New Patents Awarded to TITUS Highlight Company’s Market-Leading Classification Technology

OTTAWA, ON — January 16, 2014TITUS, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for email and documents, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded them several new patents, highlighting once again the company’s position as a leader in the information classification space.

Patents have been issued to TITUS for features that customers have come to rely on in both TITUS Message Classification and TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office, including the ability of these products to classify email and documents. Adding metadata to email and documents, an important aspect that helps organizations improve the effectiveness of their data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, was also granted a patent. Other key product features for which patents were awarded to TITUS include visual markings, portion marking, and redaction.

"Receiving these patents once again demonstrates that TITUS is a technology leader with world-class and innovative information classification and data protection products," said Tim Upton, Founder, President and CEO of TITUS. "We continue to be first to market with innovative solutions, and offer our customers the functionality that will help them to ensure that their most sensitive information is protected."

THE USPTO has recently issued the following patents to TITUS:

  • US8171540 - awarded to TITUS for, "method and system for management of email having embedded classification metadata".
  • US8239473 – awarded to TITUS for, "security classification of email in a web email access client".
  • US8407805 – awarded to TITUS for, "method and system for classifying and redacting segments of electronic documents".
  • US8332350 – awarded to TITUS for, "method and system for automated security access policy for a document management system".

TITUS solutions help organizations simplify and improve enterprise security by integrating user-based data classification with network security. The TITUS family of classification products, which includes TITUS Message Classification, TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office, and TITUS Classification for Desktop, involve the user to identify sensitive information, and classify or protectively mark emails, documents and other files on the Windows desktop.

TITUS solutions enable organizations to classify, protect and confidently share their information, and meet regulatory compliance requirements by identifying and securing unstructured data. TITUS Classification Suite includes the leading email, document and file classification and marking solutions that enhance data loss prevention by involving end users in identifying sensitive information. TITUS solutions are trusted by over 2 million users within more than 600 organizations in 60 countries around the world. Our customers include Dell, Nokia, Dow Corning, United States Air Force, NATO, Pratt and Whitney, Canadian Department of National Defence, Australian Department of Defence, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Visit for more information.