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University of Florida Foundation Deploys Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway to Safeguard Confidential Donor Data
Proofpoint automatically secures sensitive data and account numbers, aids in compliance with email-related privacy regulations
Comment on Proofpoint 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.

Finjan Announces New Secure Web Gateway - Unified Web Security Solution for Enterprises
Finjan's Secure Web Gateway v9.2 provides a unified web security solution combining multi-layered web security, DLP, content caching, application control, URL filtering and Web 2.0 security, enabling lower TCO and higher ROI

Messaging & Collaboration

Outlook Web Access Calendar Printing Now Available
Messageware OWA Print software delivers the first ever calendar, email, and contact printing for Outlook Web Access users of Microsoft Exchange 2007

Google Takes Patent License to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Google will be able to extend their value proposition to their customers through this license with Microsoft
Comment on Google here

Marshal8e6 Signs YOURasp for Hosted Email Filtering
Australian businesses increasingly look to tighter email filtering controls to protect customers and staff online
Comment on Marshal here

New Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Fifth of Businesses Lose Revenue During E-Mail Downtime, Contributing to Already Perilous Economic Situation
E-mail Downtime also Straining Critical Services Within the Public Sector, as well as Damaging Corporate Reputation

imo.im Instant Messaging Service Launches Skype Support And New Features
Currently in alpha stage development, imo.im has released an update that introduces many new features and makes imo.im the only multi-protocol instant messaging service to offer Skype support

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Evaluating the Search Engine in Email Archiving

All email archive solutions have an embedded index engine, and these have an important effect on the functionality of an archiving product.

Some of the most popular indexing engines are Alta Vista, dtSearch, FAST, and IDOL. They index all the archive files (message body, subject line, attachments) and provide for fast archive search and discovery. Search functions like wild cards, proximity, and Boolean operators are a function of the search index.

Not all indexing solutions are the same. They vary by performance, amount of index capacity, and the search functions they support. When evaluating email archiving, it's appropriate to give thought to the underlying search technology. So ask the vendor to demonstrate the power of the index used in the archive solution. Perform sample searches to gauge its performance. And test the search functions, such as Boolean search (And, Or, Not) and proximity search, if these features are available.

Beyond basic search and discovery, email archive solutions can also use the index engine to help in retention management. This is done by applying labels. For example, a search engine can let you assign tags based on search criteria (e.g., anything with "tax return" in the subject line gets the tag "7 Year Retention"). Another example is the ability to search previously tagged content to cull out information for legal discovery.

Thus the choice of underlying index engine has a significant effect on the capabilities of an archiving product. ... Bob Spurzem



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