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Daily Digest: October 15, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Clearswift launches CONTENTsafe delivering a simple & cost effective Data Loss Prevention solution
CONTENTsafe works with MIMEsweeper to protect organizations from unauthorized communication of sensitive information
Comment on Clearswift here

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.

Dexrex Releases IM Archiving Solution For Mac OS Users
Dexrex announces the beta release of Extensions for Mac OS users

Central Tanshi On-line Trading Deploys Blue Coat and Code Green to Protect Sensitive Customer and Transaction Data
Joint Solution Inspects Web-based and SSL-encrypted Traffic to Prevent Customer and Transaction Data Leaks

Third Version of CaseCentral's On-Demand eDiscovery Review Platform Enables Legal Teams to Simplify and Take Control of eDiscovery
New release enables repeatable, defensible and measurable eDiscovery processes, with enterprise-class security, for a single case or across multiple cases and law firms; Industry-first Enterprise eDiscovery Dashboard with process analytics enables quantitative cost, quality and risk measurement
Comment on CaseCentral here

Leading UK Messaging Company Introduces Mass Email Storage Migration & Optimisation Services  

Everyone.Net Unveils Software-As-A-Service Solutions For Small And Medium Sized Businesses
"one_business" Suite Tackles SMB Demands for Integrated Email Archiving, Storage and Synchronization

Fidelis Security Systems Releases Next Generation of Fidelis XPS with ArcSight Integration and Enhanced Reporting & Alert Management
Award-winning Data Leakage Prevention Solution Accelerates Time-to-Value

Waterford Technologies' Survey of K-12 Administrators, Teachers & Parents Reveals Lack of Knowledge and Action on eMail Archiving Related - Open Records Laws
School IT Managers can easily and costs effectively protect school districts from significant legal expense by establishing eMail use policies and systematically archiving eMail records
Comment on Waterford Technologies here

Tarmin Technologies Announces GridBank - Active Archival and Intelligent Storage Platform Solution
Provides Increased Productivity, Compliance, Green Storage, and Reduces Overall Storage Costs

Messaging & Collaboration

CA Releases CA Gateway Security r8.1 to Provide Businesses with Comprehensive Data Safeguarding System
New Gateway Security Product Offers Advanced Spam Protection Features and Email Monitoring Capabilities to Large, Medium and Small Businesses
Comment on CA here

Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
Update builds on momentum behind software-powered unified communications and voice
Comment on Microsoft here

Sendio Launches Comprehensive and Effective E-mail Security Solution for Enterprise Market
ESP Completely Eliminates Spam and E-mail Threats; Incorporates User Opt-In Model

Siemens Delivers Mobile Unified Communications with OpenScape Mobility Solution
Mobile UC Client for Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile Devices delivers mobility to UC users

Blog Item(s)

Sendio: Spam Control Vendor

Sendio is a spam and email-based malware control vendor.


  • Protects against email threats.
  • Specifically, spam, virus, phishing, miscellaneous malware.
  • Uses Kaspersky for anti-virus signatures and Commtouch for zero-hour virus protection.
  • Product first launched in January 2004.
  • Embodied in appliance.


  • Appliance comes in two flavors: 1) ESP 360, $1,995, for up to 2,000 users; and 2) ESP-430, $7,995, which scales to many thousands of users.
  • Plus annual subscription that varies from $1 to $2.25/user/month, depending on number of users.

Main Competitors

  • Postini.
  • Barracuda.
  • IronPort.

Competitive Strengths as Perceived by Sendio

  • "Silverlisting"--an improvement on graylisting. Graylisting is a common anti-spam technique, where a receiving MTA requires email to be resent.
  • A new, much improved version of challenge/response, called "Sender Address Verification."
  • Generally, innovative use of human beings' responses. Verification is similar to that used in social networking systems such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and the buddy list model of leading IM systems.
  • Overall result: very high spam and malware catch rates; very low false positives.


  • Founded 2003.
  • 30 employees.
  • Privately held.
  • Funding to date: $8M. $2M initially from Momentum Venture Management and founder Tal Golan. Series A in October 2006 for $6M; investors include Kline Hawkes, Shepherd Ventures.\
  • Profitability projected in 2009.
  • Revenues not disclosed; Ferris Research estimates them at $1M-$2M annually.

Other Comments

  • Sendio's building a VAR network and believes it has an innovative plan to encourage this channel.
  • Even if a vendor's claims of high catch rates and low false positives are true, it's hard to persuade the market of this, because all vendors make the same claim.
  • Most malware control vendors are expanding (with difficulty) the stuff they control beyond email; e.g., to instant messaging, Web sessions, and data at rest.

... 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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