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Ferris Analyst Receives 25,000 Spam Messages Over Two Days

Late last week, a spammer decided to send a large run of spam messages in my name. We estimate that in the space of 48 hours, the spammer’s botnet spewed 10 million messages that appeared to come from one of my privately owned domains. A small percentage of those messages bounced, resulting in 25,000 bounces... read more »

The attraction of instant messaging

Article discussing the IM in the enterprise and how it is replacing email for casual communications. read more »

SWING Integrator 5 Provides Better Ties between Lotus Notes and OpenOffice

SWING Software released version 5 of SWING Integrator, its Office integration toolkit for Lotus Notes and Domino developers. Adds OpenOffice integration with IBM Lotus Notes applications. Available immediately. read more »

Azaleos Provides Free Microsoft Exchange Cost Calculator Tool

Azaleos released Exchange TCO, its TCO calculator for Exchange. Analyzes of the costs of running Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 incorporating data collected from hundreds of customers to provide assumptions about software, hardware, archiving, management, monitoring, and IT resource costs associated with operating Exchange. Available immediately. read more »

F-Secure Client Security 7 offers deep proactive protection for the corporate world

F-Secure announced version 7 of F-Secure Client Security, its anti-virus solution. Key enhancements: F-Secure DeepGuard application to provide zero-day protection against previously unknown malware, integrated F-Secure BlackLight rootkit scanning, and new scanning options, among others. Available 1Q2007. read more »

Accelerate Your Adoption of Application Security Practices

Secure Software will host “Accelerate Your Adoption of Application Security Practices,” it webinar, on December 5, 2006 at 2:00 pm EST. Highlights: application security program needs continue to be driven by compliance demands and the growing number of exploits at the application layer, Yankee Group presentation on current industry perspectives and best practices, and learn... read more »

SkillSoft Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2007 Results

SkillSoft released results for 3Q2007 ended October 31, 2006. Revenue increased 6% to $57.1 million with net income of $7.1 million. read more »

NaviSite Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Results

NaviSite released results for 1Q2007 ended October 31, 2006. Revenue increased 12% to $28.5 million with a net loss of $2.6 million. read more »

Synchronica announces Mobile Manager 1.3

Synchronica released version 1.3 of MobileManager, its mobile device management and synchronization solution. Key enhancements: support for Series 60, 80 and 90 Symbian Smartphones, query devices and display parameters in a web browser for remote diagnosis, and improved management functions, among others. Available immediately. read more »

CommVault Streamlines Legal Search and Discovery of Enterprise E-mail

CommVault announced Outlook Add-in, its discovery search capability for the Outlook client. Allows cross-mailbox discovery searches in an Exchange environment through an extension to the Outlook client. Available immediately. read more »

Insight Connector 3.1.1 Released

Bynari released version 3.1.1 of Insight Connector, its plug-in that allows native Outlook groupware capabilities without the need for an Exchange server. Key enhancements: grouping support, reminder message when selecting a folder without ACL support enabled, voting button support, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Finjan’s Award-Winning Vital Security Version 8.4 Sets New Standard for Proactive Web Security

Finjan released version 8.4 of Vital Security, its web security appliances. Key enhancements: security enhancements, improved performance, and enhanced manageability, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Clearswift simplifies enterprise Web security with MIMEsweeper Web Appliance

Clearswift released MIMEsweeper Web Appliance, its web security appliance. Key features: content security engine, URL blocker and anti-virus and anti-spyware; among others. Available immediately. read more »

VeriSign To Acquire inCode Wireless

VeriSign announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire inCode Wireless, a global business and technology consulting firm specializing in the wireless marketplace, for approximately $52 million. read more »

OZ raises USD$34 million in second round of financing

OZ announced that it has raised $34 million in its second round of financing from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, VantagePoint Venture Partners, and Fonds de Solidarite. read more »

Perceptive Software Releases ImageNow 6.0 Sunflower

Perceptive Software released version 6.0 of ImageNow Sunflower, its document management, imaging and workflow solution. Key enhancements: version control and library services, digital signatures, and ImageNow Projects which enable related documents to be grouped as one object while retaining the unique properties of each document, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Esnatech Extends Enterprise UC to Mobile Devices

Esna Technologies released Mobile UC, its application extension for Unified communications platform Telephony Office-LinX version 7.0. Extends the communication, presence management, mobility and messaging capabilities of the Unified Communication system allowing mobile business users to coordinate conversations, collaborate with colleagues, view voicemail messages, screen unwanted telephone calls and interruptions, and securely access personal and corporate... read more »

InBoxer Enables Companies to Meet New Federal Rules for Email Retrieval That Start December 1

InBoxer announced version 2 of InBoxer Anti-Risk Appliance, its email monitoring solution. Key features: capture and processing of email messages – inbound, outbound, and internal, analysis of the entire text of every message, categorization of every message using about 70 risk categories representing the most risk common concerns, among others. Available immediately. read more »

World-Class Speaker Line-up for 3GSM World Congress 2007

3GSM World Congress 2007 will be held February 12-15, 2007 at the Fira de Barcelona – Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain. Conference includes keynote sessions featuring chief executives from the leading global mobile operators, equipment vendors and content providers; three tracks – CEO Strategies for Growth, Technology Symposium, and Mobile Entertainment Summit; and GSMA Annual Government... read more »

InBoxer Enables Companies to Meet New Federal Rules for Email Retrieval That Start Dec. 1

Article discussing a statement from the EU that unsolicited emails continue to plague Europeans and account for between 50 and 80 percent of all messages sent to mail inboxes. read more »

Email Archiving: Reporting Needs to Be More Interactive

Emerging Messaging Technologies

This free event consists of short presentations from interesting new companies with promising and innovative technology. Ferris Research Senior Analysts David Ferris and Nick Shelness comment on each of the technologies and then moderate a general discussion session.... read more »

Spam rates rise; will legal tactics improve?

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It’s the End of the Line for Eudora’s WorldMail Server

There was an extra item tucked into Qualcomm’s end-of-life announcement about the Eudora client — almost going unnoticed earlier this month. Qualcomm’s also getting out of the email server business — the Eudora WorldMail server is no more. However, WorldMail customers need not despair. WorldMail is actually a licensed version of Rockliffe MailSite. Rockliffe has... read more »

Proginet Announces First Quarter Results, Annual Shareholder Meeting To Take Place

Proginet released results for 1Q2007 ended October 31, 2006. Revenue decreased 11% to $1.92 million with a net loss of $98,950. read more »

Email Access and Notification Available Today From Any Telephone

Ifbyphone announced an updated version of Ifbyphone, its voice based Email client. Adds an enhanced email notification service, enabling users to control the scanning and notification times and specify the word or phrases to search for in an email’s sender, subject, and or body. read more »

Remote Emailing Just Got Easier with ActiveSend Personal

Messageware released ActiveSend Personal, its productivity software that integrates Outlook Web Access with Microsoft Office and other desktop applications. Key features: allows Outlook Web Access users to send email from within any Microsoft Office application and activates hyperlinks in email, documents and web pages for single-click emailing. Available immediately. read more »

Anti-Spam 3.0 Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1) is Released

Kaspersky released maintenance pack 1 for Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0. Key enhancements: improved filtering of image-based spam, extended UDS data transfer protocol, and bug fixes, among others. Available immediately. read more »

European Union Attempting to Stop Dangerous E-mail

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Rising Text Spam No Cause For Concern, says Marshal

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Exchange 2007 and Messaging Information Management

In the past, IT has focused almost exclusively on service management. The top priorities of messaging managers are typically: Ensuring performance and availability Measuring system health Sticking to service level agreements The ever-increasing interest in compliance has added a new focus on information management. Optimizing Exchange infrastructures to facilitate search, accessibility, security, and compliance control... read more »

Docucorp Announces First Quarter Results

Docucorp released results for 1Q2007 ended October 31, 2006. Revenue increased 4% to $21.7 million with net income of $765,000. read more »

AXS-One Reports Financial Results For Third Quarter of 2006

AXS-One released results for 3Q2006 ended September 30. Revenue decreased 40% to $2.2 million with a net loss of $2.8 million. read more »

Polycom Enhances Unified Conferencing Bridges to Drive Increased Organizational Efficiency and Productivity

Polycom announced version 8 of MGC/MGC+, its unified conferencing bridges. Key enhancements: expanded on-demand conferencing capabilities, improved conference initiation and access from inside and outside the organization, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Join Novell for the Analyst Summit at BrainShare 2007

Novell BrainShare 2007 will be held March 18-23, 2007 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Novell user group geared towards implementing the enterprise networked solutions with NetWare, GroupWise, or new Linux solutions. read more »