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BorderWare Introduces the Latest Advancement for Real-Time, Perimeter and Web Reputation Security – the ReputationAuthority
World's First, Most Advanced Email and Web Reputation System Proactively Protects Networks Against Spam, Network Attacks and Malware

Email Support Staff Size Survey -- See email support headcounts for 120+ organizations. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings

Retention Policies Survey -- Participate in a roundtable discussion on retention policies for electronically stored information. If you contribute your own experience, we will send you a summary of the findings. Discussion just started so great if you can help get this off the ground

C2C extends email archiving retention and litigation support to aid global compliance & corporate disclosure
Latest version of Archive One supports Open Search 1.1 and Microsoft Search Server 2008

Instant Messaging & Presence for Secure Environment 

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Unveils Major New Capabilities in Data Loss Prevention
RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite Designed to Enable Customers to Discover, Monitor, and Protect Sensitive Data Throughout the Enterprise; Suite Provides Unified, Seamless Data Policy Orchestration Engineered To Centrally Manage All DLP Components

 
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Expect to Archive Everything
Today, everyone worries about what to archive. For example, should you keep drafts of documents? Personal communications?

I think we'll end up archiving everything, except egregious garbage like spam:

  • It's too hard to get users to conform to policy.
  • Automated methods of capturing a human-understandable policy, for example "tax records," are too hard to implement through automatic filters. The filters are too inaccurate.
  • It's impractical to get users to classify everything, and automatic classification is too crude.
  • You never know what you might want later. Stuff you think you won't want now may end up being very useful.
  • The cost of storage is trivial when looked at on a per-user basis.

It won't happen overnight. But I guess, by 2011 or so, an archiving-everything policy will be the norm.

Note this doesn't assume everything will be kept forever. It leaves open the question of retention policies. ... David Ferris

(Comments?)

 

Upcoming Reports & Events

Determining the Right Retention Policies
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Organizations vary considerably with regard to their policies on how long to retain electronic information before deleting it. In this webinar, Ferris analyst David Ferris and Richard Hoffman of AXS-One discuss laws and regulations that affect retention policy, internal corporate policies and other things to consider when determining retention policy, how to define a retention policy, the main retention policies in place today, and how retention policies are changing. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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


Electronic Discovery: Helping General Counsel Understand IT's Role
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

IT today plays an important role in the e-discovery process. In-house and external legal teams are often unclear on what IT's role should be. In this webinar, we discuss IT's role and how IT should educate its legal colleagues about its role. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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

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  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
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  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

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