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Not Just Words: Enforce Your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies

May 12, 2010

Download Unmanaged employee use of email and the web can subject any organization to potentially costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches, lost productivity, business interruptions, and public embarrassment.

For responsible organizations operating in the age of email and the web, Acceptable Usage Policies (AUPs) are essential business tools. Clearly written and effectively communicated email and web AUPs�supported by employee training and enforced by proven technology solutions�can help employers minimize risks, maximize compliance, and demonstrate to courts and regulators that the organization has made every effort to manage electronic use, content, and threats.

This whitepaper can serve as business guide on how to develop and enforce Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies. It offers expert advice and timely tips that readers can put to work immediately. More specifically, you will discover how Acceptable Usage Policies, supported by employee training and enforced by proven technology, can help minimize threats and maximize compliance with legal, regulatory and organizational rules. When it comes to email, the easiest way to control the associated risk is to control written content.

For web, a combination of policy and URL filtering technology is necessary to protect resources, preserve productivity, and prevent lawsuits. All employers need to understand that unmanaged personal email and web usage has a negative effect on productivity and heightens the organizations risk for legal disputes. Therefore, all employers should exercise their legal right to monitor email and web use. Download this guide and learn how to quickly implement an effective AUP in your workplace.


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