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

RSA Lowers the Cost of Protecting Sensitive Data With New Release of RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite
Upgrades from EMC's Security Division Address Structured Data and Provide Integration with RSA enVision Platform for Security Information and Event 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.
Messaging & Collaboration

CounterPath Announces Release of Messaging Convergence Gateway to Enable SMS Between VoIP and Mobile Subscribers
Allows VoIP users to send and receive SMS text messages between CounterPath softphones and mobile network devices

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Archiving and e-Discovery to Support Social Networking?

When we think about archiving, email comes to mind first. For the majority of organizations, email archiving has become a standard application for managing email storage growth and for email discovery.

Archiving is now spreading to other forms of electronic communication, such as instant messaging, SharePoint, and files.

What about information in social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter? This is a new form of electronic data and it's too early to know its value for e-discovery. Keep an eye on social networking in your organization and monitor its use. If a significant amount of business content begins to show up in these channels, then it may be cause to consider some type of management and archiving.

If your organization has had a case where social networks data was discoverable, please post a comment. We are interested to see how this nascent challenge evolves. ... Bob Spurzem

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Latest Buzz ... Email Archive Migration: Plan for Stubbing

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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The severe global recession has made it difficult for emerging companies to raise money. The number of fundings is roughly half its normal rate, and valuations are similarly reduced. In this webcast, we speak with Marc Olson of Nayatek and Tal Golan of Sendio, two messaging companies that recently completed a funding round. They'll discuss, among other things, how they raised the money, the main investor concerns, and how the funds were used. They'll also provide advice on fund-raising do's and don'ts.

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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.


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