Australian Tax Office Selects TITUS to meets email marking mandate


Message Classification Software to securely categorize and classify sensitive taxpayer related email

Canberra, Australia – December 12, 2006 – TITUS, a provider of email and document classification software that enables organisations to classify, manage and control electronic information, today announced that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has selected TITUS’ Message Classification software for all its email marking requirements. ATO, which is one of Australia’s largest government departments, will deploy the software to over 27,000 employee desktops. The ATO Pilot installation was run and tested successfully with 1000 users. The full production, which will be rolled out in phases is to be completed in the 2007, marks one of TITUS’ largest deployments worldwide.

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) guidelines and Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) policies have formalized the use of email classification by mandating that all government departments introduce email marking by March 2007. This legislation directed the ATO to seek an email marking solution and, after rigorous testing, the department chose to implement the TITUS Message Classification product to meet its legislative requirements.

Ready to install on each of the 27,000 desktops throughout ATO, TITUS software enables secure email messaging by using ATO’s classification policies to label sensitive email. This email classification tool allows organisations to manage and control their sensitive email correspondence via defined policies.

The TITUS Message Classification Professional Edition software can be configured to force all ATO employees to specify the classification level of each email they send via Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Web App. The classification is available in a simple drop down menu on the Outlook toolbar. Selected classifications enable additional security related policies to be applied automatically based on an administrator-defined central policy. The classification label is then embedded in the email's header and subject line, making it easy to identify and filter messages and documents.

TITUS has been working closely with Australian government departments to ensure their compliance with the impending email classification regulations. Australian government departments such as Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS), Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) and the Australian Prime Ministers Office are among several government agencies that have already selected TITUS’ software for their email security requirements.

“The protection of ATO’s classified and confidential taxpayer data is a perfect example of the powerful functionality we offer our customers,” said Tim Upton, President, Titus. “Today’s enterprises need to securely classify email without changing the way they do business. Our ability to provide a simple and easy to deploy classification and archival solution for email and documents provides immediate results for the protection of sensitive information.”

TITUS is the leading provider of email and document classification software solutions that make it possible for organisations to manage and control the flow of sensitive information inside and outside their enterprise to meet policy and compliance requirements. TITUS Message Classification and Document Classification solutions allow companies in the military, government, and financial services industries to share Microsoft Office information securely, with a customizable set of tags denoting classification. TITUS solutions help enterprises adhere to information security regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, NASD 2711, HIPAA and others. Based in Ottawa, Canada, TITUS is privately held. For more information on the company visit us at

www.titus.com.