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RE: email content monitoring / effectiveness
From: David Ellis <dellis () unicam com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 21:30:44 -0500

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-----Original Message-----
From: Moeckel, Sharon [mailto:smoeckel () co bucks pa us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 1:20 PM
To: laurence_field () yahoo com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: email content monitoring / effectiveness

Look into Tumbleweed - all you need is a policy server that will scan for
key words and stop the email or have it sent to a compliance officer for
review.  It can be set up for users to receive a warning that they sent
something not allowed.  Be aware that you should have this in a policy,
before beginning the monitoring.

-----Original Message-----
From: laurence field [mailto:laurence_field () yahoo com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 12:50 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: email content monitoring / effectiveness

I would like to get feedback on the quality/usefulness
of email content monitoring tools available on the

Our problem: We need to identify users and monitor
email content (scary) as some staff are sending
"gossip" to the press about our public internet system reliability, pending
IPO gossip / info etc. which then escalates to professional bodies /
governments whom in turn start formal investigations - all over an email!!!
(we are a financial company).

Our mail systems are predominately MS Exchange 2000.
We are reviewing some software solutions at the moment
to increase our logging of what email is going
out/content etc. The volume of email is stagering and
should the "bad" users be technically savvy, there
seems to be no real way of catching said users who
breach our security policy. Additionaly, how well do
these systems work by catching key words? 

I recently heard of a new technology that seems
smarter than just key word searches but havent been
able to track it down to-date.

If anybody could recommend any solutions/feedback on
this issue it would be very helpful to us. 

Many thanks


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