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

Discovery Attender for Exchange Adds Regular Expressions and MD5 Hashing
Sherpa Software Releases Discovery Attender for Exchange Version 3.0

Return Path Acquires Habeas--Your Input Requested

Proofpoint Acquires Fortiva--Your Input Requested

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

KMWorld Magazine Honors AXS-One Compliance Platform as 'Trend-Setting Product' for Fourth Straight Year  

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Chooses CA to Power Paper & Electronic Records Management
CA Records Manager Selected by Global Law Firm to Manage, Control and Discover Information Across Multiple Repositories

Interwoven and LexisNexis Team Up to Introduce Integrated Solution
Industry Leaders Combine Strengths in Enterprise Search, Document Management, and Legal Content and Analysis for Streamlined Workflow Approach To Knowledge Management

Interwoven RecordsManager Enhancements Empower Organizations to Centralize and Automate their Records Management Process
New Role-Based Capabilities Simplify User Experience and Streamline Records Processes

CommVault Collaborates with Industry-Leading Organizations to Continue Driving Awareness of Electronic Discovery
CommVault Advances Support for Electronic Discovery Reference Model

Autonomy's FRCP-Compliant Pan-Enterprise Search Selected "2008 Trendsetter" by KNWorld Magazine  

Clearwell Introduces Ground-Breaking E-Discovery Search Capabilities With Transparent Search
New Testing, Sampling, and Iterative Refinement Capabilities Enable More Defensible Best Practices for E-Discovery Search

Fios extends e-discovery services through strategic partnerships with iCONECT, Content Analyst and Exterro
Partnerships with advanced technology providers further extend Fios' leadership in helping clients address review, search and legal hold management requirements

Bresnan Communications Selects Mimosa Systems' Integrated Content Archiving Solution to Protect Its Interal Email Data
Fast-Growing Telecommunications Firm Uses Mimosa NearPoint to Consolidate Rapidly Growing Exchange Database and Speed Information Discovery

Messaging & Collaboration

Alt-N Technologies Releases Newest Version of MDaemon Email Server for Windows
Updated User Interface and Web Mail Client Enhances Version 10 of the Trusted Exchange Alternative

Alt-N Technologies Releases FREE Version of the Popular MDaemon Email Server for Windows
Home and SOHO Users Can Deploy the Globally Trusted Email Software in a FREE 5 User License

Marshal Selected by the Government Services unit of Perot Systems  

MessageLabs Acquires Leading Image Analysis Technology Provider Fortium ICA  

Novell Teaming Starter Pack Helps Customers and Partners Jump Start Productivity with Next Generation Collaboration Tools
New Novell program provides customers and partners free licenses and tools to test drive enterprise social networking and team collaboration solution

Teneros' Application Continuity Appliance Protects Workman|Nydegger Email Data
Law Firm Workman|Nydegger's Director of IT Praises Teneros Product

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Kaspersky Update

Kaspersky is a successful second-tier anti-virus vendor. The company has flourished by producing anti-virus signatures faster than its competitors. Marketing so far has been informal, spread primarily by word of mouth and the electronic equivalent. Here's an update:

  • Main services: virus control, riskware/adware/pornware control, spyware control, spam and banner advertising control, phishing/dialers/network attack control.
  • Major new version of technology coming out in late 2008. Will have:
    • Much faster scanning.
    • Ability to whitelist software that is recognized as good. Instead of just saying "Pass" or Bad," the technology can now say "Good," "Pass," or "Bad," helping to avoid false positives.
    • Sandbox environment in which suspect code can be tested to see if it's behaved abnormally.
    • Improved automated exception handling for users (power users still have normal management capabilities).
  • Main competitors: Symantec/Norton, Trend, McAfee.
  • Kaspersky's view of its competitive strengths:
    • The new whitelisting feature.
    • Higher performance.
    • Protection more transparent and less intrusive for users.
  • Calendar 2007 bookings were $203M; profitable.
  • Calendar 2008 bookings expect to be up 40% on 2007.
  • All sales are through channels, supported by telemarketing and direct sales to large organizations.
  • 10% to 15% of revenues were in the U.S.; company is investing to grow this, e.g., in a more professional marketing organization.

... David Ferris

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