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At least 50 percent of employees receive racist, sexist, pornographic, or other inappropriate email while at work.

  • USA Today

Controlling Unwanted Content

Executive Overview

Email has become an extremely powerful form of communication and data-sharing, but its reputation as a safe and secure way of collaborating is being questioned as more and more businesses are receiving inappropriate and offensive emails and attachments.

Every day more than half of all the email received by businesses is unsolicited and considered junk email or spam. Mixed in with legitimate business-related emails, are messages that are racially

insensitive, information

include offensive jokes, divulge sensitive corporate , and are distasteful and inappropriate. While unwanted

content

can

pose

serious

productivity

and

legal

problems,

attachments can be even more threatening. Pornographic images and videos, pirated music and software, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other unwanted attachments can not only expose an organization to legal liability, but can also include malicious code designed to cripple entire networks. Furthermore, large attachments can devour bandwidth and seriously impact server performance and speed.

It is critical that enterprises control unwanted email content and attachments if they are to maintain the security and reliability of their networks, protect the integrity of their public image, and shield their employees and customers from offensive messages.

This white paper explains the dangers of unwanted content and attachments, and discusses the solutions available for dealing with these problems. It demonstrates that an email defense service provides the optimal layer of unwanted content and attachment control necessary for any successful corporate email security strategy.

9780 Mt. Pyramid Court, Suite 350, Denver, CO, 80112 USA T +1.877.MXLOGIC F +1.720.895.5757 E sales@mxlogic.com www.mxlogic.com

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