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Daily Digest: February 13, 2009
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Leading Organizations Unveil New Interoperability Specification for Encryption Key Management to Aid IT Security, Compliance and Data Recovery
Brocade, EMC, HP, IBM, LSI, Seagate and Thales work to remove barriers to encryption across data center systems by submitting new specification to OASIS
Comment on EMC here

Comment on IBM here
Comment on Seagate 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.

To stub or not to stub?
Over time stub files will impact negatively on Exchange Server performance
Comment on GFI here

McAfee, Inc. Offers Simplified Compliance Through Unified Policy Auditing
Total Protection for Compliance is the First Solution Delivering Agent and Agentless Assessments While Leveraging Industry Standards
Comment on McAfee here

Voltage SecureData Now Provides Distributed End-to-End Encryption of Sensitive Data
Retailers, payment card processors, financial institutions and others enjoy new features that make it easier to comply with regulations and reduce the risk of data theft

Document Technologies, Inc. Adopts Clearwell E-Discovery Platform  

Wave Software Deploys Native Review Bridge for iCONECT  

Subaru of America, Inc. Selects Kazeon to Solve In-house eDiscovery Challenges
Kazeon's Solution Provides End-to-End eDiscovery Capabilities for Subaru and Reduces Costs
Comment on Kazeon here

Messaging & Collaboration

Leading Spanish IT magazines recommend Kaspersky Lab's antivirus solutions  

Open-Xchange Launches Free Webmail Promotion
Company Offers Partners E-mail, Calendaring and Contact Infrastructure

TimeBridge Adds New Collaboration Tools To Fast Growing Online Scheduling Service
TimeBridge Groups Delivers New Levels of Enterprise Collaboration

Momail launches Mobile Extension for email providers
ISP's and web/media portals can now extend their webmail offering quickly and easily, giving their consumer and SMB-customers an optimized mobile email that is easy to get started with and works on any mobile

Active Gossip Threads

Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.

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CA's Acquisition of Orchestria
We're Seeking Input

We're writing an analysis of CA's recent acquisition of Orchestria. We'd like to hear from anyone that can help us with the following:

  • Orchestria's revenue and profit/loss history
  • Terms of the deal
  • The main business problems Orchestria faced over the last two years
  • How Orchestria sought a buyer, and how the negotiations with CA proceeded
  • External funding received by Orchestria during its history
  • The main challenges CA will face in making the acquisition a success
  • Comparable transactions. We know about McAfee/Reconnex, Symantec/Vontu, EMC/Tablus, and Websense/PortAuthority
  • Related acquisitions by CA: price paid, and price/revenue multiple. We know about Netegrity and iLumin
  • Any Orchestria technology that will be made redundant as a result of the acquisition. Ie, Orchestria technology that won't be used by CA
  • CA's identity and access management revenues
  • Any other information that's relevant!

Contact David Ferris on +1 415 367 3436, or david.ferris@ferris.com. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will assume that all communications are confidential. In return, let us know any transaction information you would like to have, and we will try to return the favor.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.


Exchange 14 Addresses Storage Management

Our sources tell us that the next version of Microsoft Exchange, "Exchange 14," will have major improvements to its storage management.

One of Exchange's biggest problems is that the mailboxes are often now large--1 or 2 GB or more. This translates to poor performance and backups that take too long.

Two key technologies will be used to support large mailboxes:

  • Low-cost, high-capacity SATA disk drives. These new high-capacity disks are perfect for storing email long term, except that their performance is lacking compared to the high-performance SCSI disks that Exchange typically uses.
  • Storage tiers. Under policy management, Exchange can move email based on age and size to a second tier of storage, while maintaining mailbox consistency.

Can anyone contribute further information? If you want anonymity, email david.ferris@ferris.com. ... Bob Spurzem



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