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Daily Digest: February 25, 2009
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Voltage Security Introduces Powerful New Email Encryption Capabilities
Voltage SecureMail Upgrade Enables Enterprises with Greater Compliance, Usability and Scalability Features

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.

OrangeLT Releases Educational Paper on Time, Risk, and Costs of E-Discovery
Orange Paper Highlights and Compares Time, Risk and Cost Factors in Electronic Discovery

Mimosa Expands European Operations to France and Southern Europe to Extend Leadership Position in Email, File Archiving and Sharepoint
Email Archiving Leader Delivers Next-Generation Archiving Solution, Mimosa NearPoint, to Markets in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and North Africa
Comment on Mimosa here

Messaging & Collaboration

VISTO to Acquire Good Technology from Motorola
Acquisition will extend VISTO's mobility offerings and expand its base of customers to include many of the Fortune 500

BoxTone Management Software v4.0 for BlackBerry Platform Unveiled at Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit  

Smart Button Chooses SocketLabs Email Delivery Platform  

Novell announces broad collaboration with VMware to build SUSE Linux Enterprise appliances on VMware ESX  

Antenna Software Debuts First Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) Solution Integrated With a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform
AMP IM Enables Secure, Auditable, and Real-Time Collaboration Across Multiple Device Platforms

Third Brigade Demonstrates Cloud Computing Security that Maximizes Cloud Deployment Choices
Securing Private and Public Cloud Resources, Third Brigade Free Software Protects Virtual Machines in 29 Countries to Help Mitigate Risks

Cemaphore Systems Refreshes MailShadow Family with Enhancements for Mobile Users and Enterprises

Telecommunication Company Retires Lotus Notes and Becomes a Ceryx Customer and White-label Reseller  

L-Soft's LISTSERV Maestro 4.0 Released Today
Upgrade of Email Marketing Software Advances Permission-Based Targeting, Tracking and Analytics

Genius.com Taps Message Systems to Enhance Message Management Capabilities for Rapidly Growing Customer Base
Leading B2B Marketing Solutions Provider Selects Message Systems' Platform for Increased Email Throughput, Real-Time Visibility and Expanded Scalability

Notify Technology Licenses Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Technology
Notify incorporates the Exchange ActiveSync Protocol into its wireless software products

StrongMail Integrates with Coremetrics LIVEmail for Closed-Loop Email Marketing
Coremetrics Connect Certification enables advanced behavioral targeting capabilities within StrongMail's powerful email marketing solution

New Yugma SE (Skype Edition) for Instant Web Conferencing  

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... The Benefits of Real-Time Collaboration, Exchange Losing Ground to Gmail in SMB

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.


Systems Management Moving to the Cloud

With cloud computing evolving rapidly, a number of vendors have taken the systems management model into the cloud. One of these is San Francisco-based Tap In Systems. It is one of the first vendors we’re aware of making use of the virtual servers (called "instances" in Amazon Web Services speak) in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure to address on-premises and cloud-based systems management.

Similarly, another Bay Area company, Hyperic, provides solutions to monitor your apps wherever they are located, and has also built out a free dashboard called CloudStatus to report on availability of Google Apps and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

We expect this to be the leading edge of a multiyear transition of traditional systems management solutions over to the cloud. Similar trends are already under way in the archiving arena (e.g., LiveOffice, Postini, Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services) and e-discovery markets (e.g., CaseCentral, CT Summation).

The question, of course, is when and how fast will the transition happen? If you have thoughts or early experiences on any of this, we'd love to hear from you! ... David Sengupta


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