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Daily Digest: December 2, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Kerio Announces Partnership with Sonian to Offer Enhanced Email Archiving Service
New Alliance Provides Added Email Storage and Management

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.
Messaging & Collaboration

j2 Global Acquires MailWise and Mijanda

Washington State University Deploys Proofpoint on Demand to Protect 30,000 Students, Faculty and Staff from Spam and Viruses
Proofpoint's SaaS email security solution delivers the outstanding anti-spam accuracy, scalability and flexibility needed to defend against today's complex email security threats
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MX Logic: New Archiving SaaS

MX Logic is a well-established email- and Web-filtering SaaS provider. The company has just launched a new email archiving service, replacing its existing offering. In summary:

  • End-user and administrative access via Web browser or Outlook plugin.
  • Import using EML and PST files; export via EML files
  • Works with Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007, plus POP-accessible email systems.
  • Archiving works through POP/IMAP extract from on-premises message store.
  • System designed to be very simple to use and administer; appears to satisfy this goal, at the understandable expense of some advanced functionality.
  • Various compliance features; e.g., read-only storage, search audit trails.
  • Search based on Lucene, plus Stellent viewers.
  • Pricing: $2/user/month for one year's retention. For each additional retention year, add $0.75/user/month. For example, four-year retention is $4.25/user/month. Volume discounts available. Fee not based on size of storage.

Service differentiation features are:

  • User and administrator friendliness.
  • Very modern, customizable, and user-friendly Web user interface -- much better than most competitors.
  • Friendly contract. No setup fees; month to month contract.
  • Pricing based on retention period and user count, not size of store. Hence pricing is very predictable.

... David Ferris



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