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Daily Digest: May 8, 2009

Avalon Business Systems Covers Wide Area Networks with ReduceMail Pro  

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.

Cryptzone announces partnership with Care Management System Ltd for NHS market in UK  

FileTek Releases Trusted Edge 3.4 Classification Solution for Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0
Trusted Edge Extends Policy-Driven Records Management and Asset Classification for Enterprise Vault 8.0 Users to the "Edge"
Smarsh Introduces smarshEncrypt Messaging Security Platform
Archiving & compliance leader develops groundbreaking solution facilitating both compliance supervision and data protection
Messaging & Collaboration

Enabling and The Glenture Group Partner to Provide CEBP
Enabling Technologies Corp. and The Glenture Group Partner to provide Communication Enabled Business Processes with the integration of Sharepoint and Office Communications Server

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Abaca's Radical Anti-Spam Tech Wins at Yahoo

At the RSA Conference, we were almost blinded by the huge grins on the faces of the Abaca reps.

As you may recall, Abaca has a really interesting spin on the spam filtering problem. Finely tuned mathematics and a big database of receiver statistics give back up some truly impressive claims. We said last year that we like Abaca's approach; it's very promising.

For over a year, Abaca has been working on a deal with Yahoo to add the technology -- which it now calls CLX -- to the spam filtering mix. A few months ago, we heard unofficially that Yahoo agreed to roll it out.

Now, Abaca is announcing that the rollout has been hugely successful, and that Yahoo is extremely satisfied with the result.

As an update, here's the (claimed) highlights of the Abaca technology:

  • Guaranteed accuracy of at least 99% catch rate (with money-back contract terms).
  • Claimed false positive rate is infinitesimal (we calculate their claims equate to one in a million messages).
  • After bootstrapping with recipient email statistics, no user training is required, but can be individualized by users clicking the Spam/Not-spam buttons.
  • By its nature, it's extremely scalable -- a single small server can handle 90 million messages per hour.

Of course, we can't verify these claims, but it would appear that Yahoo effectively has.

Equally, we don't know how close to reality the false positive figures are -- at best they're based on user reports alone, which usually tend to significantly understate the reality. But, again, if the Yahoo user reports are anything close to 1:1,000,000, then Abaca has something really worth shouting about. ... Richi Jennings


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