Email Hygiene Managed Services Will Filter Other Channels, Not Just Email

Today, services such as those from MessageLabs, Postini, Frontbridge, MX Logic, and Black Spider focus on filtering email. They mainly look for spam and viruses, and gradually are adding other services such as encryption and archiving.

Such services can apply their scan-and-apply-policy technology to other channels. HTTP sessions are perhaps the most important. Instant messaging is also important. The joint venture between IMlogic and Postini illustrates.

Author: David Ferris

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