The content filtering uptake in the market, even in the face of the economic and IT budget woes over the past two years, has continued to grow at a double digit CAGR. The industry, and ESI as a member company, must continue to highlight and raise the visibility of the needs, requirements and benefits of content filtering above and beyond the present day implementations. As an example, much of today's email content filtering implementations focus either on attachment handling or spam detection, both important aspects of email filtering. But few companies have expanded beyond these '1st order' uses into using email content filtering for business critical applications. These '2nd order' uses include:
- Industry specific content filtering for regulatory compliance (e.g. - HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, SEC et al)
- Intelligent email and document archiving
- Business intelligence/email data mining to determine what is occurring in a business on a day-to-day or minute-by-minute basis
- Protection of confidential information from being sent outside an organization
In addition, ESI is able to be 'delivery-mechanism' agnostic, as we have worked to embed our core content filtering technology and capabilities into our partners' appliance, service and MTA offerings. In this manner, we can provide the best content filtering in the market, in whatever manner an end-user prefers - whether it be as an application directly from ESI or as an appliance, service or MTA add-on through our partners.
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