TITUS announces interoperability with Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry handheld


Email classifications can now flow from the BlackBerry to the Microsoft Desktop.

OTTAWA — September 25, 2007 — TITUS, a provider of email and document classification software that enables organizations to classify, manage and control e-mail and documents, today announced a new release of TITUS Message Classification that is interoperable with RIMs BlackBerry messaging device. As a BlackBerry Alliance Member, TITUS has worked with RIM to ensure that message classification is supported and consistent on both the Outlook desktop and the BlackBerry handheld device.

In response to customers implementing email classification policy, RIM has recently added support for classification of BlackBerry messages for enterprise customers using BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Users can now assign classifications to messages created on the BlackBerry and email can flow securely from the BlackBerry to the Microsoft desktop and be read by TITUS Message Classification.

“The results of our testing indicate that interoperability between the BlackBerry device and our software is seamless.” said Charlie Pulfer, VP Product Management at Titus. “Now, either client can receive a classified message from the other, hit Reply or Forward and the all the classification information will be maintained.”

Interoperability of classified information is critical for customers implementing classification across the corporate desktop and mobile handheld devices. The newest release of TITUS Message Classification, V2.71, supports interoperability of classification information between a corporate desktop running Microsoft Outlook and BlackBerry mobile devices. This support ensures that classification information can flow freely between the corporate desktop and the handheld device, and that users will not need to re-classify information when it is received from the other platform.

For Australian customers, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) guidelines and Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) policies formalizing the use of BlackBerrys in government, require compliance with the email protective marketing standard. Australian government customers can now deploy BlackBerry classification and the TITUS software on the desktop with the confidence that the platforms will interoperate seamlessly. By allowing users to classify e-mails, customers are able to introduce BlackBerry devices while protecting information in compliance with AGIMO rules, the Attorney-General's Protective Security Manual regulations, and DSD's ACSI33.

“With our support for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Web App and now the BlackBerry, TITUS offers classification capabilities for the most popular corporate desktop and mobile device messaging platforms” said Blair Canavan, VP Business Development, Titus. “Many customers have told us that they cannot implement email classification for the enterprise until both the desktop and mobile device platforms are supported. We are pleased to be meeting this requirement with the newest release of Message Classification.”

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About Titus

TITUS is the leading provider of email and document classification software solutions that make it possible for organizations to manage and control the flow of sensitive information inside and outside their enterprise and to meet policy and compliance requirements. TITUS Message Classification and Document Classification solutions allow companies in the military, government, financial services, and healthcare industries to share information securely. 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.