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Friday, February 27, 2009
  Feb 27, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: February 27, 2009
 
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

PCCW, DTS and Critical Path join forces again to double messaging platform capacity to more than 1.3 million subscribers for Vietnam's largest ISP  

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.

Zix Corporation Signs en-terpret.co as Email Encryption Partner
Email Encryption Leader and en-terpret.co launch offering for CPA industry

Messaging & Collaboration

Meridex Acquires Calgoo Software
Purchase provides synergistic opportunities consistent with Meridex's strategic direction

Miner lightens email load with AXS-One archiving  
Comment on Axs-One here

Trusted Edge Delivers Information Governance Capability for Enterprise Vault 8.0 Customers
Extending Records, Compliance, and Legal Hold Management to the "Edge"

In Email We Trust: L-Soft's LISTSERV Maestro 4.0 Released Today
Upgrade of email marketing software advances permission-based targeting, tracking and analytics

Unison extends free unified communications to Ubuntu
Commercial release of Unison Server and Unison Desktop for Ubuntu will challenge Microsoft Exchange and unified communications franchises with more powerful Linux alternative

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... Exchange Losing Ground to Gmail in SMB

Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.

Blog Item(s)

CA's Acquisition of Orchestria
We're Seeking Input

We're writing an analysis of CA's recent acquisition of Orchestria. We'd like to hear from anyone that can help us with the following:

  • Orchestria's revenue and profit/loss history
  • Terms of the deal
  • The main business problems Orchestria faced over the last two years
  • How Orchestria sought a buyer, and how the negotiations with CA proceeded
  • External funding received by Orchestria during its history
  • The main challenges CA will face in making the acquisition a success
  • Comparable transactions. We know about McAfee/Reconnex, Symantec/Vontu, EMC/Tablus, and Websense/PortAuthority
  • Related acquisitions by CA: price paid, and price/revenue multiple. We know about Netegrity and iLumin
  • Any Orchestria technology that will be made redundant as a result of the acquisition. Ie, Orchestria technology that won't be used by CA
  • CA's identity and access management revenues
  • Any other information that's relevant!

Contact David Ferris on +1 415 367 3436, or david.ferris@ferris.com. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will assume that all communications are confidential. In return, let us know any transaction information you would like to have, and we will try to return the favor.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.

david


Archived Emails Cast Harsh Light on Peanut Executive

Once again the importance of archiving email is revealed in the recent scandal involving tainted peanut butter and the executive who issued orders to ship peanut products that tested positive for salmonella. See, for example, this Wall Street Journal article. Internal company emails were examined by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to reveal the truth.

The article underscores the importance of archiving email for its business content. For matters of business content, intellectual property, and as a record of written statements made by employees, all companies must adopt an email policy for retention and consider carefully how they will respond to investigations and requests for email records. An email archival solution is designed to retain email and make it accessible for quick search and discovery. ... Bob Spurzem

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About Ferris Research

Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
  Feb 26, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: February 26, 2009
 
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Georgia's Own Credit Union Adds Data Loss Prevention With Code Green DLP Solution
$1 Billion Institution Relies on CI-1500 Appliance for Precision Data Inspection
Comment on Code Green 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.
Messaging & Collaboration

Trend Micro Leads in Antispam  
Comment on Trend Micro here

Pitney Bowes Business Insight Offers DAT-MAIL MSP to Mailers who Want to Participate in Intelligent Mail Full Service
Pitney Bowes Business Insight has chosen to partner with Window Book, Inc's DAT-MAIL MSP Mailing Software to provide a fully compliant Intelligent Mail Full Service solution

SPAMfighter Launches New Spam Filter for IBM Lotus Notes
New anti-spam tool offers instant protection, seamless integration and worry-free administration for IBM Lotus Domino Platform

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... Exchange Losing Ground to Gmail in SMB

Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.

Blog Item(s)

CA's Acquisition of Orchestria
We're Seeking Input

We're writing an analysis of CA's recent acquisition of Orchestria. We'd like to hear from anyone that can help us with the following:

  • Orchestria's revenue and profit/loss history
  • Terms of the deal
  • The main business problems Orchestria faced over the last two years
  • How Orchestria sought a buyer, and how the negotiations with CA proceeded
  • External funding received by Orchestria during its history
  • The main challenges CA will face in making the acquisition a success
  • Comparable transactions. We know about McAfee/Reconnex, Symantec/Vontu, EMC/Tablus, and Websense/PortAuthority
  • Related acquisitions by CA: price paid, and price/revenue multiple. We know about Netegrity and iLumin
  • Any Orchestria technology that will be made redundant as a result of the acquisition. Ie, Orchestria technology that won't be used by CA
  • CA's identity and access management revenues
  • Any other information that's relevant!

Contact David Ferris on +1 415 367 3436, or david.ferris@ferris.com. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will assume that all communications are confidential. In return, let us know any transaction information you would like to have, and we will try to return the favor.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.

david


Mailprotector: Malware SaaS

We've just heard about Mailprotector, an in-the-cloud email threat control service. Main features are:

  • Spam control
  • Virus, phishing, malware control
  • Policy and compliance enforcement
  • Data loss prevention
  • Encryption--inbound and outbound via TLS
  • Availability and continuity
  • Hosted messaging and collaboration

Pricing varies from around $4/user/month down to $0.65/user/month, depending on volumes.

Mailprotector does around $2M/year in revenues, and has been in existence since 2002. The business is obviously very small compared to the established market leaders such as Google/Postini, Symantec/MessageLabs, and MX Logic. Mailprotector feels its main strengths include ease of use, good accessibility to technical support, and easy contractual terms. Its main focus is on SMBs.

Overall thought: If this company has good technology, then probably the best thing would be for it to sell through OEM partners, and perhaps be acquired by a major one that can give it good leverage. ... David Ferris

(Comments?)

 

Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

For more reports, visit our reports page.

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About Ferris Research

Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
  Feb 25, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: February 25, 2009
 
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Voltage Security Introduces Powerful New Email Encryption Capabilities
Voltage SecureMail Upgrade Enables Enterprises with Greater Compliance, Usability and Scalability Features

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.

OrangeLT Releases Educational Paper on Time, Risk, and Costs of E-Discovery
Orange Paper Highlights and Compares Time, Risk and Cost Factors in Electronic Discovery

Mimosa Expands European Operations to France and Southern Europe to Extend Leadership Position in Email, File Archiving and Sharepoint
Email Archiving Leader Delivers Next-Generation Archiving Solution, Mimosa NearPoint, to Markets in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and North Africa
Comment on Mimosa here

Messaging & Collaboration

VISTO to Acquire Good Technology from Motorola
Acquisition will extend VISTO's mobility offerings and expand its base of customers to include many of the Fortune 500

BoxTone Management Software v4.0 for BlackBerry Platform Unveiled at Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit  

Smart Button Chooses SocketLabs Email Delivery Platform  

Novell announces broad collaboration with VMware to build SUSE Linux Enterprise appliances on VMware ESX  

Antenna Software Debuts First Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) Solution Integrated With a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform
AMP IM Enables Secure, Auditable, and Real-Time Collaboration Across Multiple Device Platforms

Third Brigade Demonstrates Cloud Computing Security that Maximizes Cloud Deployment Choices
Securing Private and Public Cloud Resources, Third Brigade Free Software Protects Virtual Machines in 29 Countries to Help Mitigate Risks

Cemaphore Systems Refreshes MailShadow Family with Enhancements for Mobile Users and Enterprises

Telecommunication Company Retires Lotus Notes and Becomes a Ceryx Customer and White-label Reseller  

L-Soft's LISTSERV Maestro 4.0 Released Today
Upgrade of Email Marketing Software Advances Permission-Based Targeting, Tracking and Analytics

Genius.com Taps Message Systems to Enhance Message Management Capabilities for Rapidly Growing Customer Base
Leading B2B Marketing Solutions Provider Selects Message Systems' Platform for Increased Email Throughput, Real-Time Visibility and Expanded Scalability

Notify Technology Licenses Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Technology
Notify incorporates the Exchange ActiveSync Protocol into its wireless software products

StrongMail Integrates with Coremetrics LIVEmail for Closed-Loop Email Marketing
Coremetrics Connect Certification enables advanced behavioral targeting capabilities within StrongMail's powerful email marketing solution

New Yugma SE (Skype Edition) for Instant Web Conferencing  

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... The Benefits of Real-Time Collaboration, Exchange Losing Ground to Gmail in SMB

Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.

Blog Item(s)

CA's Acquisition of Orchestria
We're Seeking Input

We're writing an analysis of CA's recent acquisition of Orchestria. We'd like to hear from anyone that can help us with the following:

  • Orchestria's revenue and profit/loss history
  • Terms of the deal
  • The main business problems Orchestria faced over the last two years
  • How Orchestria sought a buyer, and how the negotiations with CA proceeded
  • External funding received by Orchestria during its history
  • The main challenges CA will face in making the acquisition a success
  • Comparable transactions. We know about McAfee/Reconnex, Symantec/Vontu, EMC/Tablus, and Websense/PortAuthority
  • Related acquisitions by CA: price paid, and price/revenue multiple. We know about Netegrity and iLumin
  • Any Orchestria technology that will be made redundant as a result of the acquisition. Ie, Orchestria technology that won't be used by CA
  • CA's identity and access management revenues
  • Any other information that's relevant!

Contact David Ferris on +1 415 367 3436, or david.ferris@ferris.com. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will assume that all communications are confidential. In return, let us know any transaction information you would like to have, and we will try to return the favor.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.

david


Systems Management Moving to the Cloud

With cloud computing evolving rapidly, a number of vendors have taken the systems management model into the cloud. One of these is San Francisco-based Tap In Systems. It is one of the first vendors we’re aware of making use of the virtual servers (called "instances" in Amazon Web Services speak) in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure to address on-premises and cloud-based systems management.

Similarly, another Bay Area company, Hyperic, provides solutions to monitor your apps wherever they are located, and has also built out a free dashboard called CloudStatus to report on availability of Google Apps and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

We expect this to be the leading edge of a multiyear transition of traditional systems management solutions over to the cloud. Similar trends are already under way in the archiving arena (e.g., LiveOffice, Postini, Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services) and e-discovery markets (e.g., CaseCentral, CT Summation).

The question, of course, is when and how fast will the transition happen? If you have thoughts or early experiences on any of this, we'd love to hear from you! ... David Sengupta

(Comments?)


Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

For more reports, visit our reports page.

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About Ferris Research

Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Monday, February 23, 2009
  Feb 24, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: February 24, 2009
 
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Iron Mountain Digital Introduces the Industry's First Enterprise Solution for Cloud-Based File Archiving
On-Demand Long-Term Storage Service Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Storing Inactive Data
Comment on Iron Mountain 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.

Messaging Architects Introduces New Solution to Manage Growing Email Volume and Decrease Storage Costs
New M+SecureStore enables high volumes of email to be stored in a compliant, clustered environment at a fraction of the cost of other high-performance storage systems

Messaging & Collaboration

Bizanga completes $8 Million Funding Round led by Crédit Agricole Private Equity - Galileo reinvests  

Active Gossip Threads

Latest Buzz ... Exchange 14 Addresses Storage Management

Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.

Blog Item(s)

CA's Acquisition of Orchestria
We're Seeking Input

We're writing an analysis of CA's recent acquisition of Orchestria. We'd like to hear from anyone that can help us with the following:

  • Orchestria's revenue and profit/loss history
  • Terms of the deal
  • The main business problems Orchestria faced over the last two years
  • How Orchestria sought a buyer, and how the negotiations with CA proceeded
  • External funding received by Orchestria during its history
  • The main challenges CA will face in making the acquisition a success
  • Comparable transactions. We know about McAfee/Reconnex, Symantec/Vontu, EMC/Tablus, and Websense/PortAuthority
  • Related acquisitions by CA: price paid, and price/revenue multiple. We know about Netegrity and iLumin
  • Any Orchestria technology that will be made redundant as a result of the acquisition. Ie, Orchestria technology that won't be used by CA
  • CA's identity and access management revenues
  • Any other information that's relevant!

Contact David Ferris on +1 415 367 3436, or david.ferris@ferris.com. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will assume that all communications are confidential. In return, let us know any transaction information you would like to have, and we will try to return the favor.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.

david


The State of Microsoft-Based Real-Time Collaboration

The February 3 announcement of the availability of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS) makes it timely to review the state of Microsoft real-time collaboration. To recap, OCS provides instant messaging, presence, interactive voice (1-1 and conferencing), Web conferencing, and desktop sharing. It delivers this through its Office Communicator 2007 rich client, which also has a Web browser version. OCS is almost always run in conjunction with Microsoft Exchange, because of the tight synergism with email, calendaring, and Active Directory.

OCS is still in the early days of what promises to be an exciting and distinguished future:

  • Many Exchange users haven't installed OCS yet. Companies have traditionally deployed OCS if they have Exchange in-house and want corporate instant messaging.
  • Most OCS users start out with the instant messaging and presence elements, and by and large they still remain with just instant messaging and presence. New features in R2 include team calling, receptionist call management capabilities, and group chat (formerly Parlano) capabilities. Microsoft has created a YouTube channel focused on OCS 2007 R2 here.

OCS customers are now beginning to evaluate OCS as a replacement for their existing telephony services. This enables them to move away from expensive and esoteric PBXs and voicemail systems. Dedicated voice wiring also goes away, because the traffic goes over data links. It also means they can move away from expensive phone conferencing services.

Desktop phones need to be replaced with OCS-compatible ones, which can be costly. Their cost is likely to come down soon. Also, not every desk phone needs to be replaced, and in some cases a laptop serves as the desk phone. Frequently, the need to replace an obsolescent PBX or voicemail system -- or to renew maintenance on such a system -- acts as the catalyst for OCS-based VoIP services.

OCS users are also beginning to look at the replacement of their current Web conferencing services, such as Cisco WebEx. These have poor integration with Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft's telephony and Web conferencing offerings, delivered through OCS, are evolving nicely. Microsoft continues to develop them. Five years hence, they'll be commonplace. It's natural to deliver such services over VoIP, integrating them with rich directory-, presence-, and calendar-based repositories. ... David Ferris and David Sengupta

(Comments?)

 

Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

For more reports, visit our reports page.

Recent Ferris Webcasts:

About Ferris Research

Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
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