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Optional Content Filtering

Today's government organizations are faced with a great messaging dilemma: how to have an email defense mechanism in place, while still promoting freedom of speech and information. "We are not permitted to use any content-filtering system due to our commitment to protect privacy…" says Alex Lee, Chief Systems Manager of Information Technologies Service Department of the Hong Kong Government.

To eliminate spam and manage technological messages, common content filtering technologies are not applicable for government bodies. Content filtering technologies require scanning message. This can endanger a nation's highly sensitive information to third parties.

Technological Advantages

eW@LL returns this vital control by allowing users to define what they consider as friendly and unfriendly senders.

eW@LL is not limited by cultural and language restrictions. Language and cultural differences do not affect the effectiveness of an eW@LL defined profile.

All government bodies can maximize their technological defense without the risk of third parties access to national information. Governments will not lose out on technological enhancements due to language restrictions.

Case Study

Organization: Government of Alberta
Sector: Public Sector, Provincial Government
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Taken from "Return to Sender" (Steve Markis, Edmonton Journal, April 12, 2004)

Gennux is also getting favorable reviews from bigger players like the Alberta Government.

"It was an interesting presentation," said Bob Ferguson, Executive Director for IT services
for the Alberta Corporate Service Center after a recent meeting with Gennux. "I believe they have a product that is a solution for reducing spam."

Responsible for some 22,000 desktop computers used by provincial government employees, Ferguson said a Gennux pilot project will indeed be implemented. He said spam is an annoyance issue internally, but stressed how important it is for legitimate e-mails to get through.

"Because we are government we have to appear to be very open to correspondence coming from anybody," said Ferguson. "If we use filters that restrict that ... we've destroyed what government is supposed to be doing."