KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 1999-- Content Technologies, developer
of Internet content security and policy management tools, today launched MIMEsweeper
PolicyPlus, a content security package that includes CD wizards for creating
a customized Internet usage policy and MIMEsweeper content security software
to enforce it. (Source: Content Technologies Press Release).
Content Technologies is attempting to provide a turnkey solution to e-mail management
and security. The PolicyPlus product contains not only anti-Spam and anti-virus
engines, but also provides content filtering. For instance, all outbound e-mails
containing specific inflammatory key words can be "cleansed" or returned to
the originator. In addition to the e-mail security and management utilities
contained within the product, Content
Technologies has included a CD-ROM targeted at the non-technical policy makers
to aid in the construction of Internet Usage Policies (IUP).
Technologies has built a reputation for having one of the strongest anti-virus
engines on the market and has added to their market advantage by catering to
multiple departments, both technical and non-technical.
Content Technologies provides a solid anti-virus solution for most mail systems.
Anti-Spam software is also included in an attempt at a turnkey solution. The
questionable portion is the scripted Internet Usage Policy. Any individual systems
administrator or HR representative can go to over 8,000 Internet Service Provider
sites and read their IUP and easily draft one of their own. We do not believe
that a company needs a " label wizard" to create an IUP, nor should it be a
mitigating factor in a software based decision. For all intensive purposes the
additional IUP wizards CD-ROM should be seen as nothing more than rudimentary
education for the beginner. If you are a smaller sized organization, looking
for a complete out-of-the-box solution, take a look, but also consider alternatives
such as Trend Micro Systems, Network Associates/McAffee and Norton.