MessageGate Uncovers Security Concerns

MessageGate released a study that uncovers issues, concerns surrounding information security, IT governance for enterprise messaging

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- MessageGate, Inc., a leader in practical email governance, has released an extensive study that uncovers top issues and concerns surrounding information security and IT governance for enterprise messaging.

The MessageGate® MarketInsight study, entitled “Reshaping Information Security: The Convergence of Content & Security in Corporate Messaging,” is based on multiple events in collaboration with The Roundtable Network where more than 40 executive-level participants discussed the challenges of email and messaging governance. The participants represented a broad range of industries with an average company size of 25,000 employees and over $13 billion in revenue.

According to the report, IT and security professionals face two major forces related to enterprise messaging:

  • A content deluge due to growing volumes of electronic documents that must be retained, stored and made accessible for retrieval

  • A security deficiency caused by ever worsening end-user habits as it relates to the use and misuse of enterprise messaging tools

    “Security and IT professionals clearly have a challenging road in front of them to balance corporate governance and user requirements for email and corporate messaging,” said Robert Pease, vice president of marketing for MessageGate. “How this balance will be achieved has yet to be seen, but there are consistent themes and best practices emerging to get the conversation started.”

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