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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
  Nov 26, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: November 26, 2008
Note: Ferris News Service will not be published November 27th and 28th due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Publication will resume on December 1st.
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Accounting Firm Caps Spam and Risky Email with Websense "In the Cloud" Email Security
Technology Integration Group (TIG) Helps Smith Marion & Co. Eradicate Spam With Websense Hosted Email Security
Comment on Websense here

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.

Instant InfoSystems launches Instant Insight Managed Services for RightFax
Service provides real time monitoring, notification and resolution of incidents

Cryptzone Introduces new generation of file encryption solution  

Mimosa Systems Recognized by SiliconIndia Magazine as a Top 10 Software Company and Top 100 Technology Company for 2008
Award-Winning Mimosa NearPoint Delivers eDiscovery, Email Management, File System Archiving, Storage Optimization and Business Continuity in a Single Solution
Comment on Mimosa Systemshere

PGP Corporation Continues to Lead in Data Encryption and Secure Email Messaging According to TheInfoPro
Fortune 1000 Companies Widely Deploy PGP Corporation Solutions to Meet Enterprise Data Protection Needs

Sherpa Software Adds IM Archiving to File Attender 8.0
File Attender 8.0 picks up where email management tools leave off, addressing concerns of unmanageable data spread across networks
Comment on Sherpa Software here

Messaging & Collaboration

Orange Business Services enhances Business Together with Microsoft, service for corporate messaging, collaboration and unified communication
Offers best-in-class services based on the latest Microsoft products supported by ITIL standards-based service management

Bell Microproducts Partners with Sunbelt Software to Deliver Leading Antivirus, Antispyware, and Messaging Security Solutions  

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Winds of Change Will Catalyze Big Shift to SaaS and Virtualization

Struggling economies bring challenges, but also opportunities. The IT world is ripe for a major shift, for three reasons:

  • Economic concerns are driving IT departments to aggressively increase efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Vendors have built vast SaaS infrastructures to enable outsourced messaging, collaboration, applications, and compliance solutions at a fixed cost (examples: Microsoft, Google, IBM, Amazon, Iron Mountain, LiveOffice).
  • Server virtualization technologies -- from Microsoft, Sun, VMWare, and in Linux distributions -- have matured to the point where highly available, high-volume, and complex applications can be efficiently virtualized, at a savings of cost, space, administrative overhead, and energy consumption.

The state of the economy will have a catalytic effect on customer adoption of and migration to SaaS and virtual environments over the coming two years. Within the next three to five years, hosters will start using a combination of multitenancy and virtualization, to offer an always-on, always-available set of solutions to customers over the Internet.

Thus the state of the economy will greatly encourage customers to migrate to SaaS/cloud and virtual environments. ... David Sengupta, with Richi Jennings

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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
  • 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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
  Nov 25, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: November 25, 2008
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Send Technology Announces First User-Friendly E-Mail Encryption Service for Businesses and Individuals
Easy-to-use Send.(TM) free secure e-mail for protecting confidential information now readily available to small- to medium-size business and individual e-mail users

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.

Proofpoint Extends Email Archiving Search Capability to Mobile Users
Provides A Route to Historical Messages in Outlook Web Access
Comment on Proofpoint here

Messaging & Collaboration

GWAVA Delivers GroupWise Web Access Users More Security and Flexibility
GWAVA's latest version of WASP includes more detailed control of content filtering and a new user notification system

CA Releases Internet Security Suite Plus 2009
New Feature-Rich Suite Includes Enhanced Malware Protection, Easy-to-Use Parental Control, Robust Customer Support and Reduced User Interruptions
Comment on CA here

Geodesic takes aim at SMS with Mundu IM  

Interactive Intelligence Adds SMS to All-in-One Multi-Channel Contact Center Software Suite
SMS Features Help Contact Centers Increase Customer Retention and Satisfaction

Blog Item(s)

Expect Plenty of Layoffs

In an email from FaceTime President and CEO Kailash Ambwani earlier this month, the company announced a mass layoff in an effort to reduce operating expenses by 30%. In the letter, Ambwani indicated that the company’s revenues depend primarily on the financial sector, and suggested that year-over-year revenue growth into next year would be flat at best.

Symantec also recently laid off its entire global archiving sales and technical overlay team for its Enterprise Vault family of products. Apparently this is part of Symantec's solution reaching critical mass in overall sales, and being moved to the general sales force. However, perhaps the state of the economy plays a factor. Symantec CFO James Beer announced mass layoffs back on October 30 to trim 4.5% off the cost of its workforce.

In short, recessionary times translate to reduced revenues for many businesses. That means they have to cut costs, and that translates to less spending on technology.

Presumably these layoffs are just the tip of the iceberg, and similar cuts are likely to continue through 2009 and into 2010, particularly among vendors heavily dependent on the financial sector. ... David Ferris

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Sunday, November 23, 2008
  Nov 24, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: November 24, 2008
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

StoredIQ Introduces Expanded eDiscovery Solution to Include Legacy Archived Media
Only enterprise eDiscovery solution to offer integrated support for legacy archived media in addition to broadest set of live data sources and system platforms

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.

Verio Adds Email Compliance to its Product Suite  

Pro-active E-Discovery Strategies Can Minimize Risk
CMS Watch course helps enterprises avoid costly alternatives

Messaging & Collaboration

Major Spam Botnets Yet to Recover After Host Shut-Down  
Comment on Marshal here

Mainsoft Announces "Document Collaboration for Rational Jazz, Microsoft SharePoint Edition, Beta"
Jazz.net Community Invited to Provide Input

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ExchangeLabs Surpasses 1.5M Mailboxes on Exchange 14

Microsoft posted a job description on November 4 that sheds more light on its ExchangeLabs infrastructure than has previously been publicly released.

ExchangeLabs is Microsoft's way of testing "the next version of Exchange in high-scale services environments." To date, customers on the infrastructure are restricted to academic institutions with .edu domains. According to the posting, Microsoft has more than 1.5 million mailboxes hosted on ExchangeLabs today.

Standard end-user accounts come with 5GB of mailbox quota, which presumably means that Microsoft has allocated more than 7,500,000GB (7.5 petabytes) of storage for these users. According to the posting, Microsoft has been focused on "web-based management, integration with Live for provisioning and authentication, role-based management for administrators and end users, and seamless transition between on-premise Exchange deployments and hosted environments." And the posting also claims that Exchange "14" (code name for the next version of Exchange, which ExchangeLabs is running on) will provide the "first datacenter-ready web-management UI on top of Powershell."

Given Microsoft's $1.9B/year Exchange Server revenue stream, it is no surprise that Microsoft is investing heavily in SaaS -- what some are now confusingly calling "cloud computing." Microsoft is in a high-stakes battle over who will dominate the shift to SaaS.

Whatever way you look at it, there has never been a release of Microsoft Exchange with anywhere even close to 1.5M users running on preproduction code this early in the product lifecycle. And this number will undoubtedly increase substantially by the time Exchange "14" ships. Microsoft is clearly bent on winning this race; on the face of it, the numbers so far are impressive. ... David Sengupta

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Friday, November 21, 2008
  Nov 21, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: November 21, 2008
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Aberdeen Group Research Reveals Increased Use of Encryption by Top Performing, Best-in-Class Companies
Benefits Include Cost Savings and Ease of 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.

Cleo Releases VersaLex 4.0
New Web GUI, FIPS Compliance and dozens of additions boost value

Genie-Soft Launches Genie Archive for Outlook V2.5  

Messaging & Collaboration

AOL Takes Calendar and Address Book Mobile, powered by Funambol
New AOL Sync Feature Allows Real-Time Mobile Updates to AOL Calendar and Address Book

Nokia extends IBM Lotus email access to 80 million mobile phones
Lotus Notes Support for Nokia S60 Devices Expands Market Opportunity

Ceryx named Hosting Partner of the Year at the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards  

RoadSync and Cortado now support push e-mails in HTML format on Symbian S60 handhelds  

Webroot E-Mail Security SaaS Enhancements Deliver Cost-Effective Solution for Improving Security and Manageability
New Release Delivers Increased User and Group Management Features, Improved Security from Email Threats and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Sendio Adds Pechanga Resort & Casino to Growing List of Casino Gaming Customers
California's Largest Gaming Organization Chooses Sendio's E-mail Security Platform to Eliminate 100 Percent of Spam and E-mail Threats

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Useful Book on Email Archiving

Email archiving vendor Mimosa has published a useful book on email archiving, Email Archiving for Dummies:

  • Covers the basics of email archiving, including basic operation, hosted vs. in-house, and storage management.
  • Provides an in-depth review of the legal discovery challenges that are driving the need for email archiving.
  • Easy to read, unbiased, and educational.
  • Helpful review of laws and regulations related to email archiving.
  • One of the authors is our esteemed contributor Bob Spurzem. The other author is his knowledgeable colleague Bill Tolson.

You can order a copy here. It's free. And, er, worth every penny! ... David Ferris

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Recent Research

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Thursday, November 20, 2008
  Nov 20, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: November 20, 2008
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Trend Micro Enterprise Security Provides AMEC with Immediate Protection and Less Complexity
Comment on Trend Micro here 

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.

Signal Financial Protects Against Loss of Customer Data with Blue Coat and Code Green Appliances
Blue Coat ProxySG Appliance Provides Visibility into Encrypted Traffic for Comprehensive Protection Against Data Loss
Comment on Blue Coat here

C2C Releases Archive One for Microsoft SharePoint Multi-Platform Version
C2C email management strength now available for Microsoft SharePoint data
Comment on C2C here

ONSITE and Clearwell Enable Clients to Strike the Right Balance Between In-House and Hosted E-Discovery Solutions
Facilitates Speed, Flexibility, and Client Control across the Entire e-Discovery Process
Comment on Clearwell here

Lumension Uncovers Results of Security Data Protection Survey
Conducted by TechWeb, Survey Reveals 50% of End Users Have Altered Security Settings Leaving Them Open to Significant Risk

MXsense Launches Web-based Email Archiving Solution
Secure, On-Demand SaaS-Based Solution Provides Centralized Platform to Index, Archive, and Search Exchange/Outlook-based Email and Attachment Contents

Messaging & Collaboration

Colibria Powers Unique Mobile Instant Messaging Service for M1 customers in Singapore
M1 to bridge the gap between mobile and online communities

Addison Avenue Says "Yes!" to Web 2.0 While Protecting Essential Information With Websense
Credit Union Secures Member Data and Provides Safe Access to Web 2.0 With Websense Secure Web Gateway and Data Loss Prevention Solutions
Comment on Websense here

New Research Proves Benefits of Online Collaboration Technologies to SMBs in Challenging Environment
SMBs Can Try GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting Free for Extended Period to Cut Travel Costs, Manage Staff, Enhance Client Relationships and Pursue New Clients

Colligo Contributor Provides Users of New SharePoint Online Service with Offline Access to Content
Contributor Software Fully Supports Microsoft SharePoint Online & Exchange Online

Kerio MailServer Chosen as Top Emerging Technology at Everything Channel's Fresh Showcase
Global Messaging Solution Delivers Advanced Mobile Email Groupware Data

Kerio Technologies Honored with a 2008 Tech Innovator Award by Everything Channel's VARBusiness
Kerio MailServer Wins Business Software SMB Category

New Marshal8e6 Releases Comprehensive Content Filtering
MailMarshal Exchange protects against malware and data leakage; enforces security policies on all email traffic
Comment on Marshal here

Email Experience Council Releases Retail Email Subscription Benchmark Study
Top Online Retailers Moving Toward Richer Opt-In Processes That Are More Transparent and Give Consumers More Choices

Xobni Brings Valuable Third Party Content Into Outlook
Xobni Lets Outlook Users Search Yahoo! Mail; Leverages Facebook Platform to Bring Social Data, Status Messages and Photos into Outlook Sidebar

Momail arrives in Spain, Switzerland and Ireland
Momail mobile email is launched on more markets and the availability is extended to more than 1200 different mobile devices

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
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