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-DespatchBox DDX Solution Could Make Sense of Information Commission's Code of Practice-

UK, 1st May 2002: DespatchBox today announced the launch of DespatchBox DDX to its range of secure messaging solutions. DDX addresses the growing need for a simple to use, secure and effective email messaging system. DDX adds 'the missing layer' of accountability and security to existing email applications, giving users the ability to send, receive, manage and track email in the knowledge that information can only been read by the intended recipient.

DDX is launched at a time when many organisations are assessing their email monitoring policies in the wake of the contentious Information Commission's Code of Practice. The code raises the issue that all email communication is sent in the same way whether it be important/critical business email or personal communication. DespatchBox DDX gives business an effective way to categorise important emails by adding a simple secure 'tag' function to existing email applications.

DDX is simple to deploy and does not involve any downloading of software. It resides within an organisation's own environment, simply on a server. Internal users simply tag sensitive or confidential emails from within their existing email application, a notification is then sent to the external recipient that a confidential email is waiting to be collected from the server. New recipients are 'challenged', with a one-off question or shared secret, and can then register to collect the email. The sender is notified that the email has been collected, and at what time, and awaits the response to the email if appropriate.

Jolyon Jago, DespatchBox, said; "By adding this new product to our range we can match the varying needs within an organisation. Their legal or financial team may need fully audited, non refutable, point-to-point messaging (DespatchBox DataDelivery PKI based messaging) whereas other departments will need a branded secure web-based messaging solution to send out invoices, statements and answer customer enquiries.

DespatchBox recommends setting an email policy to run in conjunction with DDX, more details can be found at:

DespatchBox DDX main features and benefits

* Ability to brand DDX with your company graphics and colour schemes making it an extension to your website.

* Full message tracking with a final audit report showing when a message was read and if the attachment has been opened.

* Scheduled delivery for time sensitive material.

* 'Challenge Response' - additional password request on a per message basis.

* Fully featured alerting engine - alerts sent when messages waiting or have been collected.

* Ability to recall or reject messages without them being read.

* An expiry date and time can be set on messages, if by the defined date and time the message has not been collected, it is destroyed.


DespatchBox DDX costs from £3,000 for a 25 user licence, for further pricing details please contact Sam Davies on the number below.

Note to editor

* Here follows some examples of email nightmares:

November 2001 - 30 Jaguar employees exposed for sending pornographic email.

Early last year - London solicitors settle out of court with a former employee over a 'racist and sexist' email.

This year - an email about 'burying news' threatened transport secretary Stephen Byers' job.

Last year - Norton Rose city law firm embarrassed over content of email originating from within firm.

Last year - Dell dismisses employee over content of wrongly directed email.

1995 - Chevron paid $2.2 million to settle a sexist email lawsuit.

1997 - Norwich Union was fined £450,000 for defamation on email.

1999 - British Gas had to pay out £100,000 for email libel.

This year - The full impact of the Enron scandal came to light following an email being passed to an external source.
These are just some examples of blunders which have made the press, countless others exist but we never get to hear about them.

About DespatchBox

DespatchBox is a software company that specialises in providing a secure way for companies to share, send and store information over the internet. Applications provide guarantees on delivery, user identity/authentication, legal weight, a full audit trail and proof the information is intact.
DespatchBox supplies a range of Enterprise Solutions which are designed to be 'out of the box'; easy-to-use applications that provide encrypted and secure messaging, collaboration and storage. Applications are integrated into the Microsoft and Lotus environments enabling organisations to have a secure line of communications to all employees, clients and partners worldwide.

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Durkin
Tel: + 44 (0) 1753 889100
Fax: + 44 (0) 1753 889101
M: + 44 (0) 7887 998407

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