SOURCE: MailFrontier

October 27, 2005 08:00 ET

MailFrontier Enables Compliance Without Complexity for Business Enterprise

Inbound and Outbound Content Compliance Features Critical to Achieving Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 -- MailFrontier™, the leader in email security, today announced new compliance features for intelligent identification and integrated remediation options to MailFrontier Gateway™ in order for businesses to meet the increasing challenges of compliance requirements, whether it be corporate governance or regulatory compliance measures such as HIPAA, GLBA, and SOX. The worldwide information management for compliance is forecast to pass the $20 billion mark in 2009, and grow at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate through 2005-2009, according to analyst research firm IDC.(1) MailFrontier enables business enterprises to achieve critical inbound and outbound email compliance and preserve corporate security -- without complexity and without requiring another separate appliance.

"The threat to corporate security coming from within organizations is increasing and the stakes are high, be they consequences of violating external regulatory requirements or internal corporate policies and best practices. Outbound content compliance is becoming a critical requirement when evaluating email security solutions as a key component in protecting corporate digital assets and in enforcing corporate governance," said Brian Burke, research manager for IDC's security products service. "Content identification engines, such as those offered in MailFrontier's email security solution, provide businesses with an arsenal of tools that will enable outbound content compliance and will enforce corporate governance."

"Business enterprises, particularly the mid-enterprise market, rely on MailFrontier because of our technology's manageability and effective emerging threat protection. Mid-enterprises are subject to the same compliance requirements as Fortune 500 companies, but are challenged to institute compliant practices due to smaller staff and more limited resources," said Anne Bonaparte, president and CEO, MailFrontier. "MailFrontier brings a pragmatic approach to today's compliance market. Our offering is part of a comprehensive security solution that makes email protection easy and enables consolidation of email infrastructure."

MailFrontier Offers Pragmatic Approach to Compliance

MailFrontier enables businesses to establish compliance policies and provides the power to easily enforce these policies across an organization or specific groups.

  -- Streamlined Manageability. Creates powerful inbound and outbound
     policies easily through MailFrontier's Web-based administrative
     interface. The multi-lingual centralized management console enables
     unified administration of all systems, delegation of responsibilities,
     and at-a-glance reporting.
  -- Intelligent Identification. Effectively identifies possible
     compliance violations and confidential emails, once compliance
     policies are in place, through rigorous content analysis of messages
     from senders.
       -- By Route - Sender, Recipient, Role, Group
            -- LDAP-based Role/Group Identification. Leverages
               MailFrontier's real-time LDAP integration and identity-
               based management to specify policies for groups,
               departments, business units and geographies.
       -- By Content - Subject, Message Body, Attachment
            -- Content Filter. Checks for specific content in any part of
               the message.
            -- Disguised Text Identification. Leverages statistical
               methods to identify possible variations of text designated
               by the enterprise.
            -- Attachment Scanning. Applies the same rigorous type of
               content evaluation to email attachments.
            -- Intelligent Attachment Matching. Uses heuristic rules to
               identify mislabeled attachments that attempt to evade
               corporate policies or contain malicious code.
            -- Dictionaries. Imports wordlists to match against and scan
               for non-compliant communications.
  -- Integrated Remediation.  Utilizes a range of remediation options once
     non-compliant or confidential email has been identified:
       -- Stop. Deletes, quarantines, or bounces the message.
       -- Notify. Alerts the sender, IT, or audit group, providing
          information on the violation. Adds disclaimers or signatures.
       -- Review. Places items in MailFrontier Approval Box to review
          suspect email before sending.
       -- Archive. Quarantines emails either within MailFrontier Gateway
          or routes to corporate email archive.
       -- Encrypt. Leverages MailFrontier Gateway's STARTTLS SSL-for-email
          to secure email between business partners. MailFrontier
          partnerships with PGP and Voltage provide a unified solution for
          secure email delivery to seamlessly encrypt, decrypt, and
          digitally sign confidential email messages.
New functionality being released in November includes Approval Boxes, Scheduled Reports, Distribution List Expansion, and Reputation of Authenticated Senders. For more information on MailFrontier's compliance offering visit

About MailFrontier

MailFrontier is the leading provider of email security solutions that protect organizations against threats such as spam and viruses, provide control for content compliance and enable consolidation of email infrastructure. The MailFrontier platform provides power without complexity. The company has more than 1,500 enterprise customers, including HealthEast Care System, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., OfficeMax, Pier 1 Imports, San Francisco Giants, SAP and Wyndham International. Founded in 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

MailFrontier and MailFrontier Gateway are trademarks of MailFrontier, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

(1) Worldwide Information Management for Compliance Market Forecast 2005-2009 by IDC, March 2005.

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