NEW YORK -- MessageLabs, a leading provider of integrated messaging and web security services to businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of version 3.0 of its Email Content Control and version 2.0 of its Email Image Control services. Content Control is a managed email service that allows organizations to identify and control confidential, malicious or inappropriate content sent or received by employees. Image Control is a multi-layered service that scans and detects inappropriate images, such as pornography, in inbound and outbound email. The feature enhancements have been developed to address the growing regulatory, compliance and email security issues facing businesses today.
"Businesses are increasingly dependent on email as a primary communication tool," said Michael D. Osterman, President, Osterman Research. "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 email systems."