We’ve all heard it before: Accessing email through a web browser can be unsecure. Yet more and more companies are providing web mail access because of the potential benefits to worker productivity. In addition to problems related to sending passwords over an unsecure connection or the possibility of passwords and other corporate data being cached in the browser, web mail can lack the ability to enforce corporate security standards, leading to data leakage.

To complement its Message Classification for Outlook software, Titus Labs offers Message Classification for Web Access, which lets IT administrators control which email messages and documents can be viewed through Outlook Web Access (OWA). The recent release of Web Access 2.0 adds features such as classification support for tasks and calendar items, customizable Help so that you can define corporate policies for end users, and warnings to users when they select certain classifications.

Another new feature, OWA Prevent, lets you set which message classifications are viewable through OWA. The product has default classifications for Secret, Confidential, and Unclassified. So, for example, you could decide that Unclassified and Confidential messages are OK to view through OWA, but messages classified as Secret are not, in which case Secret messages won’t even appear in users’ Inboxes in OWA. You can view a video demonstration of OWA Prevent from Titus Labs’ website.

With Message Classification for Web Access, you can force users to select a message classification before they can send an email message, or you can select a default classification for all new messages. The classification can be configured to appear as part of the message subject line or it can appear as the first and last line of the message body, giving users a visual representation of the importance or sensitivity of each message.

Message Classification for Web Access is fully interoperable with Message Classification for Outlook and is supported on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange 2003. For more information, send an email message to info@titus-labs.com or visit Titus Labs’ website.

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