DEMOfall Showcased Interesting Messaging/Collaboration Start-ups (part 1)

Just as with all DEMO conferences, this year’s DEMOfall in San Diego consisted of a series of six-minute pitches — 67 across two days. Here’s a selection, focusing on messaging and collaboration companies. Each comes complete with a link to a video of the vendor’s six-minute pitch: System One — Automatically builds Wikis. Searches local […]... read more »

Stock Spam Hits Cellphones

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DEMOfall Showcased Interesting Messaging/Collaboration Start-ups (part 2)

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Trend Micro InterCloud Security

Trend Micro announced InterCloud Security, its solution for identifying botnet activity. Analyzes aggregated application and network infrastructure data, including DNS queries and Border Gateway Protocol routing tables, to detect aberrant botnet-related behavior. Available 4Q2006.... read more »

Six Hot Security Products

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Email Archiving Architectures Are Evolving

Email Archiving Architectures Are Evolving... read more »

Now There Are Two Vendors of Identity-Based Encryption

Voltage Security is becoming known for its easy-to-use encryption software, which bases the key management on a user’s identity — typically, the user’s email address. This has many advantages over traditional public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions, as we pointed out in a recent report. Now, there’s a new kid on the Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) block […]... read more »

Writeley — Good Model for Some Types of Document Collaboration

Writely is a Web-based word processor, now owned by Google. It is easy to use, with a good range of word processing features. If you think of it as a straight replacement for Word, it is unexciting. Features are not so broad, and it relies on a fast Internet connection. Two other applications are much […]... read more »

Oracle 1Q2007: Revenue $3.6b Profit $670m

Oracle released results for 1Q2007 ended August 31, 2006. Revenue increased 30% to $3.6 billion with a GAAP net income of $670 million. read more »

Clearswift MIMEsweeper for Exchange v5.2 & MIMEsweeper for Domino v8.0

Clearswift released version 5.2 of MIMEsweeper for Exchange and version 8.0 of MIMEsweeper for Domino, its email security solutions. Key enhancements: greater scalability, enhanced management functionality and improved threat detection capabilities. Available immediately. read more »

Beware the High Cost of Electronic Discovery

In a recently publicized case, Quinby v. WestLB, court filings reveal that 180 magnetic backup tapes were searched and produced over 650,000 pages of evidence. The discovery costs totaled more than $480,000, not including the cost of diverting IT personnel to collect tapes and live email. Plus there was the additional cost of 10 to […]... read more »

DYS Analytics Collaboration CONTROL!

DYS Analytics announced that Collaboration CONTROL!, its solution that monitors, analyzes and reports on IM and Web conference usage, now supports IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5 read more »

AXS-One Compliance Platform v3.5.5

AXS-One announced version 3.5.5 of AXS-One Compliance Platform, its archiving solution. Key enhancements: enhanced .pst management and file system archiving; Active Case Management which allows users to create manageable case files that can be automatically updated to respond to ongoing investigations, audits or legal proceedings; and extended supervisory review, among others. Available November 2006. read more »

EMC Acquisition of RSA Security and Network Intelligence

EMC announced it has completed the acquisition of RSA Security, a provider of identity and access management solutions, for approximately $2.1 billion. EMC also announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Network Intelligence, a provider of compliance and security solutions. The acquisition is expected to close in September 2006. read more »

Trend Micro Internet Security 2007

Trend Micro announced the 2007 version Internet Security. Key enhancements: integrated anti-spyware/antivirus engine and library, Venus Spy Trap behavioral monitoring, and Rootkit Common Module that specifically blocks rootkits, among others. Available immediately.... read more »

Vouch By Reference — Emerging Standard for Domain Reputation

As we mentioned yesterday, the Domain Assurance Council plans to help the industry create a standard way for organizations to "vouch" for a sending domain. The group will do that by publishing reputation or accreditation data about a domain name in a standard form. The standard will be known as Vouch By Reference (VBR). For […]... read more »

Domain Assurance Council — Interesting New Trade Body

The Domain Assurance Council (DAC) is a new trade body representing organizations that certify or accredit email sending organizations and customers of those organizations. Examples of such organizations include Habeas and Goodmail; their customers are typically ISPs and spam control technology vendors. With sender authentication or authorization standards such as SPF and DKIM becoming more […]... read more »

SurfControl 4Q2006: Revenue $27.6m Profit $1.5m

SurfControl released results for 4Q2006 ended June 30.� Revenue increased 6% to $27.6 million with net income of $1.5 million.... read more »

Norton AntiVirus 2007 and Norton Internet Security 2007

Symantec announced the 2007 versions of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security. AntiVirus key enhancements: zero day attack protection, rootkit detection and enhanced scanning capabilities, among others. Internet Security key enhancements: transaction security technology, phishing protection, and enhanced firewall that automatically configures itself to allow good applications, among others. Available September 2006. read more »

Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway Virtual Edition

Proofpoint announced Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway Virtual Edition, its virtual appliance for messaging security. Provides all of the same anti-spam, anti-virus, data privacy and intellectual property leak prevention features found in ProofpointÂ’s physical appliances in a virtual appliance for VMware’s virtualization products. Available 4Q2006. read more »

McAfee VirusScan Mobile

McAfee released McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise Edition for the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. Protects Windows Mobile 5.0 user devices from attacks via SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and other entry points. Available immediately. read more »

Ferris blog : Third-Party Wireless Email Middleware Will Go Away

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Centralized Remediation in Content Control is Passé

Organizations typically rely on a central group of security-minded staff to "remediate" or resolve improper or private content quarantined by an outbound content control system. This group may handle thousands of messages a day in large enterprises. Each message needs to be scanned and then a decision needs to be made to either delete it, […]... read more »

Centralized Remediation in Content Control is Passé

Organizations typically rely on a central group of security-minded staff to remediate or resolve improper or private content quarantined by an outbound content control system. This group may handle thousands of messages a day in large enterprises. Each message needs…... read more »

Combining Concepts Improves Efficiency in Content Control Systems

Combining Concepts Improves Efficiency in Content Control Systems... read more »

Third-Party Wireless Email Middleware Will Go Away

Third-party wireless email middleware will go away in a couple of years. Today’s solutions are a stopgap — in the future, the functionality will be incorporated into the email server. Microsoft is already doing this with Exchange 2007 and has its sights directly aimed at the likes of RIM (makers of the BlackBerry). Some vendors […]... read more »

Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow

Ziff Davis will present Security Solutions Virtual Tradeshow: Balancing the Need for Heightened Security and Increased Access on September 13-14, 2006 from 9:00 AM until 5:45 PM EDT. The live two-day virtual tradeshow will discuss the latest security threats facing companies and the necessary action items that must be taken in order to protect data. […]... read more »

Sybase Acquires Mobile 365 — Assessment

Sybase is already an important provider of solutions that help companies integrate mobile phones with their business. It focuses on the integration of email applications and custom data applications, such as sales force or delivery support systems. On September 5, 2006, Sybase announced it will acquire Mobile 365, which mainly: Provides SMS interoperability between mobile […]... read more »

Exchange Journaling Has Implementation Snags for Archiving

Email Archiving Allows Fast Exchange 5.5 Migration

Archiving of Instant Messages Not Required, But Will Grow

Archiving of Instant Messages Not Required, But Will Grow... read more »

New Local Replication for Exchange 2007

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Interesting Scalable Email Archiving Product

Mimosa Systems, a Silicon Valley software start-up, markets an email archiving product that offers an interesting new approach to email archiving with potentially significant benefits. Email archiving grows in importance each day for managing mailbox capacity, satisfying stringent regulatory and litigation readiness requirements. Traditional email archiving solutions for Microsoft Exchange rely on client access APIs […]... read more »

Mobile search is a different beast

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Open Text 4Q2006: Revenue $105m Profit $7.8m

Open Text released results for 4Q2006 ended June 30. Revenue decreased 4% to $105 million with a GAAP net income of $7.8 million. read more »