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Daily Digest: May 7, 2009

i365, A Seagate Company, Is Ready To Offer Cutting Edge Solutions with Windows 7
i365 Will Make Profound Changes to Increase the Efficiency of E-Discovery, and Support for Data Protection and Recovery with Windows 7
Comment on i365/Seagate here

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 Email & File Archive Enterprise Suite Named Best of TechEd 2009 Awards Finalist by Windows IT Pro & SQL Server Magazine
Comment on MessageSolution here

Mimosa Legal Expert Launches "The Know It-All's Guide to eDiscovery"
New eBook, Explores the Responsibilities and Processes of eDiscovery for the IT Professional
Comment on Mimosa here
Seyfarth Shaw Selects Recommind for Enterprise Search
Comment on Recommind here
RSA Simplifies Use of Encryption With New Release of RSA Key Manager Suite
Upgrades from EMC's Security Division Designed to Address the Customer Need for Consistent Key Policies and to Lower the Cost of Managing Encryption; Data Tokenization from RSA Integrates and Extends Capabilities of RSA Key Manager Suite
Comment on RSA/EMC here
Messaging & Collaboration

Cortado streamlines remote document management for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.
With classic PC functions Cortado supplements the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Now Available: Cortado Corporate Server 4.0 for BlackBerry  

Proginet Announces Accelerated File Transfers via CFI with RocketStream
Company Delivers Ultra-Fast File Transfer Capabilities to Customers Worldwide
Open Text to Acquire Vignette  
Comment on Open Text here
Marshal8e6 to Provide Web Security Library to Microsoft
Company Provides Deep Web Security Expertise to the Microsoft Reputation Service Offering (MRS)
Comment on Marshal8e6 here
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BoxSentry Ditches Challenge/Response

Singapore-based BoxSentry has historically been known as a challenge/response spam filter vendor. Readers will probably be aware that we're no fans of C/R.

Briefly, if a C/R recipient is sent email "from" a sender that it's never heard of, it auto-replies with a challenge. Until the sender has satisfactorily responded to the challenge, the mail doesn't get through to the recipient's inbox. The technique is generally less accurate than those used by today's state-of-the-art spam filters. A significant number of people just don't respond to challenges, which means that the false-positive problem is worse than with conventional filtering. Users who employ C/R are also seen by some as spammers in their own right, because most spam has forged sender addresses -- much of them the addresses of innocent third parties.

As time goes by, BoxSentry has gradually de-emphasized C/R, but until recently it was still sending challenges for a small but significant proportion of the spam it received -- and hence was sending unsolicited "replies" to people who had never sent email to the BoxSentry user.

At the RSA Conference, BoxSentry confirmed that it no longer uses C/R. This is great news for Internet users. We heartily welcome this development. ... Richi Jennings


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We hear that Kazeon is in acquisition talks with Symantec. Any further information is welcome--please contact David Ferris at david.ferris@ferris.com or +1 415 367 3436.

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