A New Anti-Malware Hopeful

You don’t see many new product offerings dealing with spam, phishing, and virus control. The reason is that there are about 10 major players slogging it out — firms such as Symantec, Sophos, McAfee, Trend Micro, and so on. Smaller fry are tending to die, or be acquired. So we learned with interest about Anchiva […]... read more »

Teamspaces Supplant File Systems

Shared file systems used to be, and still are, common places to keep shared information. Shared email folders are another place to keep common information. Teamspaces (e.g., Microsoft SharePoint) contain a lot of structure. Among other things, they have a file store. As users get familiar with teamspaces, they often find that teamspaces are a […]... read more »

Hummingbird Ltd. To Be Acquired By Symphony Technology Group for US$26.75 per share

Hummingbird, a provider of integrated enterprise content management, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Symphony Technology Group under which it will be acquired for approximately US$465 million. The transaction is expected to close at the end of July, 2006. read more »

Serious flaw found in Symantec antivirus

Articles discussing a flaw in Symantec’s enterprise antivirus software that could be used by hackers to create a self-replicating worm attack against Symantec users. read more »

Teamspaces Need Backup and Recovery

Teamspaces contain a lot of valuable information, so they need good backups. Backup systems designed for teamspaces — that understand the structures involved and other metadata — are hard to find. Understanding of structure and metadata is important in a backup system if it is to work efficiently. This has to change, and will change […]... read more »

Blue Coat Reports Financial Results For Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006

Blue Coat Systems released results for 4Q2006 ended April 30. Revenue increased 27% to $35.9 million with a GAAP net loss of $2.6 million. read more »

The Secret Anti-Spammer Death Squads

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Getting compliance on the GRID

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Growing Third-Party Market for SharePoint

Microsoft’s SharePoint teamspace offering has gathered a lot of interest over the last 12 months. SharePoint is still a young product, and customers have much to gain from a market for third-party products. This is quickly appearing. Mostly, it’s small firms with specific niche tools and firms doing application development. The first major software vendor […]... read more »

Trend Micro Introduces Managed Email Security Services Offering for Small and Medium Businesses

Trend Micro announced Email Security Services, its hosted email protection service. Key features: web-based administration console, reports on threats blocked, and content filtering settings, among others. Available immediately.... read more »

Black Frog takes up Blue Frog spam challenge

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Exchange Messaging Management Market Leaders

Who are the main vendors of messaging management tools for Exchange? Not too long ago, the leaders were BMC (Patrol) and NetIQ. However, Microsoft beefed up its offerings and reduced the demand for NetIQ, which was recently acquired by Attachmate. The leaders today are Microsoft (MOM) and Quest (Spotlight on Exchange and MessageStats). Quest has […]... read more »

The Blue Frog Is Dead — Black Frog Rises From Its Ashes

Recently, we wrote about spammers attacking Blue Security (makers of the Blue Frog spam complaint system and the Do Not Intrude Registry opt-out system). It now appears that Blue Security has given up on its quest to make spammers honor opt-outs and has closed its doors. This seems to be due to a massive distributed […]... read more »

LEMONADE and P-IMAP: Terminology Getting Confused

LEMONADE and P-IMAP are both being promoted as open standards email technologies. We’ve seen a number of places where they are presented as being the same thing. But they’re different. Both LEMONADE and P-IMAP relate to Internet standard email and in particular to IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and SMTP (Simple Message Transfer Protocol): LEMONADE […]... read more »

Let Us Spam The Antispam List

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Search Engine Filters Out Spyware Sites

SME Alternative to Hosted Audio Conferencing Services

Large organizations use technology from vendors such as Cisco to provide an audio concall service. For small and medium-sized organizations, the choices are more limited. Usually they have to use either a hosted service or a limited-functionality consumer VoIP service such as Skype. The Sonexis ConferenceManager is an interesting option. This customer-premises box bridges both […]... read more »

Skype Move Accelerates VoIP Use

On May 15, consumer VoIP service Skype announced that calls over the Internet to conventional landline and mobile phones in the United States and Canada will henceforth be free. Until now, the charge has been about $0.02/minute for such calls. This will push Skype competitors, such as MSN, Yahoo, and AOL, to also provide free […]... read more »

Useful Tool to Discover SharePoint Teamspaces

SharePoint is spreading quickly, mainly driven by user enthusiasts rather than IT. At some point, IT is told to get involved; for example, to provide backups or ensure compliance with policies and regulations. At that point, IT has to identify all the different workspaces and their users. That’s not easy. Quest recently launched a useful […]... read more »

Sellent Reports Record Quarterly Revenues of $33.0 Million

Stellent released results for 4Q2006 ended March 31. Revenue increased 16% to $28.5 million with a GAAP net income of $2.5 million. read more »

AXS-One Reports Financial Results For First Quarter of 2006

AXS-One released results for 1Q2006 ended March 31. Revenue decreased 7% to $7.5 million with net loss of $2.7 million. read more »

LEMONADE Standard Improves Mobile Messaging Performance

U.S. Shifts Discovery to Procedures

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ratified changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which will take effect on December 1, 2006. These changes shift the rules of discovery in a legal proceeding from a focus on policies for electronic records retention, disposition, and preservation to a focus on procedures that will streamline evidence […]... read more »

EMC Acquires Interlink

EMC announced that it has acquired Interlink Group, an IT professional services firm that specializes in application development, IT infrastructure, enterprise integration, enterprise content management and customer relationship management for Microsoft environments. read more »

Enhancements to GFI MailSecurity 10 offers the industryÂ’s most comprehensive email security solution

GFI Software announced version 10 of GFI MailSecurity, its anti-virus solution. Key enhancements: new anti-virus engine, and RSS feeds for quarantine, among others. Available 3Q2006. read more »

Lotus SAP Integration Announcements, May 11, 2006

Lotus announced two products today, both available later this month. "Lotus Notes Access for SAP Solutions". Domino Designer application development tools for SAP, plus a series of out-of-the-box Notes front end applications/demos "IBM Workplace for SAP Software". Similar: provides SAP application development tools for Workplace, plus canned applications/demos Many Notes/Domino users use SAP, and Notes […]... read more »

Cost of Storage for Archived Voice Conversations Is Trivial

Suppose you record all of a user’s voice conversations, and keep them on hard disk storage. How much storage will be required, and what will it cost? First, some background: A pretty high-quality (CS-ACELP) digital encoding can be achieved at 8 kbits/sec. So this would require 3.6MB to store one hour of voice. A noticeably […]... read more »

EMC Acquires Kashya

EMC Corporation acquired Kashya, a provider of data replication and data protection software, for $153 million. read more »

Infrastrructure Enhancements Allow Seamless Integration Between Postini and Customer IT Solutions

Postini released Directory Sync capability and Single Sign-On interface, its administration solutions that more tightly integrate the Postini message management services platform with customers’ existing IT systems. Allow users, policies, authentication and authorizations to be defined at the customer premise and automatically synchronized with Postini’s services infrastructure. Available immediately. read more »

Cost of Storage Often a Poor Justifier for Investment

It’s sometimes argued that the high cost of hard disk storage is a good reason to invest in new auxiliary messaging technology, such as tape-based email archiving. However, some forms of disk storage are so cheap that such arguments may be invalid. One of the things that trips up many people is the huge (more […]... read more »

Open Text Reports Third Quarter 2006 Financial Results

Open Text released results for 3Q2006 ended March 31. Revenue decreased 4% to $101 million with a GAAP net income of $7.3 million. read more »

Quest Software Reports Record Revenues For First Quarter 2006

Quest Software released results for 1Q2006 ended March 31. Revenue increased 23% to $128 million with a GAAP net income of $6.6 million. read more »

Anti-Spam Gets Spam in its Mail

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A Lesson From a Famous Hacker at Infosecurity Europe 2006

We attended the Infosecurity Europe 2006 conference in London last week. A highlight of the conference sessions was the so-called Hackers’ Panel, which included Gary McKinnon (aka Solo), who is accused of hacking into 97 United States military and NASA computers and faces the threat of U.S. extradition from the United Kingdom. When asked how […]... read more »

Symantec and Industry Leaders Launch an Antifraud Community With Unprecedented Reach

Symantec announced the Symantec Phish Report Network, its antifraud community. Members contribute URLs they have identified as fraudulent Web sites to the network, Symantec then collects the data and distributes it to other network members. read more »