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Daily Digest: December 2, 2009
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Jatheon Announces New Line of Email Archiving Appliances
Jatheon launches four new Dell Powered appliances through international sales channel

CT Summation Announces Key Enhancements to Enterprise Product  

Webroot Unveils Email Archiving and Web Security Services in the Cloud to Protect Business Data, Enhance Compliance
Leader in SaaS Security Rolls out New Archiving Service and Advanced Security Features to Thwart Information-Stealing Malware Attacks and Web 2.0 Threats

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

GFI releases Freeware version of GFI EndPointSecurity  

BitDefender Partners with Compro Technology To Offer Innovative Anti-Malware Solutions  

Fortinet Announces New High-Performance Messaging Security Solutions for Carriers, Large Enterprises and MSSPs
FortiMail-2000B, -5001A and New Operating System Support High-Performance, High-Volume Environments and Improved Security/Usability

AstraSync is first BlackBerry ActiveSync application to support HTML
New AstraSync Version 4.0 Synchronizes HTML Messages Over-The-Air with Exchange ActiveSync-Compatible Servers

PMA Companies Replaces Spam Filters with Sendio Email System Protection
Over 120,000 daily email attacks and 94% of related help desk requests eliminated

Kaspersky Lab unveils further level of protection with Kaspersky KryptoStorage  

Accellion Brings Encryption to Managed File Transfer in the Cloud and On-Premise
Helps Organizations Meet Regulatory Compliance

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Ethics, Privacy and E-Discovery

Whistleblower website Wikileaks recently leaked more than half a million text messages around 9/11. We hesitate to even link to the story, but if you must read it, you can find CNN's coverage here.

There is something sacred about the last messages exchanged with a spouse before a loved one dies. Messages of love. Hurt. Panic. Fear. Impending death. Yet we struggle with a lust for information, and the Internet makes it easy for us to disrespect personal privacy and ethics.

E-discovery brings with it an element of responsibility. Whether investigators are searching email, text messages, or other electronic data, there is an implied code of conduct around how the evidence is to be handled.

Posting these messages online represents a breach of privacy and a rupture in the ethical standards that should exist in any modern nation. In the words of one of the commentators, corkpuller, "deep wounds that have healed need not be reopened for the morbid curiosity of those who want to sell more soap and toilet paper." ... David Sengupta


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