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Daily Digest: October 8, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

C2C Extends Automated Data Management beyond Just Archiving For Lotus Notes/Domino Users
Archive One allows organizations using Lotus Domino to reduce costs, gain compliance and improve users perception of leading email system
Comment on C2C here

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.

New CA Information Governance Suite Addresses Corporate eDiscovery and Retention Management Challenges
Integrated Discovery and Retention Management Module Simplifies the Process of Managing, Controlling and Discovering Enterprise Information
Comment on CA/Ilumin here

Open Text Furthers Content Services for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server with New Storage Services
Enables Enterprises to Store SharePoint Content in External Storage Devices, Eliminates Multiple Document Instances, Helps Reduce Storage Costs
Comment on Open Text here

Orange County Public Schools Selects Mimosa NearPoint to Simplify Email Retention and Recovery
Nation's 11th Largest School District Turns to Mimosa to Secure Email Content and Eliminate Data Corruption Risk from Growing PST Files
Comment on Mimosa here

Orange County California Standardizes On Voltage SecureMail to Safeguard Email Communications
Simple But Powerful Encryption System Will Protect Email for More Than 40 County Agencies

Symantec Strengthens Protection Against Data Loss at the Endpoint
Data Loss Prevention 9.0 to Address New Threats with Most Significant Product Release To-Date
Comment on Symantec here

Jackson Laboratory Selects Accellion Virtual Appliance to Reduce Email Storage and IT Overhead
Innovative Lab Uses Accellion Virtual Edition to Ensure HIPAA Compliance and Streamline Scientific Collaboration Processes

Kazeon announces alliance with Quantum to solve enterprise eDiscovery Challenges
Collaboration Provides End-to-End eDiscovery, Archival & Compliance capabilities for enterprises
Comment on Kazeon here

E-Commerce Solutions Provider Achieves Total Endpoint Risk Protection with Lumension Security
Company Releases New Customer Testimonial Video on How EC Suite.com Proactively Protects its Proprietary Systems and Information While Meeting PCI DSS Compliance Requirements

Messaging & Collaboration

Kent State University Deploys Proofpoint SaaS and Appliance Solutions for Comprehensive Email Security
Proofpoint's Unique Hybrid Deployment Model Offers University the Best of On-premise and "In the Cloud" Approaches to Defending Email; Protects and Manages 80,000 Faculty, Staff and Student Inboxes
Comment on Proofpoint here

Cbeyond Selects Zenprise for Mobile Service Management
Leading IP-Based Managed Services Provider Automates Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Management of the BlackBerry Service

BroadSoft and Microsoft Bring Unified Communications to Businesses of All Sizes
Integrated telephony, desktop applications eliminate traditional equipment and support costs
Comment on Microsoft here

Trend Micro Now Offers a New Industry-Leading Service Level Agreement for Hosted Email Security
Trend Micro provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for InterScan Messaging Hosted Security that offers 100 percent service availability with downtime measured in minutes, not hours
Comment on Trend Micro here

Avalon Business Systems Helps Save Space and Simplify Mail Management with enhanced ReduceMail Pro  

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Isode Improves Consumer Email Access on Cell Phones

Many consumers and prosumers use POP email services provided by their ISPs or webmail services such as Hotmail and MSN. Finding out if new email has arrived requires them to check their mailboxes. Many users of these services would like proactive notification of email, the way you have on BlackBerry.

Isode's Mobile Email Gateway is a server product for ISPs and mobile operators that lets their customers receive such notifications using the IMAP-IDLE open standard. In most cases this can be achieved without investing in a new mobile device.

Technology Summary

  • Gateway automatically downloads email from the consumer service using POP.
  • Notifications sent to handheld device using IMAP-IDLE.
  • Works with any handset supporting IMAP-IDLE -- see here for partial list. There are many such handsets.
  • User replies to email via IMAP client on the handheld, or via Web browser for webmail accounts.


The gateway is sold as a "plugin" to an existing email infrastructure or as part of a complete email messaging solution. Plugin pricing:

  • Up to 100 mailboxes: $3,000
  • Up to 1,000 mailboxes: $6,000
  • Up to 10,000 mailboxes: $23,000
  • Up to 100,000 mailboxes: $60,000
  • Up to 1,000,000 mailboxes: $300,000

Competition; Isode Strengths as Perceived by Isode

  • Synchronica; gateway only, no complete email messaging solution.
  • RIM BlackBerry: expensive, uses the BlackBerry service and not that of the mobile operator, weakens mobile operator brand.
  • Windows Mobile: Probably best for Exchange users to go the Microsoft path, with ActiveSync and Windows Mobile.

Company & Finances

  • Privately held, company doesn't disclose revenues.
  • Debt-free.
  • Originally founded early 1990s; was sold and bought back, relaunched 2002, profitable since 2002.
  • All financing by employees.
  • Profitable.
  • 24 employees.
  • Ferris Research estimates revenues at $3M/year.


  • Service providers don't like their networks simply being used to provide a data conduit; they get lower revenues, plus it facilitates churn. Isode's software provides a way they can add value.
  • Over the last 18 months, user interfaces for the IMAP-IDLE protocol -- i.e., new email notifications -- have become common on new cell phones. BlackBerry devices are the notable exceptions.

... David Ferris



Upcoming Reports & Events

Emerging Technology: Messaging, Compliance, E-Discovery, and Content Control
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 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 he or she and David discuss the business and its industry context. A Q&A period follows.

The vendors and products are Clearswift's IMAGEmanager, for image detection within email; Isode's M-Box Gateway, a POP-to-IMAP email gateway that gives end users IMAP (push) access to POP email accounts; and Keibi Technologies' platform for analyzing and categorizing user generated content (UGC).

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

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.

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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
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  • 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

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