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Daily Digest: April 6, 2009
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

ZL Technologies Unveils Industry's First Lotus Quickr Archiving Solution for Quickr Team Collaboration Software
New offering enables enterprise-wide control over Quickr server data

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.

LashBack, LLC. Partners with UK Investor to Launch First European Email Compliance Company
LashBack's U.S. Commercial E-mail Monitoring Technology Protects Consumers and Advertisers Enforcing Can-Spam Act for Major Senders

Messaging & Collaboration

Engate Unveils EngateLabs Global Analysis and Defense for Botnet, Phish, Virus, Spam and Blended Web/Email Threats
EngateLabs Global Network Threat Analysis Center Ensures Proactive, Connection-level Defense for Enterprises, Service Providers and Strategic OEM Partners

Reflexion Networks Announces Integration With itControl Suite  

Good Email Habits are Important: MAAWG Explains Messaging Reputation Assessment
Also Takes on Botnet Mitigation, Mobile Spam, Public Policy Teamwork

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... Enterprise Vault getting new search engine?, 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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Email Archiving Competition Intensifies

Email archiving has an important new product. This week, EMC announced the availability of SourceOne, the replacement for EmailXtender.

EMC's EmailXtender is one of the original email archiving solutions. It has been bought and sold three times, and for the past several years has been sold by EMC. For years, rumors of a replacement persisted. The product has had distinctly low visibility over the last year or two.

Market leader Symantec is keenly aware of the new entrant. Witness this open letter from Symantec addressed to EMC customers. Symantec's product is Enterprise Vault. It too has had multiple owners over its 10-year life span, including Veritas Software and KVS.

The requirements for email archiving have changed significantly since products first became available, and this is translating to continuing changes in technology. It also means that market leadership is still unstable, with leaders such as Symantec still subject to significant competitive pressure. ... Bob Spurzem



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