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

BorderWare Security Platform 8.0 Introduces Industry's First All-Inclusive Data Loss Prevention in Email-Plus-Web Security Appliance
Unified Inbound Threat Protection and Outbound Content Security Platform Now Available in Easy-to-Use, Consolidated Solution for Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
Comment on Borderware here

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

Messaging & Collaboration

Trend Micro Delivers Online Freedom With Smarter 2009 Consumer Security Suites
Comment on Trend Micro here

LanGate Selects Mailshell to Add Integrated Email Reputation, Spam and Phishing Protection to UTM Solutions  

MySpace and RIM Usher in New Era of Mobile Social Networking
MySpace and RIM Collaborate on New Mobile Social Portal for BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry Hub on MySpace

Arkansas Based School District Ditches E-Trust for AVG Anti-Virus
Arkadelphia Public School System saves money, improves protection by switching schools to AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Network Edition

ActiveXperts Released SMS Messaging Server 5.0  

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Lumigent's Compliance & Monitoring for Structured Data

In August, Lumigent launched technology that scans databases in order to ensure policy and regulatory compliance.

Technology Summary:

  • Monitors information in structured databases
  • Generates dynamic or report-based alerts if data values exceed range, or more generally if they are inconsistent with pre-defined policy
  • Automatic baselining feature sets initial values to current status
  • Examples of data tracked: salaries in HR database, product sales values
  • Data comes from recovery logs
  • Ability to assess unstructured data in a database is under development. Eg, where a Comments field is scanned fo social security number

Illustrative Pricing:

  • Varies from $50K to $360K depending on company size and complexity of application; plus maintenance

Main Types of Customer, Sales Channels:

  • Completely horizontal
  • Sell direct and via ISVs and integrators. The latter can provide professional services during the setup phase

Company & Finances:

  • Founded 1999
  • 40 employees in US, plus 15 in China
  • Currently not profitable
  • Taken $26M in three rounds of financing since 2003. Main investors are Northbridge and Graylock
  • Another round of funding, for $7M, due to close in 4Q08, valuation to be determined
  • Revenues not yet significant

Other Comments:

  • Most compliance tools deal with unstructured data. Eg, scanning emails and instant messages, or files at rest. A tool for structured data makes sense

... 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.

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
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