TITUS Enables Defence Agency to Protect Sensitive Information and Meet Australian Government Regulations
CANBERRA, Australia - July 22, 2008 - TITUS Inc., the leading provider of email and document classification software today announced that the Australian Department of Defence has selected TITUS Message Classification (TMC), for 100,000 users, to force the classification of all email in Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Web App (OWA), and Windows Mobile.
The Australian Department of Defence selected the TITUS software to protect sensitive government data contained in the millions of email sent by Australian Defence. The solution adds value to the Microsoft infrastructure by forcing users to consistently classify all email in compliance with the Australian Email Protective Marking Standard.
"Once data classification is established it can act as a foundation for information-centric security marrying the right level of security (i.e., encryption, tight access controls, rights management, auditing, etc.) to the most valuable data," said Jon Oltsik, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group, in his white paper titled The Time Has Come for Information-Centric Security.
“Our Worldwide Public Sector customers now have the ability to force their personnel to classify messages and help protect data integrity,” said Tim Bloechl, Managing Director, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security at Microsoft. “TITUS offers an outstanding secure messaging solution for data loss prevention.”
TITUS Message Classification is an email classification and marking tool that will assist Australian Defence in the protection of sensitive information to prevent inadvertent data loss and to meet regulatory compliance. Australian Defence is migrating from its in-house developed software to the TITUS, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, providing full support for future data classification and overall information lifecycle management strategies.
“The ability of the TITUS solutions to handle more complex military classification was critical to Australian Defence” said Rick Patricio, Regional Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, Titus. “TITUS Message Classification offers a cost-effective, proven classification solution that is utilized by over 35 Australian government departments and agencies to protect data and ensure compliance.”
TITUS is the leading provider of email and document classification software solutions that help organizations: apply a business value to data, raise awareness to the sensitivity of information and prevent inadvertent disclosure. TITUS Message Classification and Document Classification solutions allow companies in various industries to share information securely. The company has over 100 military, government and enterprise customers worldwide including Dow Corning, Essex Police, FIFE Constabulary, Australian Tax Office, Multi National Forces Iraq, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Based in Ottawa, Canada, TITUS is privately held.