RSA 2008 Recap

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I had planned to blog from RSA in San Francisco last week, even if it meant just one line every now & then. But I was so caught up in meetings, and visiting our partners on the show floor, and oh yes, our happy hour, that somehow blogging took a back seat, and here it is the week after, and I haven’t shared a single thing! So, all you serious bloggers & journalists out there that meet all day & write all night (or even in between meetings!) you have earned my utmost respect, and I just don’t know how you do it.

So… on to RSA. For those of you that know Commtouch well, you know that we don’t usually have a booth at RSA since we license our technology to other vendors, we don’t sell directly to the enterprise; our licensing partners that market their solutions to enterprises were, however, very well represented at RSA. And our exec. team ran meetings at several hospitality suites down the street from Moscone Center, at the Marriott.

We also made an effort to visit our partners on the show floor, and in some cases even work at their booths. Here are some shots of partner booths (I had to censor a few due to non-disclosure agreements):

We got some attention for the new product that we launched during the show – GlobalView Zombie Intelligence Service - our first foray into web security, soon to be followed by other web security offerings. The service is geared towards IPS/IDS, anti-fraud and anti-DDoS vendors. People were also floored by the info we are providing (free of charge!) about zombies that we are gathering from our Global Data Center, in the new Zombie Lab Online Statistics.Speaking of stats, I was thrilled to run into Dan Geer by chance in the Marriott lobby during RSA, where he dropped everything to show me some of the ways he’s been incorporating Commtouch’s spam stats into his research.If anyone else out there has any cool research they’ve been doing with the statistics we provide, please share, we love this kind of stuff!And now for the stuff I know you all want to see… pics of our happy hour. Again, censored, not due to NDAs, but some people prefer not to show their picture after a few too many glasses of zombie punch…(who me?)

 

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