The key difference between NTP and Visto is the fact the Visto actually has a product that is utilizing their patents. The fact that Visto is suing about everybody that has an email product (Seven, Smartner, Good, MSFT, Sproqit and now RIM) tells me that their business plan is it make money through litigation. I can say that I have rarely, if ever, run into Visto in a competitive situation. They are strictly a white-box solution that is, from speaking with customers, very limited in it's feature and functionality and I think that Visto knows that they are a non-entity in the enterprise space.
Looking at the patents in question over on BBHub, they look very broad
Last edited by Good_Guy : 05-02-2006 at 09:49 AM.