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Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

C2C Delivers Enhanced Management with New Intelligent Actions Feature for Archive One  

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

Guidance Software Introduces Groundbreaking Search, Collection, and Processing Capabilities in Latest Release of EnCase eDiscovery
Company also drastically improves ease-of-use with a new workflow driven interface

Array Technology Group and Kazeon Join Forces for eDiscovery Analytics
Joint Solution Provides Powerful and Defensible Processing & Analytics for Early Case Assessments

James Hardie Selects StoredIQ's Proactive eDiscovery Platform
Billion dollar international leader in fiber cement opts for StoredIQ appliance to provide visibility into business-critical information, automate eDiscovery processes

TALLY WEiJL Cuts Running Costs and Reduces Disk Storage Space with exchange@PAM
TALLY WEiJL implements exchange@PAM to reduce email storage that was ready to burst at the seams; price, technology and seamless integration for the end users were the principal reasons behind selecting exchange@PAM email management system

Messaging & Collaboration

Messaging Architects Launches an Innovative Email Attachment Management Solution for Reducing Storage and IT Administration Costs by Up to 50%
M+Guardian 2008.3 Enterprise Email Firewall now provides intelligent email attachment stripping and embedded Content Addressable Storage (CAS)

Synchronica Acquires AxisMobile and Raises Funds of US$ 18 Million in 2008
Landmark acquisition aims to build leading mass market mobile email and synchronization solutions provider

New BitDefender Total Security 2009 Improves Protection Without Slowing System Performance
BitDefender's latest suite of security solutions offers new privacy protection, power-saving laptop mode and enhanced usability

Symantec to Acquire PC Tools
Symantec expands consumer portfolio to better enable and protect consumers' digital life

Abaca Announces Competitive Upgrade Program for Its Industry-Leading Email Protection Gateway Appliance and ReceiverNet Service
Program Lets Customers Improve their Email Security with Abaca's Proven 99.997 Percent Spam Catch Rate while Leveraging their Previous Investment

Sunbelt Releases Major Upgrade to its Award-winning Antispyware Program, CounterSpy
New Version 3 delivers comprehensive spyware protection with high performance and low system resource usage

TippingPoint Introduces ThreatLinQ Global Security Intelligence Portal
Portal Provides Real-Time Threat Data to Optimize Intrusion Prevention System Protection

Blog Item(s)

Business and Consumer Cell Phones Merging

Hitherto, mobile email for businesspeople has been provided via technologies such as those from RIM and Windows Mobile. Consumer email has been handled by other technologies. Longer term, the separation will probably erode:

  • Users will want a very powerful handheld for their own purposes. Their personal needs will generally require hardware that's a superset of what's needed for their business applications.
  • Bandwidth required for business applications will be less than or comparable to that needed for personal applications.
  • Generally, handsets will belong to the user, rather than to the organization that employs the user.
  • Handsets will be perceived as mainly devices used in peoples' lives, rather than as things used primarily for work.
  • Users will buy the handsets they want and the carriers they want; their organizations may pay a portion of the hardware and network fees.

Email and instant messaging are very important business applications on handhelds, and -- especially email -- have driven RIM's success.

Now consider what's happening at Oz, which specializes in email and instant messaging technology for mobile phones. It sells its software to handset carriers and mobile operators that embed the technology and sell it to end users. In short, it's ultimately a consumer pitch.

Oz has just launched Oz SmartMail, designed for smartphones. This is moving closer to the needs of business:

  • Dynamically synchronizing email with the device.
  • Background transfers of emails.
  • Foldering.
  • Offline mail access.
  • Attachments (ability to view/access depends on third-party support on the mobile device).

Oz is holding off pitching business for the moment, and probably wisely so. But it's not hard to see a gradual convergence of business and consumer email and IM capabilities. ... David Ferris



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  • 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.

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