Two services help managers monitor and control what confidential, malicious, or inappropriate information and images go in or out of company e-mail.
MessageLabs launched a version update today for services that help managers control what information flows in and out of company e-mail.
The New York-based messaging security company released V3.0 of its E-mail Content Control
and V2.0 of its Email Image Control services.
MessageLabs describes Content Control as a managed e-mail service that allows organizations to identify and control confidential, malicious, or inappropriate content sent or received by employees. Image Control is a service that scans and detects inappropriate images, such as pornography, in inbound and outbound e-mail.
Feature enhancements for both services are aimed at addressing growing regulatory, compliance, and e-mail security issues.
"Businesses are increasingly dependent on e-mail as a primary communication tool," said Michael D. Osterman, president of Osterman Research, in a written statement. "But it presents several risks for controlling confidential and valuable information from leaving the organization. Content filtering -- inspecting the content of messages before they are sent -- will assume a more important role within messaging management as a means of mitigating risks and managing corporate liability, and to make businesses feel more confident about their e-mail systems."
Offered as managed services, MessageLabs Control Services is set up to help enforce acceptable-use e-mail policies, as well as monitoring and controlling image and text-based e-mail content into and out of organizations.
"Every organization has vast amounts of valuable, and often confidential, information moving across their e-mail systems each day," said Jos White, president of MessageLabs, in a written statement. "The clean-up costs and reputation damage from sexual harassment claims, costly litigation, disclosure or loss of confidential information, defamation of character or breach of contract are significant."
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