Friday 8 June 2007

Weird Story in Computerworld

Greetings from Vegas.

My chums at Computerworld have put up a very oddly-written story today. It seems that Kingfisher Bay, an Australian resort, was using an "aging" version of Symantec's spam filter. Surprise-surprise, old versions of spam filters don't work very well, letting through a lot of spam.

In fact, it turns out that the resort wasn't using the Symantec Brightmail technology at all. It was still using the old, pre-Brightmail engine. Oddly, Symantec still sells this -- can't see why that's a good idea.

Anyway, it sounds to me like the company decided it wanted to use a managed service, rather than an in-house solution. Many smaller organizations are making this choice. Their obvious targets are MessageLabs, Postini, Microsoft (née FrontBridge), or a bunch of smaller/regional providers.

In the end, they chose MessageLabs. Naturally, MessageLabs is crowing to the press about how it's gained a customer from Symantec.

But hang on, doesn't MessageLabs use Symantec Brightmail anti-spam for its service? How ironic...

Wednesday 6 June 2007

Greetings from Orlando

Greetings from Tech-Ed, where some enterprising soul pointed a cam at the keynote's opening skit.

Bob [Muglia], meet Bob!

Sunday 3 June 2007

See You at Microsoft's Tech-Ed or Symantec's Vision?

This week, I shaaall mostly be in Orlando, for Microsoft's Tech-Ed bash.

Next week: Vegas (baby) for Symantec's Vision.

Email or text me (+447789200701) for meetup coordinates.