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

Large Investment Firm Selects Titus Labs Classification Solutions for 50,000 users
Titus Labs Offering to Enable Firm to Meet Compliance Requirements and Control Flow of Sensitive Information

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

Proginet Launches Industry's Most Effective E-Mail Attachment Management Appliance
Slingshot Vault Offers New Archiving, Audit Capabilities to Help Enterprises Satisfy Compliance Requirements

Businesses Improve Security Practices with IronPort's Encrypted Email
IronPort Sees Rapid Growth in Use of Email Encryption Solution Outside Core Regulated Industries

Atempo Delivers Industry-First Dedicated File and E-mail Archiving Support for Mac Environments
Atempo Now Offers Comprehensive Mac Support Across Product Portfolio

Autonomy Enables Compliance with UK FSA Regulations Through Combined Recording and Conceptual Search
Delivers Single Platform for Call Recording, Archiving, and Speech Analysis to Support FSA Regulation Changes

Messaging & Collaboration

Six Apart and JumpBox Announce Virtual Movable Type
Launching Movable Type Websites and Blogs Gets Faster and Easier with the Movable Type Virtual Appliance by JumpBox

Websense to Revolutionize Web Security, Launch Broadest Portfolio in Company History at NASDAQ Opening Ceremony
New Data-Centric Security Solutions Allows Organizations to Say "Yes!" to Web 2.0 as a Business Platform

Abaca Achieves Unmatched 99.997 Percent Accuracy in Real-World Anti-Spam Evaluation Conducted by The Tolly Group
Abaca Email Protection Gateway and ReceiverNet Service Breaks New Ground in Anti-Spam Accuracy

SecureMac Releases MacScan 2.6 Anti-Spyware Software for OS X  

Latest Open-Xchange for Service Providers Enables Customization and Online Software Updates
Enhances Functionality for 8 million SaaS Customers

eSoft Adds Windows® Version of SiteFilter SDK for Blocking Web 2.0 Threats and Enforcing Surfing Policies on the Widely Used Platform  

Mainsoft Extends Microsoft SharePoint Integration Products to Include Lotus Sametime and Lotus Notes 7.x and 6.5.x  

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Synchronica Raises $10M

Synchronica announced it has just raised $10M in equity funding:

  • Total raised to date including the $10M is $18M.
  • The $10M will be used for product integration, and for growth in emerging markets, such as China, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
  • Interestingly, Synchronica tied the funding to an acquisition. This appears to have been an effective technique. Without the linkage, Synchronica might well have found it hard to raise financing, or the terms might have been much less favorable.

For a detailed analysis, see our report Synchronica Gets Funding: Transaction Assessment.

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