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Daily Digest: June 26, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

CommVault Simpana Software Delivers New eDiscovery and Legal Hold Capabilities (Comments?)
Advanced Functionality Preserves Information Across Archive and Backup Data Sets to Help Mitigate Risks Associated with eDiscovery
Use this product/service? Tell us what you think about it

Survey of Archiving Products -- Let us know what you think about the archiving products you use. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings. The survey just started--great if you can help get this off the ground by contributing your own policies

Survey of Retention Policies -- See the retention policies for various organizations here. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings

Fios Expands e-Discovery Services to Include Native Processing of Mbox File Formats, including Gmail and Google Chat Files (Comments?)
Expansion of Data Processing Capabilities Reduces Risk of Losing Critical Data and Speeds Up Processing Time

Kroll Ontrack Expands Electronic Discovery Support for Documents with Asian Languages (Comments?)
Enhanced Capabilities Streamline Cross Border Litigation, Investigations, and Regulatory Matters for Legal Teams Representing Clients in the Asia/Pacific Region

Messaging & Collaboration

Globally-Developed MAAWG Best Practices for Dynamic Address Sharing, Email Forwarding Now Available; Aimed at Botnets, Improving User Experience (Comments?)  

SendItSecure Goes Mobile, BlackBerry Style (Comments?)  

SonicWALL Takes on Non Delivery Report (NDR) Spam Surge (Comments?)
Email Security 6.2 Implements Bounce-Address-Tag-Validation (BATV) to Ensure Message Legitimacy

New Version of illumio Offers Unique Solution for Enterprise Collaboration (Comments?)
Combines a User-Friendly RSS Reader with a Powerful Expertise Sharing System to Drive Enterprise Knowledge Sharing

Introducing MPPxpress Managed Email Filtering and Compliance (Comments?)  

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Vendors: Ferris Research Will Provide Quotes for Your Press Releases

Ferris Research is trying to build its relationships with IT and business journalists. We are therefore offering vendors the following free services:

  • Brief us on upcoming announcements
  • We will then provide background/explanatory quotes for the press release
  • You can refer press to us for interpretation of the press release and help as they develop their stories

To take us up on this offer, contact David Ferris--david.ferris@ferris.com, or +1 415 367 3436.

Be Cautious About DLP Accuracy

When evaluating and implementing data leak prevention (DLP) technology, you need to have realistic expectations about accuracy. Policy definition is crude today, and you end up with stuff not being caught that should ideally be caught, and stuff being caught that shouldn't be caught.

Vendors know about this, although only the more courageous and honest will proactively raise the issue. Let your vendor know you have realistic expectations, and use their experience to determine what policy enforcement will be accurate, and what won't; and what to do in the latter case. In short, use their experience to determine the practical trade-offs. ... David Ferris



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Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • 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.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.

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