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Daily Digest: April 7, 2009
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Quest Software Simplifies Discovery and Analysis for Notes Applications
Quest Notes Migrator for SharePoint Discovery Edition Now Features Discovery and Analysis Tool at No Additional Cost

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.

MessageGate and 17a-4 to Deliver Enhanced Regulatory Risk Management
Strategic partnership provides strengthened email risk mitigation for regulated industries

Messaging & Collaboration

Barracuda Networks Enhances Virus and Malware Threat Prevention Techniques; Renames Flagship Barracuda Spam Firewall
Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Emphasizes Speed of Response and Low False Positives

NEW Hosted Security for the Channel from Trend Micro
Good news in bad times with channel-friendly, hosted security from Trend Micro

Websense Delivers Industry's Most Effective Secure Web Gateway Appliance
The Websense V10000 Appliance Platform Provides Exceptional Value, Extensibility and the Industry's First and Only Web 2.0 Early Threat Outbreak Detection and Protection System

New Version of Djigzo Open Source Email Encryption Gateway Available as of Today  

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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Cloud Archiving Is Useful

This recent article discusses cloud backup and the challenge to scale. The author makes many good points about data integrity and scalability, and the same principles apply to archiving. Cloud archival of critical enterprise information seems easy and makes sense. On the practical side, there are risks of data loss, security breaches, and slow data retrieval.

I recommend a hybrid approach. Keep a local copy of your archive data for extra insurance against data loss and for fast retrieval. And keep a cloud-based archive for disaster recovery. Iron Mountain has taken this approach with its new Cloud-Based File Archiving.

Cloud based archival makes sense for many reasons, and for the multitude of customers who cannot afford a dedicated disaster recovery site, it may be the best option. ... Bob Spurzem



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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
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  • 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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