SOURCE: Onset Technology

May 12, 2008 07:01 ET

Onset Technology Announces METAmessage Advanced Compliance Tool for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution

Comprehensive Wireless Electronic Communications Compliance Solution Helps Enterprises Meet Federal and State Regulations and Control Sensitive Data

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Onset Technology, a leading developer of applications for smartphones, announced today the METAmessage® Advanced Compliance Tool (ACT) software that will help enterprises meet FINRA, HIPAA, SEC, NASD, SOX and GLBA compliance regulations for email/PIN/SMS message archiving while adding comprehensive control over message content and senders/recipients. The solution is designed for organizations that have deployments of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM).

Onset will show the METAmessage ACT solution at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando.

"Mobile professionals increasingly use text messaging as a basic means of communication," said Zack Silbinger, Onset's VP of business development and strategic marketing. "However, financial institutions, insurance companies, healthcare providers, and government agencies face steadily increasing levels of message regulation. Compliance is becoming a significant drain on IT resources, and we designed METAmessage ACT to meet this challenge head on. Our vision is that Active Compliance and Active Archiving start before a message is sent, even before the message is being written and ends with a proper, fully detailed archive in a secured environment."

METAmessage ACT features include:

--  Sender/Recipient Control - ACT uses a proprietary Onset solution to
    let administrators control who can communicate with whom via email or PIN.
--  Content Control - administrators can define keyword lexicons and
    message rules so messages containing sensitive information will either be
    blocked or ACT will notify the user or administrator of sensitive content.
--  Enhanced Message Archiving - ACT adds sender/recipient and other data
    before archiving for enhanced discovery and searching capabilities. ACT
    integrates directly with an institution's overall archiving solution.
--  PIN Address Management - automatic maintenance of PIN addresses to
    ensure delivery to correct users, even as BlackBerry smartphones change.
--  Integration with leading email archiving and eDiscovery vendors,
    optimizing existing storage and search capabilities.

METAmessage is implemented by over 1,400 customers with over 150,000 users as a complete, out-of-the-box beyond-email solution for BlackBerry smartphones. METAmessage products include:

--  METAmessage Emergency Communications is a suite of capabilities that
    ensures effective messaging in the event of a catastrophic loss of
    enterprise network, email, or back-end infrastructure.
--  METAmessage Advanced Paging eliminates the need to carry two devices
    by enabling paging on smartphones.
--  METAmessage Mobile Device Manager provides an easy, efficient way to
    manage updates and applications in large-scale deployments.
--  METAmessage Professional features provide access to network files,
    spell checking, printing anywhere, custom message alerts, and much more.

About Onset Technology

Founded in 1997, Onset Technology is the creator of METAmessage®, a suite of unique software solutions that enhance the functionality of smartphone deployments. METAmessage® offers solutions for carriers, enterprises (CIOs, IT administrators, mobile professionals), public-safety officials and first responders. Since its introduction, METAmessage has been widely adopted by Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies. Onset has developed extensive experience and methodologies for working with large multinational enterprises, system integrators and tier-1 carriers worldwide.

METAmessage® is a registered trademark of Onset Technology. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Other marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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