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The Hidden Costs of Email

Posted by Michael Osterman

Jun 19, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Osterman Research and Netmail conducted a large survey of organizations to determine the email system they have in place; the solutions they are using for anti-virus, anti-spam, data loss prevention, encryption, archiving and eDiscovery; and how much they are paying for their email infrastructure.

The median number of active mailboxes in use at the organizations surveyed was 4,650. To gain further insight into organizations’ email practices, we segmented the 365 completed surveys into small organizations (up to 500 active mailboxes), mid-sized organizations (501 to 5,000 mailboxes) and large organizations (5,001+ mailboxes).

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Topics: Email Encryption, Email Archiving, Electronic Information, anti-virus, Natmail Platform

A Paradigm Shift - Is Security Software (as we currently know it) Becoming Extinct?

Posted by Judi Kohn

Jun 3, 2014 10:27:00 AM

After marketing commercial antivirus software for over 25 years, Symantec Corp. recently announced that traditional antivirus software is dead and traditional antivirus tactics are doomed to failure. They stated that part of the problem is that an increasing number of exploits use novel rather than known malicious code, so signature-based defenses plus the use of heuristics to identify Zero-Day vulnerabilities is no longer enough. 

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Topics: Email Security, Email Management, data breach, anti-virus, cyber threats, security

It's no longer just about viruses

Posted by Frederic Bourget

Feb 27, 2014 2:46:00 PM

This week I am at the RSA conference in San Francisco and something just dawned on me. There is a significant gap in some of the questions and conversation I have with certain customers and the reality of malware. Not that any of this is new, it has evolved slowly over the last 5 years, but some perceptions have stayed the way they were 5 years ago. For some folks, virus scanning or anti-virus is a commodity and you either have it or you don’t. But the big picture is eluded – the analysis and deep understanding is not there.

It’s no longer just about viruses. Don’t get me wrong, there are still viruses out there, but the reality has evolved. Whereas the Melissa virus was the act of one individual trying to illustrate how good he was, malware is now just a tool in a broader industry. And this industry is about making money with your data.

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Topics: Email Security, anti-virus

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