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Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

PCCW, DTS and Critical Path join forces again to double messaging platform capacity to more than 1.3 million subscribers for Vietnam's largest ISP  

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.

Zix Corporation Signs en-terpret.co as Email Encryption Partner
Email Encryption Leader and en-terpret.co launch offering for CPA industry

Messaging & Collaboration

Meridex Acquires Calgoo Software
Purchase provides synergistic opportunities consistent with Meridex's strategic direction

Miner lightens email load with AXS-One archiving  
Comment on Axs-One here

Trusted Edge Delivers Information Governance Capability for Enterprise Vault 8.0 Customers
Extending Records, Compliance, and Legal Hold Management to the "Edge"

In Email We Trust: L-Soft's LISTSERV Maestro 4.0 Released Today
Upgrade of email marketing software advances permission-based targeting, tracking and analytics

Unison extends free unified communications to Ubuntu
Commercial release of Unison Server and Unison Desktop for Ubuntu will challenge Microsoft Exchange and unified communications franchises with more powerful Linux alternative

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... 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.

david


Archived Emails Cast Harsh Light on Peanut Executive

Once again the importance of archiving email is revealed in the recent scandal involving tainted peanut butter and the executive who issued orders to ship peanut products that tested positive for salmonella. See, for example, this Wall Street Journal article. Internal company emails were examined by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to reveal the truth.

The article underscores the importance of archiving email for its business content. For matters of business content, intellectual property, and as a record of written statements made by employees, all companies must adopt an email policy for retention and consider carefully how they will respond to investigations and requests for email records. An email archival solution is designed to retain email and make it accessible for quick search and discovery. ... Bob Spurzem

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  • 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.

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