Indian ISPs blocking porn websites?

Indian ISPs blocking porn websites?
User reddesi posted a comment on a Reddit thread saying, "Could it be that a large majority of porn sites are hosted by one or two companies and maybe their pipe to India is broken right now? 11 out of these top 13 porn sites showing blank pages here …
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Anti-Web Blocking Site More Popular in the UK than Spotify & Skype
“I want to see age restrictions put into place or these websites will face being shut down.” According to the government the UK's top 10 adult sites account for over half (52%) of all site views so this is no trivial matter. The site's aren't mentioned …
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Websites, Please Stop Blocking Password Managers. It's 2015
But what's crazy is that, in 2015, some websites are intentionally disabling a feature that would allow you to use stronger passwords more easily—and many are doing so because they wrongly argue it makes you safer. Here's the problem: Some sites won't …
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HyperOffice Announces Availability of Google Apps Migration Tool & Award Winning Email Plus Solution for ISPs, Telcos & Service Providers Transitioning from Google Apps

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 10, 2014

HyperOffice today announced the release of a specialized migration tool and availability of its award winning private label cloud email plus technology for ISPs, telecoms, cable operators and other service providers looking for an alternative to Google Apps.

HyperOffice is in the business of enabling service providers to deliver innovative cloud based solutions to their customers at competitive prices, with full control over branding and where their data resides, said Farzin Arsanjani, President at HyperOffice. We understand that migration of customers from one platform to the next is a particularly painful process for Service Providers and their customers. To this end, we have developed specialized migration tools based on our proprietary synching technology that ensures a painless and simple transition from a number of platforms, including Google Apps, to HyperOffice, where the user and the service provider are in complete control, said Farzin. We are in the process of helping a number of ISPs on the Google Apps Partner Edition migrate to HyperOffice and look forward to extending our innovative technology portfolio to new partners, he added.

A video of the migration tool can be seen at

The Google Apps Partner Edition, also called Google Apps for ISPs, is a dedicated Google program which allows service providers to offer email accounts and other tools to their users under their own domain, with Google Apps powering it in the background.

We enable these Service Providers to switch their users to our best-in-class cloud email plus technology, and offer it under their own brand name and domain as they had been doing with the Google Apps Partner Edition, Farzin said. Since we own the complete technology stack, and we have extensive experience with hosting cloud services, we are also able to offer ISPs pricing comparable to the Google Apps Partner Edition the best deal they will get in the market. Service Providers have the choice of branding our solutions, using our hosting services or hosting on their own infrastructure. Our sole focus is to empower telecoms, ISPs, cable operators and other service providers to offer their users HyperOffices award winning cloud technology. Our entire business model is built around empowering, not competing with service providers, Farzin said.

HyperOffice lists leading service providers like Tata Telecom, iNet, Canon, Hitachi, Foxconn and NTT Verio amongst its partners.

HyperOffice was a complete package for us, from flexibility in deployment and packaging, to the strength of their technology, to the excellence of their team, said Sunil Patel, Product Manager at Tata Telecom, one of the largest telecom providers in India. Tata Telecom has launched cloud email and collaboration solutions powered by HyperOffice in the Indian market, under the InstaOffice brand.

MailArchiva Helps ISP’s Expand Revenue by Offering Email Archiving in The Cloud

(PRWEB) February 21, 2013

Stimulus Software, developers of leading e-Discovery software, are offering Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) world-wide, a unique opportunity to tap into lucrative e-Discovery and email archiving markets. Stimulussoft’s MailArchiva ISP Edition product enables ISP’s to expand on their product portfolios by offering hosted email and discovery services to their customers.

In recent years, due to increased competition, margins associated with the provision of traditional email, antivirus and anti-spam services have been on the decline. In response, many ISP’s have been looking to grow their revenue by expanding into growing niche areas. The e-Discovery market is one such niche area and has been booming in recent years. For instance, the Radicati Group estimates the e-Discovery market is expected to grow from $ 976 million in 2012 to over $ 2.3 billion in 2016.

Until now, the vast majority of e-Discovery solutions have been designed to run on-premise at the customer site or as a cloud based service. Few solutions are available that are specifically tailored for ISP’s to run and host their own service using their own hardware infrastructure. The MailArchiva ISP Edition is unique in that it is specifically tailored for the ISP. For instance, subject to a few minor restrictions, ISP’s are free to market and run their email archiving and discovery service under their own brand and in a manner that compliments their existing offerings.

The great thing about our ISP solution is that it is largely turnkey for the ISP from a technical standpoint. Furthermore, there is minimal commercial risk, since billing arrangements are month-to-month. ISP’s can literally tack on their margin without having to pay dime for the software upfront. said Jamie Band, CEO of Stimulus Software.

For convenience, in addition to the ISP Edition software, a cPanel plugin for MailArchiva has recently been introduced. The plugin enables end-customers to elect for email archiving services from within the familiar Cpanel environment. Although the cPanel plugin is a relatively new addition, the first version of the ISP Edition product was released several years ago.

When we started work on the MailArchiva ISP Edition, we had no idea that it would be received so well by the market. Today, the ISP solution is the fastest growing segment of our business.

One concern that others have raised, is whether ISP’s have the requisite knowledge and infrastructure to preserve and handle sensitive e-Discovery data. According to Stimulus Software, this is a moot point. ISP’s are operational experts. They have a mountain of experience in protecting and preserving critical systems and data. Furthermore, the training and documentation that they receive, helps them get to grips with e-Discovery practices.

In recent times, software vendors are clamouring to offer cloud services themselves. As this case shows, it is not the only way to go. The alternative is to partner with reputable ISP’s to help them leverage their existing customer base by giving them the tools they need to break into new niche areas, such as the growing e-Discovery market.

About MailArchiva

MailArchiva is an email archiving software product for organizations of all sizes. It is used by thousands of businesses, educational institutions and government agencies around the world to satisfy e-Discovery requests. The product was originally released as an open source email archiving solution in 2005. After receiving huge interest from companies, Stimulus Software commercialized it and released MailArchiva Enterprise Edition in 2006.