WHITE PAPERS

Here are our published white papers. Titles shown in purple are available for immediate download; titles shown in black will be sent upon request - please contact us at info@ostermanresearch.com.


  

Date White Paper Sponsor(s) 
March 2017 The Critical Importance of File Analysis ZL Technologies
January 2017 Techniques for Delaying with Ransomware, Business Email Compromise and Spearphishing Cyren, Forcepoint, HPE, KnowBe4 and PhishMe
January 2017

GDPR Compliance and Its Impact on Security and Data Protection Programs

Actiance, CipherCloud, Forcepoint, HPE, janusNET, Mimecast, Sonian and Waterford Technologies

December 2016

Best Practices for Protecting Your Data When Employees Leave Your Company

Archive360, Druva, Intralinks, OpenText, Sonian, Spanning by Dell EMC, ThinkHR and VMware

September 2016

Best Practices for eDiscovery and Regulatory Compliance inOffice 365 

Archive360, bluesource, Proofpoint, Smarsh, Sonian

September 2016 Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware

Barracuda, DomainTools, Intel Security, KnowBe4, Proofpoint, Spamhaus and Trustwave

August 2016 Important Considerations When Migrating Archives to the Cloud TransVault

June

2016

How to More Thoroughly Protect Email in Exchange Online

Forcepoint

May

2016

The What, the Why and the How of Hybrid Cloud

dinCloud, IBM, Intel Security, Juniper Networks, OpenText Cloud, Red Hat and SME

May

2016

Migration to Exchange Online and Office 365: A Step-by-Step Guide

AppRiver, Archive360, BitTitan, Datto, Dell Software, GWAVA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

April

2016

Next-Generation Archiving: Extracting Intelligence From Your Electronic Archives

GWAVA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Netmail, Smarsh and Sonian

March 2016 Best Practices for Social Media Archiving and Security Actiance, GWAVA and Smarsh
January 2016

The Growing Importance of Archiving Electronic Content for eDiscovery and Other Benefits

Sonasoft
January 2016

Why Archiving Makes Sense: Key Drivers and Proactive Benefits to Help Justify an Archiving Solution

Gaggle
November 2015

Making the Business Case for Office 365

Echoworx, Metalogix, Mimecast, Proofpoint and ZixCorp

November 2015

The Pre-Holiday Risk Retail Report

Bay Dynamics

September 2015

Content Encryption: Key Issues to Consider

Alt-N, DataMotion, Echoworx, HP and Mimecast

August 2015

The Critical Need for Enterprise-Grade File Sync and Share Solutions

AeroFS, CTERA, Intralinks, Netmail, Storage Made Easy and

Topia Technology

August 2015

Critical Decisions When Migrating to Office 365

AppRiver, GWAVA, Mimecast and Sonian

July

2015

Managing SharePoint Properly is Essential

Actiance

June

2015

The Role of Third-Party Tools for Office 365 Compliance

Good Technology, GWAVA, KeepIT, KnowledgeVault, Mimecast and Smarsh 

June

2015

Using DNS RPZ to Protect Against Web Threats

Spamhaus and MX Tools

May

2015

Better Tools Mean Happier and More Productive Workers

PleaseTech

April

2015

Third-Party Archiving Solutions Are Still Needed in Exchange 2013 Environments

Jatheon

April

2015

Improving the Compliance Management Process

KnowBe4 

April

2015

Best Practices for Migrating to Office 365

Akaibu, Barracuda, Globanet, Intel Security, Proofpoint, Symantec and Trend Micro

April

2015

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Next-Generation Malware

GWAVA, Intel Security, KnowBe4 and ThreatTrack Security

March 2015 The Need for Third-Party Archiving in Office 365

Actiance, CommVault, GFI, GWAVA, OpenText, Sonian and Zovy

February 2015 The Need for Improved Software Quality (ISC)2
February 2015 The True ROI of Information Governance Acaveo, GWAVA and IBM
February 2015 Archiving 2.0: What Can You Do Next? Trustsphere and Intradyn
February 2015

The Need for Enterprise-Grade File Sync and Share

South River Technologies
February 2015

Dealing With the Problem of Targeted Email Attacks

Trend Micro
January 2015

How Spamhaus Cost-Effectively Eliminates Spam, Malware and Botnet Threats

Spamhaus and MX Tools
December 2014

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email (updated)

IBM
October 2014

Improving the Security and Control of Your File Sync and Share Capabilities

Intermedia
September 2014

Best Practices for File Sharing

Citrix, Cleo and ownCloud
August 2014

Email Encryption is an Essential Best Practice

Zix
August 2014

Managing Content in Enterprise Social Networks

Smarsh

July

2014

Using Email, File, Social Media and Mobile Archiving to Grow Your Business

Actiance, Authority3, GWAVA, and Zovy

July

2014

Why You Need to Protect Your Customers' Online Experience in Real Time

RiskIQ

June

2014

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email IBM 

June

2014

Best Practices for Managing Archive Migrations

Archive360, GWAVA, OpenText, QUADROTech, Smarsh and TransVault

April

2014

Addressing Information Governance Challenges HP Autonomy

April

2014

How Online Identity Fraud Harms Businesses and What You Can Do About It

E-HAWK

April

2014

Improving the Compliance Management Process

KnowBe4
March 2014 The Growing Need for Mobile Device Archiving GWAVA, MobileGuard and Smarsh
March 2014 Best Practices for Social Media Management and Archiving GWAVA, Proofpoint and Smarsh
March 2014

Microsoft® Office 365® for the Enterprise: How to Strengthen Security, Compliance and Control

McAfee, Mimecast, Sonian and TrustSphere

February 2014 Developing an Information Governance Strategy

Actiance, ownCloud, StorageMadeEasy and Zovy

February 2014 PST Management: The Eliminate or Migrate Imperative QUADROTech
February 2014 Email Archive Migration: Opportunities and Risks QUADROTech
February 2014 Best Practices in Email, Web and Social Media Security

SpamTitan and Trustwave 

February 2014

Portal Authentication: A Balancing Act Between Security, Usability and Compliance

PortalGuard
January 2014 The Critical Need for Messaging Intelligence TrustSphere
December 2013 The Need for Enterprise-Grade File Transfer Attachmate
November 2013

The Case For Third Party Archiving in Microsoft® Exchange Environments

GWAVA, Messaging Architects, Smarsh and Symantec

October 2013 The Importance of Continuity in Office 365 Environments Mimecast
October 2013

Managing Growth and Driving Down Costs for Microsoft® SharePoint®

Accellion, MessageSolution and Metalogix

October 2013 Why eDiscovery Should be a Top Priority for Your Organization

HP Autonomy, Proofpoint and Smarsh

September
2013

The Importance of File Archiving HP Autonomy, Mimecast and Symantec

July

2013

Best Practices for Managing Email Archiving GWAVA

July

2013

Why You Should Encrypt Email and What Happens if You Don't? Symantec

July

2013

Things to Look for in a Cloud Encryption Solution Osterman Research

July

2013

Practical Methods for Improving Authentication SecureKey and VASCO

July

2013

The Need for Third-Party Security, Compliance and Other Capabilities in Microsoft® Office 365®

Erado, McAfee, Messaging Architects, Metalogix and Symantec

June

2013

File Synchronization and Sharing Market Forecast, 2012-1017 Osterman Research

May

2013

Best Practices for Managing Information Archives Akaibu

May

2013

Key Issues in European eDiscovery Imation

May

2013

The Importance of Robust Email Security in the Financial Services Industry

Edgewave

May

2013

Enterprise Requirements for Secure Exchange of Corporate Files Proofpoint

May

2013

The Cost and ROI Advantages of IronKey Workspace W300 for Windows to Go

Imation

May

2013

The Case for Hosted Exchange Rackspace Hosting

April

2013

Managing BYOD in Corporate Environments

Actiance, Armor5, BlackBerry, Box, Colligo, GWAVA and Smarsh

February 2013

Best Practices for Messaging, Collaboration, Security, Archiving and Encryption in the Cloud

Dell, GWAVA, Sendmail and Smarsh
January 2013 The Need for IT to Get in Front of the BYOD Problem Dell
December 2012 File Archiving: The Next Big Thing or Just Big?

Autonomy, EMC, OpenText, Proofpoint and Smarsh

November 2012 Achieving Rapid Payback With Mobile Device Management Osterman Research
November 2012

Assessing the Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses in Africa

MynextMail
October 2012

Why Securing Communications and Content is a Critical Best Practice

Coolrock Software, DataMotion and Proofpoint

October 2012 Improving SharePoint Use and Governance Azaleos and Symantec
September 2012 Key Issues in eDiscovery

Autonomy, C2C, Globanet, GWAVA and Imation

July

2012

Secure, Reliable and Compliant: How the Cloud Can Make Archiving Profitable for the Channel

Sonian

July

2012

How the Cloud Can Make Government Archiving More Secure and Less Expensive

Sonian

July

2012

The Need for Enterprise-Grade File Sharing and Synchronization Accellion, Email2 and YouSendIt

June

2012

A Better Method of Authentication Confident Technologies

June

2012

Mobile Devices in the Enterprise: MDM Usage and Adoption Trends Azaleos

June

2012

Putting IT Back in Control of BYOD

Accellion, Colligo Networks, Edgewave, HyperOffice, McAfee and YouSendIt

May

2012

What is the Total Value of a Hosted PBX? Intermedia

May

2012

Why Third-Party Archiving is Still Necessary in Exchange 2010 EMC, Mimecast and Symantec

April

2012

Why All Organizations Need to Manage and Archive Social Media

Actiance, Erado, GWAVA, Smarsh and Socialtext

April

2012

Taking a Strategic Approach to Unified Communications: Best-of-Breed vs. Single Vendor Solutions

Esnatech
March 2012

Cloud vs. Cloud: Comparing the TCO of Office 365 and Private Clouds

Azaleos
February 2012

Important Issues for Government Agencies to Consider When Using Social Media and Unified Communications

Actiance
February 2012 Making File Transfer Easier, Compliant and More Secure

Accellion, Inc, Attachmate, FileCatalyst and Ipswitch File Transfer

January 2012

Why Basic Email Discovery Capabilities are Important For Your Business

Quest Software
January 2012 Why You Need to Consider Cloud-Based Security in 2012

AppRiver, GWAVA, Proofpoint and WebTitan

December 2011 The Policy Survey Project: Fall 2011

Dell, Messaging Architects and Contoural

December 2011 Making Office 365 More Secure and Compliant

AppRiver, LiveOffice, Proofpoint and Smarsh

December 2011 Spam Morphs From a Nuisance to a Threat Abaca
December 2011 Social Media Issues for IIROC-Regulated Firms Actiance
November 2011 Information Security Best Practices: Why Classification is Key TITUS
October 2011

Quantifying the Costs and Benefits of Archiving Your Email and Other Electronic Content

ArcMail, Daegis/AXS-One, Mimecast, Reed Technology and Smarsh

September 2011

How Business Users Can Address the Challenge of Sharing Content Securely, Safely and Reliably

YouSendIt
September 2011 How SMBs Can Unleash the Power of the Cloud Intermedia
September 2011 Understanding the Benefits of Online Backup and Data Synchronization Backblaze, Rackspace and Trend Micro
August 2011 The Risks of Social Media and What Can be Done to Manage Them CommVault and McAfee
August 2011

Communication, Collaboration and Content Management Best Practices for Small Businesses

Cleartext, McAfee and Safend

July

2011

How to Quantify the Costs and Benefits of Web Security EdgeWave and McAfee

June

2011

The Global Malware Problem: Complacency Can Be Costly M86 Security

June

2011

Pain Free Unified Communications and Collaboration IceWarp

May

2011

Archiving Requirements and Considerations for Government Agencies

Smarsh

May

2011

Key Issues to Consider in Mobile Device Management Notify and Smarsh

April

2011

Key E-Discovery Issues to Consider in 2011

Dell, EMC, Metalogix, Mimecast and Symantec.cloud

April

2011

Why the Cloud is Not Killing Off the On-Premises Email Market Alt-N Technologies and Sendmail
March 2011 Messaging and Web Security Best Practices for 2011 and Beyond

Edgewave, GFI, SpamTitan, Symantec.cloud and Websense

February 2011 Why Your Organization Needs to Implement DLP Safend
February 2011 Why You Need to Eliminate False Positives in Your Email System TrustSphere
January 2011

The Impact of New Communications for Firms in the Energy Industry

Actiance
December 2010 Messaging Best Practices for 2011

DataMotion, FaceTime and Global Relay

December 2010 The Importance of Email Continuity

Google, LiveOffice, Neverfail and Quest Software

December 2010 The Growing Challenges of Compliance in a Mobile World TextGuard
December 2010 The Cost Benefits of the Cloud are More About Real Estate Than IT Osterman Research
November 2010 The Case for Social Media Management and Archiving FaceTime and Smarsh
November 2010 Web Archiving: The Next Phase in the Evolution of Archiving

Reed Tech Web Archiving Services, a member of the LexisNexis Group

November 2010 Best Practices for Managing Financial Services Compliance Symantec Hosted Services
November 2010 Moving Your Email Security to the Cloud ZEROSPAM
October 2010

What Are Your Obligations to Retain Email and Other Electronic Content?

Astaro, C2C, The Linux Box and Proofpoint

October 2010 Why Email Archiving is a Critical Best Practice Sonasoft
September 2010 The Role of Third-Party Archiving in Exchange 2010 Iron Mountain
September 2010 Overcoming Key File Transfer Problems Ipswitch File Transfer
September 2010 Why You Need a Better Way to Manage Email Attachments YouSendIt
September 2010 The Threat Landscape: How You Can Protect Your Organization McAfee
August 2010 Educating Decision Makers About the Need for Encryption DataMotion, Smarsh and ZixCorp
August 2010

Taking a New Look at SharePoint: Collaboration Benefits and IT Gotchas

Azaleos

July

2010

Why You Need to Focus on Social Networking in Your Company FaceTime and Smarsh

June

2010

Why Your Organization Needs to Implement DLP Blue Coat Systems

May

2010

The Role of Email Archiving in the SMB Market Jatheon

May

2010

Convincing Decision Makers of the Critical Need for Archiving

Google, Iron Mountain Mimosa Systems and Mimecast

May

2010

The Need to Archive Social Networking Content LiveOffice

April

2010

Why Now is the Time to Consider an Alternative Email System Ipswitch and Mirapoint

April

2010

The Case for Outbound Content Management

CertiVox, GWAVA, Messaging Architects, Safend, Sendmail, Symantec Hosted Services, Titus Labs, YouSendIt and ZixCorp

February 2010 Why Hosted Security Makes Sense for Your Company Webroot Software
February 2010 The Critical Need to Secure the Web in Your Company

Blue Coat, FaceTime Communications, St. Bernard Software, Trend Micro and Webroot Software

January 2010 The Concise Guide to E-Discovery

Google, Guidance Software, Mimosa Systems, Recommind, Sherpa Software and Smarsh

January 2010 The Importance of Mobile Messaging Compliance TextGuard
November 2009 Why You Should Consider Migrating to Hosted Exchange 2010 Intermedia
November 2009 The Case for Hosted Exchange

123Together, Electric Mail and Rackspace Hosting

November 2009

The Case for Third Party Archiving in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010

Estorian, Google, LiveOffice, Quest Software and Sunbelt Software

September 2009

The Impact of New Communication Tools for Financial Services Firms

FaceTime
September 2009 Key Issues in Improving Your Messaging Capabilities ColdSpark
August 2009

Portal Authentication: A Balancing Act Between Security, Usability and Compliance

PistolStar
August 2009 A Guide to Managing Documents in Today's Law Firms Workshare
August 2009 A Guide to Document Comparison and Security for Corporate Legal Workshare
August 2009 The Case for Lotus Foundations IBM
August 2009

Authentication in the Enterprise: Current and Changing Requirements

PistolStar
August 2009

The Strategic Advantage of Cloud-Based Email and BlackBerry Services

USA.NET

July

2009

The Critical Need for Encrypted Email and File Transfer Solutions

DataMotion, Echoworx, Electric Mail, PGP Corporation, Proofpoint, Smarsh and Webroot Software

June

2009

Why You Should Consider an Alternative Email Platform Gecad Technologies

May

2009

Comparing the Cost of Email Systems Novell

May

2009

The ROI Case for Alternative Messaging Systems Ipswitch

May

2009

Choosing the Right Archiving Solution

C2C, HP, Ipswitch, Mirapoint and Quest Software

May

2009

Key Issues in Selecting an Email Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solution

Azaleos and Neverfail

April

2009

Reducing Messaging & Web Security Costs With Managed Services MX Logic

April

2009

The Growing Importance of Microsoft SharePoint Azaleos
March 2009 Why You Need to Focus on Modernizing Your Email Infrastructure Sendmail
March 2009

IT Best Practices: To Support or Not Support Consumer-Owned Smartphones

Zenprise
February 2009 Using SaaS to Reduce the Costs of Email Security Proofpoint
January 2009 Why You Need an Intelligent File Transfer Solution Biscom
January 2009 The Need for SharePoint Security Trend Micro
January 2009 Comparing Leading Email and SharePoint Security Solutions Trend Micro
January 2009 An Analysis of Sendio's Anti-Spam Offering Sendio
January 2009 Results of an Osterman Research Survey on Web Security Purewire
January 2009

Instant Access to Information: The Return-on-Investment Case for Information Management

Donnell Systems
December 2008 Why You Should Consider Deploying Software Appliances Trend Micro
December 2008 Recession Proof Your Business Email Through Outsourcing USA.NET
November 2008 The Need to Unify Your Business Information PointCross
October 2008 Why Archiving is So Important in GroupWise Environments GWAVA and MessageSolution
October 2008 Why Your Organization Should Consider Hosted Applications Google

 

October 2008 Why Your Organization Needs to Implement DLP

Blue Coat Systems, Code Green Networks, Smarsh and Trend Micro

October 2008

Why Reducing File Size Should Be a Top Priority in Your Organization

NXPowerLite 
September 2008

A Review of MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive and Enterprise File Archive

MessageSolution 
September 2008 Why You Need to Consider Virtualization Trend Micro 

July

2008

Why You Should Implement Messaging Archiving Plasmon

July

2008 

Focusing on Value-Added Services in a Hosted Messaging Environment

Everyone.net

July

2008 

Should You Install Messaging Security Software on Your Exchange Server?

Sunbelt Software 

June

2008

The Growing Importance of E-Discovery on Your Business

Barracuda Networks, C2C, CommVault, Global Relay, Google, GWAVA, Recommind, Smarsh and Trend Micro 

June

2008

Reducing the Cost of Messaging Mailtrust

June

2008

IT Infrastructure Management: How to Tame the Beast Dorado Software 

April

2008

The Advantages of a Hosted Security Model Websense 

April

2008 

What to Ask When Evaluating Messaging Security Systems Sunbelt Software 

April

2008 

The Impact of Messaging and Web Threats

Alt-N Technologies, Barracuda Networks, Commtouch, McAfee,

Mimecast, Reflexion Networks, St. Bernard Software, Sunbelt Software and Trend Micro 

January 2008 Why Should You Archive Your Email With a Hosted Service? Sonian 
January 2008 A Guide to Messaging Archiving

ArcMail Technology, Google, LiveOffice, Mimecast, Mimosa Systems, Quest Software, Smarsh, St. Bernard Software, Sunbelt Software and

Waterford Technologies 

October 2007 Key Issues in Messaging Mobility USA.NET 
September 2007 Archiving Email for Compliance and Competitive Advantage ArcMail Technology 
September 2007  Reducing the Load on Email Servers ArcMail Technology 
August 2007 A Guide to Understanding Hosted and Managed Messaging 

123Together, Apptix, Bizcom Web Services, Cobweb Solutions,

Concentric, Global Relay, LiveOffice, MailRevive, Postini, Symantec, Trend Micro, USA.NET, USi and ZANTAZ 

July

2007

Planning for Improved Email Availability Neverfail 

June

2007

Why You Should Be Thinking About Archiving MX Logic 

June

2007 

Solving .PST Management Problems in Microsoft Exchange Environments

Sherpa Software 

June

2007

Solving Key Management Problems in Lotus Notes/Domino Environments

Sherpa Software 

June

2007

Why Web 2.0 is Critical to Your Business Socialtext 

June

2007

Emerging Trends in Fighting Spam Symantec 

June

2007

The Benefits of Deploying Powerful Search Capabilities Openfind 

May

2007

Why Your Organization Needs to Focus on Outbound Content

BorderWare, CertifiedMail, DYS Analytics, Mimosa Systems,

Mirapoint, Postini, Symantec and Workshare 

April

2007

Why You Should Consider Using a Hosted Messaging Provider USi 
March 2007  The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, E-mail Discovery and You Lucid8 
February 2007  Why Organizations Need to Focus on Outbound Security Reconnex 
January 2007

The Advantages of Using Traffic-Shaping Techniques to Control Spam

MailChannels
January 2007 The Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business

Arcmail Technology, Apptix, Commvault, FaceTime, Fortiva,

GFI, Hitachi Data Systems, Infocrossing, LiveOffice, Plasmon,

Postini and Smarsh

October 2006 ROI of Mass Notification 3n 
October 2006 Key Factors in Selecting a GroupWise Archiving Solution Messaging Architects 
October 2006 Why You Should Consider a Hosted Messaging Archiving Solution MessageLabs 
September 2006 Why You Should Consider a Hosted Messaging Archiving Solution Fortiva
September 2006

Using Managed Services to Protect Your Business from Web-Based Threats

ScanSafe 

May

2006

The Growing Need to Archive Email WaLa Systems 

April

2006

The New Realities of Email Governance Sendmail 
January 2006 How Small Business is Solving the Spam Problem DigiPortal 
November 2005 How Online Demonstrations Can Make Purchasing Software Easier Citrix 
October 2005 The Advantage of an Appliance-Based File Transfer System Accellion 
September 2005 Password Management Issues in Notes/Domino Environments PistolStar 
September 2005  Moving Beyond FTP for Large File Transfers Accellion 

July

2005

Secure File Transfer as a Core Business Process Accellion 

July

2005

The Need for a Better Way to Send Files and Attachments Accellion

May

2005

The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Data Retention FrontBridge Technologies

May

2005

Email Archiving Without Software Osterman Research

May

2005

The Value of Using the Right Collaboration Technology SiteScape

May

2005

Critical Success Factors for Deploying Real-Time Collaboration SiteScape

April

2005

Addressing IT Compliance Challenges with Backup and Archiving Technologies

VERITAS
March 2005 Messaging in the Healthcare Industry Vircom
February 2005

The Need for a New Paradigm in Managing Exchange Environments

Mimosa Systems
February 2005 Critical Decision Factors for Messaging Management FrontBridge Technologies
October 2004

The Advantages of Using a Managed Service Provider to Protect Your Messaging System

MX Logic 
October 2004 A Comparative Analysis of Leading Anti-Spam Solutions   
September 2004 Managing IM and P2P Threats in the Enterprise FaceTime 
August 2004 Secure eMessaging: Analyzing the Total Cost of Ownership ZixCorp 
June 2004 Toward More Efficient Document Delivery Accellion 
March 2004 The Role of Attachment Caching in E-Mail Server Consolidation Accellion 

June

2003

The Impact of Regulations on Email Archiving Requirements IMR 

June

2003 

How a Service Provider Can Eliminate Spam in the Enterprise FrontBridge Technologies

April

2003 

Current Email and Archiving Practices in the Enterprise Legato

April

2003 

Messaging Cost of Ownership in Service Provider Environments Rockliffe 
September 2002  Case Study: Arthritis Foundation USinternetworking 
March 2002  Case Study: Worldcom Sun Microsystems

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