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Daily Digest: May 13, 2009

Hitachi Data Systems Introduces the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0 Powered by CommVault
Global OEM Partnership Delivers Support for New Advances in Virtual Server Protection, Global Embedded De-Duplication, and Enhanced Data Protection for Enterprise and Midmarket Customers

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.
MessageSolution Releases SaaS Hosted Archiving Solution at Microsoft TechEd North America 2009  
Comment on MessageSolution here
MessageSolution Releases Email & File Archive Enterprise Suite with SharePoint Archiving at Microsoft TechEd North America 2009  
Comment on MessageSolution here
FaceTime Adds Support for BlackBerry and Microsoft OCS Group Chat to IMAuditor Security and Compliance Software
SMS messages from corporate BlackBerries can now be logged and archived to meet corporate governance and compliance regulations
AtMail Launches Email Archiving Software  
Quest Software Launches Platform for In-house e-Discovery
e-Discovery Manager Reduces Costs and Complexity for Internal, Legal and Regulatory Investigations; Complements Exchange Server 2010
Comment on Quest here
Proginet Delivers Advanced Managed File Transfer Suite for Government
Compliance with FIPS 140-2 Broadens Market for CyberFusion Integration Suite
Titus Labs Announces New Data Classification Offerings for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2  
Comment on Titus Labs here
Messaging & Collaboration
BitDefender Security for Mail Servers Receives VB Spam Gold Award
Tested against competitive products, BitDefender Security for Mail Servers comes out on top with the lowest false positive rate
CyberPatrol Announces Partnership with DIGIKIDS
Leading Child ID Provider and Leading Parental Controls Software Join to Protect Children
Contacts Go Global in Kerio MailServer 6.7
Latest Version Provides Global Address List, Powerful Email Security and Support for Ubuntu and Debian Linux
Messageware Announces OWA Beta for Exchange 2010 (E14)
Messageware's OWA productivity and security software now available for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Public Beta customers
eMag Solutions Announces Major Enhancements for its eMag Vu Hosted Enterprise Software Suite  
IBM Announces Beta Availability of Lotus Notes 8.5.1 Software with iPhone Support  
Comment on IBM here
Sherpa Software Mail Attender Named Best of TECH•ED 2009 Awards Finalist by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines
Sherpa Recognized for Second Consecutive Year for Enhancements across History of Product
Comment on Sherpa Software here
Three-Time Winner Trend Micro ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange Voted MSExchange.org Readers' Choice Award Winner in the Antivirus Category  
Comment on Trend Micro here
Anchiva Signed Contract with Guangzhou Luogang District Information Center for Anti-malware Service  
AOL UK Launches AOL.com with E-mail and Social Networking Aggregation  
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Commtouch's New OEM Web Security Business

At the RSA Conference, we sat down with Commtouch, a company best known for its OEM anti-spam engine that is licensed by a long list of well-known email security vendors.

In January, the company launched a Web security service, using a similar architecture and business model as its anti-spam technology. In other words, it's a hybrid of a managed service -- cloud-based, if you insist -- that maintains a database of known Web pages, plus an OEM engine that queries the database and intelligently caches the results.

Why do it in the cloud? Commtouch argues that it's hard to categorize the whole Internet, as the database gets huge and the changes are too big to push the updates in a timely manner.

The service categorizes the known threats so that OEMs can produce different types of products; for example, a product focused on anti-phishing, which will concentrate on the Web pages categorized as fake bank portals, etc.

Commtouch argues that being an OEM is a good place to be, as the industry continues to move to a "soup-to-nuts" UTP model. Commtouch's vendor customers will often specialize in one or two areas and license the rest conventionally.

More controversially, Commtouch also argues that it's risky to build a strategic relationship with a small, niche company that offers an OEM solution, because if they're bought out, they may lose the OEM strategic focus.

Well, they would say that, wouldn't they? ... Richi Jennings


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