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May 18 2007   9:01AM GMT

The world’s first virtual appliance for email archiving, electronic discovery and data leaks — not.

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Wednesday, May 16th, Concord MA. based company InBoxer Inc. launched a virtual appliance for email archiving, electronic discovery  and real-time leak alerts on Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange. The press release headline reads Inboxer launches world’s first virtual appliance for email archiving, electronic discovery and data leaks.

“By going virtual,” the release reads. “We bring flexibility and scalability to the archiving, discovery and data leak markets. Without special hardware, we can cut costs and re-define the market.”

It’s a bit late to release the “world’s first” virtual email archiving product and “redefine the market.” Network World article InBoxer announces virtualized version of compliance appliance — which mainly reiterates InBoxer’s press release material– also points out that  Proofpoint released Messaging Security Gateway, a virtualized email security appliances,  last September.  This product offers protection against spam and viruses from inbound messages, emerging viruses, harvest attacks and a veritable potpourris of compliance, data filtering, search and management tools.   

Despite InBoxer Inc.’s claim to innovation, it’s probably worthwhile for channel professionals to note the bullet points:  low overhead, less energy consumption and — most importantly for the channel– customized systems within which resellers can create and customize products on pre-existing platforms.The virtual appliance will enable large and small businesses to deploy hardware configurations custom-designed to their needs. If you can get beyond the marketing hype ,  Inbox, Inc.’s Partners & Resellers web page might be worth a visit.  

 –Esther Friedman

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  • Brein Matturro
    Esther -- While Proofpoint did release their messaging security gateway product several months ago, it does not provide email archiving or electronic discovery features. InBoxer never claimed to be the first product in the message security sapce, just the first in our market. Roger Matus Chief Executive Officer InBoxer, Inc. Blog: http://www.DeathByEmail.com
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