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Daily Digest: July 2, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Autonomy Provides Infrastructure for Majority of Data Loss Prevention Market Leaders
Eight Leading DLP Vendors Use Autonomy for Enhanced Analytical Capabilities

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

Manteca Unified School District Chooses Mimosa Content Archiving Solution for Rapid Information Discovery, Retention, Protection and Recovery
PST Archiving Feature Proves Invaluable to Enterprise-size School System
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MTM Technologies Awarded U.S. Army Enterprise Contract to Provide Data-at-Rest Encryption Solution
Mobile Armor Software to provide the data encryption standard for an estimated 850,000 US Army personnel including all Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Civilian Workforce, Army Contractor and Joint Organizations where Army is the Executive Agen

Messaging & Collaboration

Podmailing: The Web Service to Send Several Giga-Bytes of Data by Email Official Launch in the US
Podmailing Launches in the US to Transfer Large Files by Email Faster With P2P and a Centralized Scalable Infrastructure

MessageLabs Launches Email Continuity Service
Software as a Service (SaaS) provider offers on-demand, fully managed solution for continuous email availability and disaster recovery

Colibria makes rich communication a reality with new SIP messaging solution  

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Policy Definition Key DLP Evaluation Criteria

The mechanisms used to define policy definition are one of the most important things to consider when evaluating a data loss prevention technology.

Amazingly, only about 25% of prospective customers cross-examine DLP vendors on this topic. That's a big mistake. Ask your vendor to provide a demo. Then take some policies you'll need to implement, see how you implement them with the product, and run a series of tests against it to see how well the definitions are performing. ... David Ferris


JetBlue to Push Email

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, it was announced that JetBlue Airways Corp.'s LiveTV Unit has agreed to buy Verizon Communications Inc.'s Airfone network. Airfone owns and operates 100 air-to-ground communications towers in the continental United States. The move will boost LiveTV's ability to offer email and other broadband messaging services on its airplanes.

Together JetBlue, American, Continental, and Virgin America are conducting tests of Wi-Fi connectivity for email and instant messaging on their airplanes. There are two providers of air-to-ground communications for airline use. One is Airfone and the other is AirCell LLC, based in Itasca, Ill.

This announcement is very significant for all airline travelers, especially business travelers who will benefit from having access to email during long flights. Email access will be a welcome service on airplanes, but is it not clear yet how much the service will cost. Let's hope it's not as expensive as the original credit-card-operated phones that disappeared in part due to the high cost of the service. ... Bob Spurzem



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