November 14, 2007.
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

A classification is a label (such as "internal only," "About the lawsuit with XYZ," or "HR policy on minority-owned business") that applies to an electric entity. Classifications are of great importance for regulations and policy compliance, e-discovery, and information leak protection. In this webinar, leading vendors present their solutions, their competitive strengths, and the key trends in classification. A Q&A session follows.

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


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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, and best of all, there's no charge! 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

Get more information, including ad requirements, here.


Ferris Research seeks qualified speakers for our upcoming webinars. We currently we have the following events scheduled:

  • Classification Beauty Contest, Nov 14

We'll also schedule webinars on the following topics when we have sufficient qualified speakers to participate:

  • Email Capacity Planning
  • Mobile Messaging Middleware
  • Phishing Control
  • Mass-Emailers/Email Campaign Managers
  • Email Statement Delivery
  • Message Store Search and Analysis
  • SharePoint Competitors

The webinars typically start at 8:30 a.m. Pacific on the third Wednesday of the month and last 1 hour. Speakers talk for 5 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.

For more information about the webinars and speaker requirements, click here.

If you would like to submit an application to speak, please contact Mona Cohen at mona.cohen@ferris.com.


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Main topics we cover:

  • 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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