Websense Acquires PortAuthority

Websense, a firm specializing in URL filtering, announced it is acquiring PortAuthority. PortAuthority specializes in information leak prevention technology–e.g., scanning emails and file directories. This illustrates several related trends: Different companies have evolved to protect against different types of threats. For example, some firms have protected against email-based nastiness, others against Web-based nastiness. Increasingly, customers […]... read more »

Oracle Q2 profit rises 21 percent

Oracle released results for 2Q2007 ended November 30, 2006. Revenue increased 26% to $4.16 billion with a GAAP net income of $967 million. read more »

Check Point to Acquire NFR Security

Check Point Software announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NFR Security, a provider of real-time threat prevention, for approximately $20 million. The acquisition is expected to close before YE2006. read more »

VoIP takes hold with small businesses

Article discussing VoIP in small and medium businesses with some 60 per cent considering investing in it during 2007. read more »

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 Gives Bloggers A Voice

Nuance Communications announced version 9 of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, its speech recognition solution. Eliminates the need to train the software at length to a user’s voice. Available immediately. read more »

Electronic Records Management – For Most, It’s Still “Waiting for Godot”

AIIM released results from its industry watch study on electronic records management. Found that end users still do not place sufficient emphasis on managing electronically stored information, and user confidence in this area lags behind that expressed for paper-based information. read more »

MobileSphere to Accelerate Growth and Adoption of Text Messaging in North America with Enhanced Version of Joopz Web Texting Service

MobileSphere released an updated version of Joopz, its web texting service Key features: two-way web texting, group broadcast, and scheduled texting, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Tumbleweed report highlights how stock-tip spam can have a negative impact

Tumbleweed Communications announced research findings on the correlation between waves of stock-tip spam and the short-term increase of stock trading volume and value. Tumbleweed observed the effects of “pump-and-dump” spamming scams seeking to inflate a penny stock’s price for a quick profit. Its analysis of various stocks targeted by spammers during 2006 shows these scams […]... read more »

Experts Reveal Important Tips for Successful Email Archiving