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Daily Digest: June 3, 2008
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Voltage Security and Websense Join Forces to Help Secure Organizations' Essential Information (Comments?)
Companies to Integrate Market-Leading Encryption and Data Loss Prevention Solutions

ArcMail Technology Launches ArcMail Defender U3160 (Comments?)
New appliance provides 16 terabytes of storage and data integrity encryption technology to help organizations archive and manage email

The United Kingdom's Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Uses Autonomy Meridio to Improve Regulation of Member Firms (Comments?)
Partners with Kainos to Deliver New Case Management Solution

Palisade Systems Wins Multi-Unit Data Loss Prevention Contract from Media Leader Meredith Corporation (Comments?)
Meredith Corporation Selects Palisade's PacketSure 7.0 Appliance Over Competing Data Loss Prevention Products For Point and Protocol Management

Messaging & Collaboration

Information International Associates Turns to Teneros for 24X7 Email Continuity and Data Protection (Comments?)
IT services firm cites secure email and elimination of corrupt data as key reasons for choosing Teneros

3Com Selects Commtouch GlobalView Mail Reputation Service as Anti-Spam Filter Service of its X-Family Unified Security Platforms (Comments?)  

Motorola's Good Technology Group to Expand Beyond Email with Good 6.0 (Comments?)
Good Mobility Suite provides simplified management and security across enterprise mobile applications - from the shop floor to the corner office

Fortinet Enhances Email Security Platform, Gains ICSA Labs Certification (Comments?)
Enterprise-Class FortiMail-4000A Earns One of First ICSA Labs Certification for Anti-Spam Solutions

Trend Micro Delivers New Worry-Free Security Solutions Designed for Small Businesses and eCommerce Sites (Comments?)
Worry-Free Business Security 5.0 and Worry-Free SecureSite provide better security against evolving Web threats and for an increasingly mobile workforce

12 Pennsylvania School Districts to Install Abaca's Email Protection Gateway (Comments?)
Deployments Will Cover Four Northeast Counties

Webroot Launches New Web Security Service to Protect Businesses Against Web-Based Threats and to Increase Office Productivity (Comments?)
Webroot Web Security SaaS Stops Internet Threats, Manages Web Usage and Protects Mobile Users Without the Need for Additional Hardware Or Software

Blog Item(s)

Alt-N's Security Gateway
Alt-N has just released its SecurityGateway. In summary:

  • Anti-virus, anti-spam, phishing control, etc.
  • Also filters outgoing email for customer-defined policy compliance.
  • Works with Exchange and any SMTP messaging server.
  • Runs under Windows on customer-supplied server.
  • Typical customers will have 50 to 250 mailboxes; the product scales to 5,000+ mailboxes.
  • Pricing starts at $595 for 10 users; for 250 users the cost is $2,640.
  • Strong user self-management features; strong administrator reporting and analysis tools; intuitive, task-oriented GUI and drill-down.

Observations:

  • This is a new spam/virus control offering in a crowded field. But it's worth a look and may well build a dedicated following.
  • SecurityGateway is a version of Alt-N's MDaemon. MDaemon is one of the most popular and well-proven Windows-based SMTP gateways among small and medium-sized organizations.
  • Underlying architecture looks good. Alt-N has a track record of delivering high-quality software.
  • Alt-N doesn't have high PR visibility. Nevertheless, it's a leader in the field of Windows- and standards-based messaging.
  • Alt-N is financially healthy and stable.

... David Ferris

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