Demand for e-mail monitoring software and other Internet content security solutions has doubled in Australia in the past three years and this trend will continue, according to Alan Schaverien, Baltimore Technologies' Asia Pacific content security group director.
Launching the latest upgrades to the MIMEsweeper family of products, Schaverien said e-mail has become a mission critical application in the workplace and as a result "content control" has become a major enterprise issue.
"There are about 750 MIMEsweeper sites in the Asia Pacific and Australia has the largest number followed by New Zealand and Hong Kong," he said.
The new MAILsweeper 4.2 is able to support companies of any size by scaling across a number of servers allowing IT administrators to centrally manage e-mail whereas version 4.1 supported 10,000 users on a single server.
It was accompanied by upgrades to Web content security product, WEBsweeper and MIMEsweeper for Domino R5 users.
Schaverien said there are about 3,000 Lotus Notes sites in the Asia Pacific and they are all large organisations.
The MIMEsweeper family of products includes image analysis solutions, protection against unauthorised encrypted and signed objects, virus scanning, text analysis and disclaimers and contextual policy management to determine how content should be moved by who, how and when.