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  • We currently do not allow use of personal e-mail at work (gmail, comcast, aol) because of virus issues, confidentiality, and bandwidth constrainst. Is there any documentation out there that supports this ie white papers etc.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:00 PM

Answers

  • http://www.websense.com/Docs/WhitePapers/Email_Compliance_White_Paper.pdf


    Really most compliance regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, and SOX, support blocking e-mail as a form of data loss prevention.
    Eric Irvin, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP:Enterprise Admin, CISSP http://www.diggingup.com
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:41 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:54 AM
  • http://www.webbuyersguide.com/resource/brief.aspx?id=13134

    It's not simply targeting email, but all forms of web misuse:

    • Reduced productivity. If employees spend their time on a social networking sites such as Facebook, they’re not spending it doing their job.
    • Security problems. Malware hides on websites and can install itself as users browse infected pages. MessageLabs Intelligence reports that the number of new, malicious websites blocked each day by MessageLabs nearly doubled (91 percent) in just one month with 3,968 new sites intercepted daily.
    • Legal risks. When users download inappropriate material to their computers other employees may take serious offense which in turn can create legal liabilities for managers.
    • Wasted bandwidth. Internet connections cost money. If half your bandwidth is taken up with non-work relatd web traffic, you could potentially be paying twice as much as you need to and your business-critical communications could be running at half their speed capacity.

    Just came out the other day.  Enjoy!

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:41 PM
    Friday, May 1, 2009 10:40 AM

All replies

  • http://www.websense.com/Docs/WhitePapers/Email_Compliance_White_Paper.pdf


    Really most compliance regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, and SOX, support blocking e-mail as a form of data loss prevention.
    Eric Irvin, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP:Enterprise Admin, CISSP http://www.diggingup.com
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:41 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:54 AM
  • Thanks that was very helpful.  Is there anything else that is not written by a vendor?
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:38 PM
  • http://www.webbuyersguide.com/resource/brief.aspx?id=13134

    It's not simply targeting email, but all forms of web misuse:

    • Reduced productivity. If employees spend their time on a social networking sites such as Facebook, they’re not spending it doing their job.
    • Security problems. Malware hides on websites and can install itself as users browse infected pages. MessageLabs Intelligence reports that the number of new, malicious websites blocked each day by MessageLabs nearly doubled (91 percent) in just one month with 3,968 new sites intercepted daily.
    • Legal risks. When users download inappropriate material to their computers other employees may take serious offense which in turn can create legal liabilities for managers.
    • Wasted bandwidth. Internet connections cost money. If half your bandwidth is taken up with non-work relatd web traffic, you could potentially be paying twice as much as you need to and your business-critical communications could be running at half their speed capacity.

    Just came out the other day.  Enjoy!

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:41 PM
    Friday, May 1, 2009 10:40 AM
  • Company policy is company policy.
    But I think gmail, hotmail and others on their level have a good antivirus protection. I haven't had any problems with it and I'm working in this company for 6 years and I haven't had a single incident. USB keys are far more dangerous. Or I could be wrong.
    Friday, May 29, 2009 11:28 AM