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E-Discovery Moves In-House, Market Leaders Expand

The e-discovery market has had a long time to mature — and it still has room to grow. Gartner predicts the market will grow from its current value of $1.8 billion to $3.1 billion by 2018.

The market is also in the midst of significant change. Enterprises are moving away from service providers for identification, preservation, collection and processing of data to in-house data management and discovery.

Does Your Cyber Security Strategy Include Shadow IT?

Cyber security are words that organizations need to become more familiar with. We may hear it in the news from time to time when there’s a hacking incident, but putting your information at risk doesn’t always manifest itself so publicly. Unless you’re fully informed on the security issues within your organization, chances are your information is already at risk.

Gartner MQ Leaders for Secure Email Gateways: Cisco, McAfee, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Symantec

Gartner MQ Leaders Secure Email GatewaysEarlier in the week we saw that the market for Secure Email Gateways (SEG) is a mature one with low digit growth expected annually over the coming years. We also saw that it is characterized by a move towards SaaS models with most vendors providing some kind of service offering. It is also dominated by five big vendors that have been in the market since the beginning.

Gartner MQ Secure Email Gateways: Market Moves to SaaS, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Symantec Dominant

Gartner MQ Secure Email Gateways: Market Moves to SaaS, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Symantec DominantIf Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways is anything to go by, email security is still a major concern for many enterprises. As a result, the market grew by nearly 2% last year. Some vendors, however, are bucking the low-growth trend with Proofpoint and Symantec showing double digit growth as potential buyers look to SaaS deployments.

Gartner e-Discovery MQ: 9 Leaders, 4 Main Criteria, A Consolidating Market

We have already seen that the current e-discovery market is characterized by consolidation and the emergence of a number of very large vendors. In spite of this, Garter’s Magic Quadrant for this space is still extremely competitive with 23 vendors overall, and nine in the Leader’s quadrant. The Leaders, we have also seen, can cover just about any aspect of information management from discovery to storage or retrieval.

Gartner e-Discovery MQ: Market Consolidation Led By HP-Autonomy, Recommind, Symantec

Gartner's e-Discovery MQ.jpgFor anyone that had doubts about the volatility of the e-discovery market, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery should put those doubts to bed. In the coming two years the number of firms claiming to offer e-discovery products or services will plunge by 25%, while the market will be characterized by consolidation, with the emergence of a handful of large vendors.

Symantec: Mobile Devices Are Now Becoming Hostages Held for Ransom

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Mobile devices have truly grown up. Security firm Symantec has found what it believes is the first ransomeware threat that targets mobile devices. 

Cloud Computing: Back to the Future

We may as well admit it, cloud computing has been changing our lives for some time now. When was the last time you didn't save something to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive or Box? Most, if not all of your information lives somewhere in the ether. Hard drives may come and go, but thanks to the cloud, your life can go on, practically unscathed.

How to Create a Successful BYOD Policy [Infographic]

Everyone has an opinion about Bring Your Own Device policies. Regardless of what you think about it, BYOD ranks high on IT’s lists of mobile concerns and has companies and vendors alike scrambling to accommodate the growing proliferation of mobile devices. Still, we’re so caught up in talking about BYOD, that we haven’t considered how to actually create a BYOD policy. Until now.

Got Website Security? IDG Report Indicates Many Organizations Are Unprepared

American companies can expect an online security breach about once every four years, but many organizations appear unprepared. That’s a key takeaway from a IDG's new report on Website security.

Symantec Surevey Reveals More Retention Plans, More Risk

symantec_logo_2012.jpgSymantec’s 2011 Information Retention and eDiscovery survey found nearly half of respondents do not have an information retention plan in place. Thirty percent are only in the process of discussing how to do so, and 14% have no plan. A year later, according to the 2012 Information Retention and eDiscovery Survey, the percentage of organizations without a formal information retention plan dropped by half.

How Cloud Computing Is Shaping Your Business, How Business Is Shaping The Cloud

There have been numerous reports over the years on how cloud computing has developed, how businesses are taking to it, and how it is being used in the home. However, little enough research has been done to assess what vendors think about it. A new report aims to remedy that.

Forrester Wave: Where Enterprises Should Turn for Content Security

As we near the end of 2012, it seems like the perfect time to rehash one of the big themes that has pre-occupied enterprises over the past 12 months -- content security. Forrester's Wave Report takes it one step further -- taking an in-depth look at the area of security that enterprises really need to take note of. 

Symantec Points to Secretive Airpush Ad Practices on Free Android Apps

When it comes to free apps for Android smartphones, it’s downloader beware. According to new information from security firm Symantec, as well as other reports, free apps for Google’s Android platform deliver far more than they indicate. 

Symantec Survey Reveals Risky State of Information in the Enterprise

Symantec Survey Reveals Risky State of Information in the EnterpriseOne of the advantages that cloud technologies have afforded us is the ability to share and access content without having to create more than one copy. So you’d think there would be a lot less document duplication in the enterprise. But according to a new report from Symantec, you’d be wrong.

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