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Daily Digest: October 10, 2008
Messaging & Collaboration

Critical Path Launches iPhone Solutions for Mobile Operators
New iPhone solutions enable mobile network operators to provide branded services for iPhone customers

Survey of Costs of Microsoft Unified Communications -- If you’re using Microsoft’s UC functionality, we'd love to hear from you

Survey of Spam Control Products and Survey of Archiving Products -- Let us know what you think about the archiving and spam control products you use. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

IronPort Extends Leadership with New E-mail Security Appliances
Improved Gateways Enable Enterprises and ISPs to Adeptly Manage Growing Influx of Spam and E-mail-Borne Threats
Comment on IronPort here

Transend and Infocrossing Join Forces to Combine Hosted Exchange and Managed Messaging with Email Migration  

RPost Expands Footprint in the Insurance and Risk Management Industry by Signing Aon's UK Division
The global leader in insurance and risk management selects RPost's Registered E-mail service for legally verifiable proof of what e-mail content and attachments were sent and received, by whom and when
Comment on RPost here

New Verizon Business Managed Service Makes Collaboration Easier
Multifaceted Solution Helps Companies Around the Globe Work Smarter

Global Security Provider Integralis Selects Webroot Security SaaS as Lead Solution in Their Products Portfolio
Europe's Leading Security Integrator Forms Worldwide Strategic Partnership With Award-Winning Security Provider

Xythos Introduces Client Software For Blackboard Content System
Xythos Drive delivers advanced desktop collaboration and offline access

Blog Item(s)

C-MAIL's Email Prioritization Tool

C-MAIL is launching a tool to help prioritize email in one's inbox.


  • Prioritizes email in Outlook's Inbox, Sent items, and some other subfolders.
  • Companies can predefine rules indicating priority; e.g., email from customers is high priority.
  • Dynamic additional prioritization based on the user's past email use, clicking habits, and how other users in the same organization are prioritizing email.
  • Provides a variety of reports; e.g., on communication flow, social network mapping.
  • Works with Outlook via plugin; plugin for Notes under development.
  • Client software does most of the work; selected information sent to server for reporting and broader processing.
  • Sold as a SaaS and also as software that customer installs on own premises.

Main Customer Types

  • People with more than 50 emails/day.

Pricing & Sales

  • On-premises software: $9 to $99/user/month, depending on volumes.
  • SaaS for SMBs: $9 to $29/user/month, depending on level of reporting.
  • Sold directly and through channel partners (including IBM, Microsoft, Cohesive Knowledge).

Main Competition

  • Xobni and ClearContext.

Competitive Strengths as Perceived by Vendor

  • Against Xobni: Xobni is a client-based solution; competitive advantages are dynamic prioritization, scalability, smart learning, reporting, and metrics.
  • Against ClearContext: ClearContext has no dynamic prioritization, and filters are predefined. There's no reporting; it is positioned as a project management tool.

Company & Finances

  • CMAIL started in 2003.
  • 10 employees.
  • Funded by employees and parent company.
  • Expect profitability by late 2009/early 2010.
  • In 1Q09, anticipate Series A funding round of $2.5M to $3M.

... David Ferris



Upcoming Reports & Events

Email Archiving: On-Premises vs. SaaS
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

You can provide email archiving through a hosted service (or SaaS) or by means of an on-premises solution. On-premises solutions are either an appliance or software installed on standard computing equipment.

In this webcast, Ferris senior analyst David Ferris and Mimecast’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mary Kay Roberto, discuss the strengths and challenges of hosted and on-premises approaches. Mary Kay and David Goldberg, Mimecast’s Director of Sales Engineering, also briefly explain their company’s SaaS offering. The event concludes with a Q&A period.

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

TCO of Microsoft-Based Unified Communications
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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 webcast, Ferris Research analyst Richi Jennings and Unison CMO Rurik Bradbury discuss the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Microsoft’s approach to unified communications. You will learn how to model and estimate unified communications costs in your own environment. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

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

Emerging Technology: Messaging, Compliance, E-Discovery, and Content Control
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 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 speaker briefly describes the company's business; then David and the speaker discuss the business and its industry context. A Q&A period follows.

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

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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.

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