TITUS Introduces Industry’s Most Advanced Classification Solution for Microsoft Outlook Web App


Organizations can now prevent leakage of sensitive or confidential information by restricting what types of information can be viewed when using Web mail

Ottawa, ON – September 24, 2008 – TITUS, a leading provider of email and document classification software, today announced the release of TITUS Message Classification (TMC) Web Access 2.0. The industry’s most advanced classification solution for Microsoft Outlook Web App (OWA) now enables organizations to enforce email labelling policies, protect against data leakage, and make users accountable for proper information handling when using OWA.

An increasing number of organizations enable employees to access email from remote locations through standard Web browsers.  Providing mobile access to email makes organizations more vulnerable to data leakage as security and classification policies are rarely enforced outside the perimeter of the organization.  For any organization, including government, military and large enterprises, Message Classification Web Access 2.0 provides advanced capabilities for IT administrators to control exactly what email and documents may be viewed over Web mail.

“As a defence organization, a great number of our email are sensitive in nature, and many of our users are in the field, which makes Web mail an important tool,” said Chief of Command, Danish Defence.  “The ability to control what is viewed outside the firewall and ensuring our classification scheme is applied regardless of a user’s physical location enables us to mitigate the risk of inappropriate behaviour. Titus’ solution was easy to deploy across our network and no user training was required.”

Product Enhancements in TMC OWA 2.0:

  • Calendar and Task Support: Users can now classify meeting requests and tasks. IT administrators can force users to select a classification or they can provide a default classification value.
  • Warning Dialog: The software can display a warning when a particular classification is selected. For example, an organization may wish to display a warning when a user selects a classification of RELEASABLE TO INTERNET. The warning dialog text is completely customizable.
  • OWA Prevent: The OWA Prevent feature is an optional setting that prevents users from viewing confidential messages or email with attachments when using OWA.
  • Customizable Help: This "Help" button can link to an HTML page describing the organization’s classification policies.
  • Advanced Message Body Labelling: Organizations can now build custom body labels that include variables such as the classification and the date; for example, the body label could read: “This message has been classified as INTERNAL USE ONLY by XYZ Corp. on 20 Jun 09”.

“Ensuring messages are handled appropriately outside of the organization’s firewall continues to be a major challenge  because organizations rarely have control over how users access or handle information via a standard Web browser,” said Charlie Pulfer, VP Product Development, Titus. “The compliance and security issues associated with inappropriate use of information or data leakage mean that organizations must take appropriate steps to ensure the security of email accessed via Web browsers. With TITUS Message Classification Web Access, organizations can have confidence that they are extending existing email security policies to all communications regardless of the user’s physical location.”

Pricing and Availability

TITUS Message Classification is currently available, with pricing including server fee $5995 USD + Client License $11 USD/user with volume discounts. The offering is available through TITUS and its authorized reseller partners.

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.