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Sendmail Unveils Risk Assessment Program

Sendmail announced the availability of its Risk Assessment Program to benchmark actual security and compliance risks found in outbound email

LONDON -- Sendmail, Inc., the leading global provider of trusted messaging, today announced the availability of its Risk Assessment Program to benchmark actual security and compliance risks found in outbound email. Global enterprises are using the Sendmail Risk Assessment Program to discover the gap between their company's compliance policies - for example their customer's privacy policy statement - and what is actually occurring in outbound email where an estimated 80 percent of compliance violations occur. The result is the ability to close the gap by enforcing compliance and security policies without impacting email quality of service or replacing email infrastructure.

There are more than 275 million corporate mailboxes in use and over 130 billion emails sent each day (Radicati Group). With over 60 percent of the world's email being routed through Sendmail, the company warns the potential compliance and security risks associated with electronic disclosure are immense. In recent research sponsored by Sendmail (see: http://www.sendmail.com/company/news/20061113/?x=51 Report), only 43 percent of companies surveyed had a solution in place to stop outbound compliance threats. The Sendmail Risk Assessment Program is the first step an organisation can take to prevent compliance violations in outbound email without replacing their current email infrastructure.

"For the last 25 years, Sendmail has been the cornerstone of a high-performance email infrastructure," said Donald J. Massaro, president and CEO of Sendmail. "Compliance in outbound mail should be an embedded function of your email system; not an after-market after-thought. The Risk Assessment Program now allows global organisations to quickly get their arms around the compliance risks occurring in outbound email and prevent these risks by re-routing email according to a company's corporate governance or privacy policy. The solution is desirable because at the end of the day the mail still gets delivered, but the risks contained in email have been dramatically reduced."

Sendmail Inc.

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