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Daily Digest: June 30, 2009

Marshal8e6 Helps K-12 Districts Comply with Federal Regulations
Marshal8e6 Adds ArcMail Email Archiving to Lineup; Provides Comprehensive Solution for Security and Compliance

Trend Micro and Origo secure e-mail services for UK life and pensions sector
Advanced encryption techniques deliver confidence in secure email communications

Websense Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention  
Perimeter Launches Correlative Security Engine to Manage Cost, Complexity, Compliance Pressures in Real Time
Viewpoint 2.0 also has Breakthrough Compliance Profiler that Automatically Calculates and Prioritizes Security Risks
Tarmin Technologies Receives "One to Watch" Award
Readers of Storage Magazine Recognize Tarmin's GridBank for Innovative Technology and Entrepreneurial Strength
Messaging & Collaboration

USA.NET Unveils Enhanced Commercial Messaging Service 2.0
Industry's Most Cost-Effective Hosted Email Solution Built on Proven and Feature Rich Technology

Blog Item(s) & Announcements

AtMail: Extremely Inexpensive Email Appliance

AtMail offers an email appliance:

  • Provides POP/IMAP server, Webmail client, email archiving.
  • Linux-based with open standard components.
  • Pricing is a one-time license. Base product is $300; then per-user cost which is typically $0.10/user/year.
  • Appearance can be customized.
  • Professional services also available.
  • AtMail is privately held, with no external funding, and is profitable. Ferris Research estimates revenues at $1M to $2M/year.
  • Customers include ISPs, education, health care organizations.


  • You can see that this offering would be especially attractive to ISPs in developing countries, with extremely tight budgets. AtMail clients include ISPs in such places as Yemen, Rwanda, Pakistan, and often sends an engineer to customer sites for a week for implementation support.
  • Your editor loves to go to developing countries and position with AtMail.
  • This company sounds like fun. CTO Jason Brown lives in Montana, and CEO Ben Duncan likes to go off to the Australian outback with solar panels and satellite links. All the same, I bet they work very very hard.

... David Ferris


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Upcoming Webcasts

Veritas Acquires KVS: In Retrospect
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

In September 2004, Veritas Software purchased KVS for its email archiving product, Enterprise Vault. Veritas merged with Symantec, and thus the product is now Symantec's Enterprise Vault, the market-leading archiving software. In this webcast, we discuss the Veritas/KVS acquisition with key individuals involved. Topics include KVS's history, KVS's motivations for being acquired, Veritas' motivations for the acquisition, how the negotiations took place, the terms of the transaction, what went well, what was more difficult than anticipated, and lessons learned.

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