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Daily Digest: October 21, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Records Management Professionals Report their Email Management and eDiscovery are Not Under Control
Majority of Respondents to ARMA International Survey Report Lack of Enterprise-Wide Email Archiving Capabilities; Discovery Processes are Handled Manually
Comment on CA 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.

PGP Corporation Wins SC Magazine Group Encryption Competitive Review
PGP Whole Disk Encryption Snags Consecutive "Best Buy" Rating and 5-Star Ranking in All Categories

PGP Corporation Launches New PGP Managed Service Provider Network
Initial Participants ANI Direct, Aurora Enterprises and Gradian Systems to Offer SaaS-Based PGP Encryption to Global Customers

Sun Microsystems Launches Identity Compliance Manager
Delivers Low-Cost Solution With Advanced Features To Help Customers Achieve Proven ROI In 90 Days

Clearwell Leads E-Discovery Market as Solution of Choice For Enterprises
Clearwell To Showcase Ground-Breaking Transparent Search Capabilities to Corporate Counsels at ACC Conference in Seattle
Comment on Clearwell here

Cryptzone announces new enterprise-class Data Leak Prevention platform SEP 4.0  

Kazeon Introduces Industry's First Federated eDiscovery for Global Enterprises
Kazeon's Information Center Provides a Single & Unified View to Search, Analyze and Review across distributed locations for Complete and Transparent eDiscovery
Comment on Kazeon here

Recommind Announces Insite Legal Hold, The Industry's First Practical Solution For Exploring And Collecting Enterprise Information
Powerful, Automated Solution Helps Enterprises Handle Deluge of Investigations and Litigation
Comment on Recommind here

Messaging & Collaboration
Kerio MailServer 6.6 Delivers Industry's Advanced Resource Scheduling and Fast Migration Path Away from Exchange
Latest Version of Award Winning Groupware Brings Enhanced Collaboration, Improved Mobile Support, and New Kerio Exchange Migration Tool

Autonomy Controlpoint Unveiled for Microsoft Sharepoint Information Governance
New Solution Offering Reigns-in Control of SharePoint Server Data
Comment on Autonomy here

Alcatel-Lucent collaborates with McAfee, Inc. to deliver the industry's most secure and compliant endpoint protection solution for a mobile workforce  

SCO Announces Upgrade to SCOoffice Server 4.2
SCOoffice Server 4.2 upgrade offers significant and new features for customers including an upgrade for the Office Connector component and domain-specific branding

Blog Item(s)

Google's Email Discovery

On October 8, 2008, Google announced its new Message Discovery, an email archiving service. This is an exciting development and at first sight it appears to be a very good deal. You get 10 years of unlimited email archiving for only $45 per user per year. At the very least, this puts price pressure on many archiving vendors.

One potential problem is that the email retention period is set when you buy your contract and cannot be changed. For example, if you initially purchase three-year retention and then want to increase to five-year retention, including email originally archived, you cannot. The new five-year retention only applies to email archived beginning with the new contract. And you can only have one retention period for all users. Both requirements put severe restrictions on email retention, which may create difficulty should your retention requirements change.

Note that the service requires an in-house email server. If you run Microsoft Exchange and want to archive ALL email, a second Exchange Server is required to host the dedicated journaling mailboxes. The second Exchange server is an expensive add-on and should be included in the total cost.

Additional important details can be reviewed here. ... Bob Spurzem



Upcoming Reports & Events

Email Archiving: On-Premises vs. SaaS
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 3:30 p.m. U.K., 4:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

Note: Because of differences in the end of Daylight Savings Time, this webcast will begin one hour earlier than usual in the U.K. and Europe.

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.

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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.

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