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

MessageGate Identifies Regulatory Perfect Storm
Market Insights Reveal Pending Compliance Crux Due to Increased Regulatory Compliance Drivers

Survey of Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services, Survey of Spam Control Products, and Survey of Archiving Products -- See what others think of these products/services. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

Unique Email Archiving Appliance for SMEs Allows Infinite Email Storage and Reduces Costs by 90%
PineApp's Archive-SeCure Helps Organisations Protect Valuable Knowledge and Meet Legislative Requirements for Email Retrieval

Day Software Announces General Availability of CQ5.1
Revolutionary Content Management Platform Facilitates Creativity and Optimizes Web Channel, Driving Customer Acquisition and Growth

FTI Consulting's Adam Cohen Co-Authors eDiscovery Guide for Non-Techies: ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process
Cohen to Discuss Attorneys' Ethical Obligations to Understand eDiscovery Technology during FTI Consulting Webinar on November 18, 2008

Barracuda Networks Launches Barracuda SSL VPN Following Acquisition of Reputable SSL VPN Provider
New Product to Leverage 3SP's Commercial SSL Explorer Technology in an Easy-to-Use Appliance

CA Announces Comprehensive Solutions to Maximize the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Integrated Enterprise IT Management Solutions Help Improve IT Agility and Service Quality, Increase Efficiency, and Mitigate IT and Business Risk
Comment on CA here

Trend Micro Expands Email Encryption Solution Portfolio Into the Enterprise Gateway
Trend Micro Email Encryption Gateway delivers privacy and compliance for businesses. Identity-Based encryption (IBE) avoids burdens of legacy Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology
Comment on Trend Micro here

Kazeon Ups the Ante on Forensically Sound eDiscovery
KazForensics raises standards for end-to-end forensics for eDiscovery workflow
Comment on Kazeon here

Messaging & Collaboration

Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Out of Beta and Ready for Purchase
Microsoft announces new customers, partners and online services
Comment on Microsoft here

Novell GroupWise 8 Sets Benchmark for Web 2.0-Enabled Collaboration and Productivity
Collaboration solution delivers fully customizable, interactive workspace with the broadest platform support at a lower total cost of ownership compared with Microsoft Exchange

Digitel GSM offers SMS anti-spam
Venezuelan mobile network operator Digitel GSM has chosen Acision Content Control to protect subscribers against receiving fraudulent messages

Wimba Pronto Academic-Centric Instant Messaging Platform Improves Collaboration for Wider Audience
Spanish Language Preference and Universal Accessibility Features Enhance Collaborative Learning

Thing5 L.L.C. Announces Unified Messaging Support for Google Gmail Products
New Service Offers Transparent Integration Between Thing5 Cloud Communications Platform and Google Gmail User Accounts

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 wins 'Software of the Year' award from German website Softwareload  

Symantec Completes MessageLabs Acquisition  
Comment on Symantec here

Quest Software Announces Support for Microsoft Business Productivity Suite
Products Migrate From Lotus Notes or GroupWise to Exchange Online
Comment on Quest here

MailShadow for Google Apps Ships Today: Solves Major Email Challenges
Taking the Lead on Cloud-based Email Continuity and Synchronization with G1 Phone

New MailShadow for Exchange Online: Sync Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes
New Cloud-Based Email Continuity Solution Delivers Major Cost Savings, Continuous Protection, and Seamless Exchange Migration

SpamTitan Releases Version 4.14 for Automated Remote Access Support  

New StrongMail Strategic Services arm is designed to help businesses drive more effective marketing and transactional email campaigns
New StrongMail Strategic Services arm is designed to help businesses drive more effective marketing and transactional email campaigns

Synchronica SimpleMail - Consumer Push Email for Even the Most Basic Handsets
Mass market consumer push email (CPE) solution for basic and feature phones, ideal for emerging markets in Asia

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Remove the IT Department from Electronic Discovery Process

Email archiving solutions are valuable for organizations that are subject to stringent regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

For many organizations, the main purpose of an email archiving solution is to centrally manage email records for e-discovery. Thus when you evaluate an email archiving solution it is very important to consider how searches take place.

It's much better if searches can be performed by users--the human resources (HR) department, legal, or compliance officers--rather than email administrators, because:

  • People who perform the email search have certain legal responsibilities. Depending on the nature of the investigation, they may be required to provide testimony in court or in a deposition, regarding the exact nature of the search they performed.
  • Users who understand the purpose of searches and the context of the matter are better equipped to conduct searches.

Email administrators should maintain control over the email archiving solution. They can assist in preparation of the data and in the packaging of the search results, but they should not be involved in the actual search and the analysis of the search results. ... Bob Spurzem

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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
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  • 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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