Ferris Research Free News
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
  Sep 10, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
Ferris Research Home

Sign up for the Ferris News Service here

News on messaging, content control, compliance, e-discovery, data leak prevention
Daily Digest: September 10, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Instant InfoSystems Announces Version 2.0 of the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard
Technical evaluation of leading email archiving products helps enterprises identify the right solution for their environment

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

CA Launches Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution for Power and Utilities Industry
CA and Sirius Solutions Help Companies Address Multiple Reliability Standards with a Sustainable NERC Compliance Program
Comment on CA here

Utimaco Advances Data Leakage Protection Capabilities with Expanded Insider Data Breach Tracking
Helps Enterprise Customers Meet Aggressive Red Flag Rules Compliance with Unsurpassed Protection Against Data Loss, Theft

Autonomy Enables Apple iPhone for Business Process Management
Extends Reach of Business Process Compliance to Increasing Population of Corporate iPhone Users
Comment on Autonomy here

Kazeon Unleashes VMware Capabilities for eDiscovery
Kazeon software can automatically discover VMware instances for fool-proof eDiscovery and solves unique Information Management challenges for virtual environments
Comment on Kazeon here

Perot Systems Successfully Implements Hospital Information System in Abu Dhabi
Comprehensive Electronic Medical Record and Enhanced Administrative Efficiency are Hallmarks of New System

Messaging & Collaboration

The Cure for Email Overload - OtherInbox Launches at TechCrunch50 Conference
New Service Brings Transparency and Accountability to Email Marketing

Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.5 Delivers Internet Link Load Balancing for High-Availability
Advanced Network Security Solution Delivers Load Balancing for Increased Internet Speed and Faster Access to Mission-critical Applications

Wimba Pronto Instant Messenger Powered by Wind Energy
World's First Wind-Powered IM Platform for Education Encourages Sustainability Across Campuses

One of the 100 Largest Law Firms in the World Uses Zenprise for BlackBerry to Stay Proactive  

Commtouch Enhances Apache SpamAssassin Spam and Malware Detection with New Plug-In
Comment on Commtouch here

Syniverse and Colibria Announce Advanced Messaging Hub Breakthrough for Mobile Operators
Companies to Provide New Approach for Seamless Interoperability to Deliver Mobile IM, SMS, MMS and Presence Applications

McAfee, Inc. Reinvents Computer Security
Breakthrough McAfee Artemis Technology Utilizes New Real Time Service In The Cloud, Significantly Reducing Exposure to Emerging Threats
Comment on McAfee here

Symantec Launches Fastest Security Products in the World
Norton 2009 Products are Light on Resources, Strong on Protection, Backed by Free Phone Support
Comment on Symantec here

Virgin Blue Flies into New Era of Unified Communications with Avaya
Avaya and partner ecosystem deliver a secure IP Telephony Network & Call Center Solution Managed by NSC

Avaya Unified Communications and Extreme Network Infrastructure Help Iowa Valley Community College District Increase Customer Service, Productivity  

Boldon James Demonstrates Tactical Messenger
As part of its continuing product development and laboratory testing Boldon James has announced a successful implementation of its Tactical Messenger product using non IP based radios

Nexus Releases neonInsight
Nexus has released a unique product with the latest technology for secure business communication on Linux

Pitney Bowes Launches New Mailstream Productivity Series
Ultra High-Speed Production Mail Systems Deliver Virtually Non-stop Performance at up to 26,000 Mail Pieces Per Hour

Sonexis and Compunetix Announce Acquisition
Complementary products enable strategic growth

Financial Medical Standardizes on SonicWALL Technology for Its Network Security Infrastructure
SonicWALL Clean VPN Solution Integrating UTM Firewall, SSL VPN, and Email Security Helps Leading Billing Service Provider Better Comply with PCI and HIPAA Regulations
Comment on SonicWALL here

Blog Item(s)

CMIS Standard Announced

A new standard to provide for interoperability of content management systems has been launched. It's called "CMIS", for Content Management Interoperability Services.


  • Organizations often maintain a number of different content management systems
  • These are often maintained by different departments, and are often application-specific
  • There's a need for the repositories to share information
  • IBM Content Manager, Microsoft (SharePoint) and ECM (Documentum) have been working together for two years to define a corresponding standard
  • More recently, they've been joined by Alfresco, OpenText, Oracle, and SAP
  • Version 1.0 made public on September 10, 2008
  • Plan is that in late 2009, the standard will be given formal approval by OASIS
  • Initial target applications areas: e-discovery, archiving, compound/virtual documents
  • Initial spec is intended as a foundation, and to have practical and achievable goals. Eg it defines interprocess communications (via SOAP and Atom) and a basis set of APIs
  • Too early to predict when any specific products will support CMIS


  • Much need for such interoperability
  • This effort deserves industry attention and support
  • Very good that three leading ECM players are driving this
  • Probably sound to have initially modest goals. However, this does mean that significant functionality is missing. Eg, work has not yet started on support for categories/tags/taxonomies, and access controls. Category support is very important for e-discovery and archiving applications; and access controls are pretty important for e-discovery, archiving, and compound/virtual documents
  • This work won't do much to integrate email and non-email repositories. The data structures are still way too different; CMIS won't address the specific and distinctive attributes of email. Pity
  • Long term, it would be nice if digital rights management capabilities could be built into CMIS

... David Ferris



Upcoming Reports & Events

Emerging Technology: Messaging, Compliance, E-Discovery, and Content Control
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

In this event, David Ferris introduces three new or newish vendors that he finds interesting or innovative in the overlapping fields of compliance, content control, and data leak prevention. Each vendor's CEO briefly describes the company's business; then he or she and David discuss the business and its industry context. A Q&A period follows.

To register for the webcast, click here. For more information, click here.

Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

For more reports, visit our reports page.

Recent Ferris Webcasts:

About Ferris Research

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.

Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home
Lets anyone with a professional interest in messaging and collaboration keep up with the news and key trends ... To sign up, go to www.ferris.com ... If you want a version that includes analysis of the news and puts everything in a single email, subscribe to our Analyzer Information Service ... Got some news you want to share with us? Send press releases and conference announcements relevant to messaging to releases@ferris.com ... Copyright © Ferris Research 2005-2006.

September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / February 2007 / March 2007 / April 2007 / May 2007 / June 2007 / July 2007 / August 2007 / September 2007 / October 2007 / November 2007 / December 2007 / January 2008 / February 2008 / March 2008 / April 2008 / May 2008 / June 2008 / July 2008 / August 2008 / September 2008 / October 2008 / November 2008 / December 2008 / January 2009 / February 2009 / March 2009 / April 2009 / May 2009 / June 2009 / July 2009 / August 2009 / September 2009 / October 2009 / November 2009 / December 2009 / January 2010 / February 2010 / March 2010 / April 2010 / March 2011 / March 2012 /

Powered by Blogger