Binary Tree exits Google Enterprise Partner program

by Shijaz Abdulla on 14.10.2010 at 09:11

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Binary Tree, the world’s leading provider of cross-platform messaging migration and coexistence solutions, announced today that it is dropping its business partnership with Google. This means the suspension of all sales and marketing efforts for its CMT for Google Apps email migration product, and the exodus from the Google Enterprise Partner Program. Binary Tree will redirect resources to focus completely on transitioning customers to Microsoft’s on-premises and cloud based solutions for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint.

Said Henry Bestritsky, Co-CEO of Binary Tree:

  • "It’s simply a matter of customer demand. The tremendous uptake we are seeing in the market for migrating to the Microsoft messaging and collaboration platform cannot be ignored. And that includes moving to the cloud-based versions of these solutions like Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). The customers we’ve talked to about moving to the cloud, regardless of their size, have told us that they don’t want to move to an e-mail system that offers less functionality and decreases their end user’s overall experience. They are used to a full-featured user experience for e-mail, calendaring and collaboration, and won’t compromise their user’s productivity to save a few bucks. Our goal is to focus our people, processes and technology on helping our clients and partners to transition to the optimal environment for their business value, and hands-down we feel that is the Microsoft platform.”

Stefan af Bjur, General Manager, Binary Tree Europe

  • "the companies we have spoken to in Europe have specific requirements for privacy and security that haven’t been met by Google’s hosted solutions. This is especially true of the multi-nationals with offices in Europe who have told me that they need these issues to be addressed and would also like to see a realistic roadmap from Google before even considering their cloud. To date, Microsoft continues to be the preferred choice for cloud services from these types of companies, as shown by the recent decision of a global provider in transport and energy infrastructure based in France."

Companies like Coca-Cola Enterprises, Gerber, Ingersoll Rand, JPMorgan Chase, and many more have chosen Binary Tree’s suite of products to help them make the move to Microsoft.

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Forefront Protection for Exchange – Still Number One!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 02.07.2010 at 00:15

The July 2010 issue of the VirusBulletin issued today has another comparative report on anti-spam solutions.

In the latest comparative report, Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange still leads the competition with the highest spam catch detection rate and the lowest (zero) false positives rate. This is the third consecutive time that Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange got the highest final score in the VBspam comparative report.

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In this report (and also in the previous reports), Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange has shown remarkably better capabilities compared to Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky, and other competitive solutions.

Quote from the VBspam report:

With the second best spam catch rate overall and just a handful of false positives on the last occasion, Microsoft’s Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server seemed unlikely to improve on its past performance in this test. However, the product still managed to do that and a stunning spam catch rate of 99.96% combined with a total lack of false positives not only wins the product its sixth consecutive VBSpam award, but also gives it the highest final score for the third time in a row.

VirusBulletin’s detailed comparative reports can be downloaded by subscribers from www.virusbtn.com.

Do you already have Forefront Protection for Exchange?
It’s likely you already own the licenses for this award-winning anti-spam solution and you’re not aware of it.

  • If you run Exchange Server in your organization and you own Exchange Enterprise CALs for your users, then you are already licensed to use Forefront Protection for Exchange
  • If you have the Enterprise CAL Suite, you are already licensed to use Forefront Protection for Exchange
  • If you have the Forefront Security Suite in your license agreement, you are already licensed to use Forefront Protection for Exchange.

For more information, speak to your Microsoft account manager.

Comparing Forefront TMG with SonicWALL NSA

by Shijaz Abdulla on 03.06.2010 at 10:58

This post has been temporarily withdrawn for review. Providing accurate information on this blog is one of my priorities and I would like to thank all those who have provided clarification.