ARgon can be used in environments with no DLP solution or to augment an existing one. In both cases, ARgon removes next generation information threats from both inbound and outbound email. For those with an existing DLP solution, ARgon reduces the false positives by automatically removing the content which would cause the DLP solution to ‘stop & block’ the communication.
ARgon is deployed between the email hygiene (and/or DLP) service and the internal email server.
There are three key features within Adaptive Redaction that ARgon for Email utilises are:
Argon for Email comes with default policies to enable risk reduction immediately after installation. These default policies can then be further enhanced, if higher levels of granularity or compliance are required.
|Adaptive Redaction Feature||Default Policy|
|Data Redaction||Remove PII and PCI from all outgoing email and documents|
|Document Sanitisation||Remove all document properties, revision history and fast save information|
|Structural Sanitisation||Remove all active content from incoming and outgoing documents|
In the case where information has been removed by Adaptive Redaction in order to prevent a policy being breached, but the information is actually required to be sent, a simple click on a link in an email to the senders’ manager (or an authorised administrator, compliance officer etc.) can be enacted. Integration with Microsoft Active Directory or an LDAP service enables the solution to understand the organisational relationships to make this happen.
A number of standard reports ship with the ARgon solution. These can be used to report on the number of emails and attachments which have had the policy applied. They can also be used in monitor mode, when no policy action is taken, to show the number of communications which would have been affected. This is typically done when the system is in trial or first deployed as part of employee education.
|Delivered either as software, virtual appliance or a physical appliance||Software and appliance can be deployed in minutes – no need for weeks of intrusive services implementation.|
|Hygiene service agnostic||Based on SMTP messages, ARgon works seamlessly with products from Cisco, McAfee, Symantec, Sophos, Microsoft and many others|
|Simple 5 step installation wizard – install and configure using default policies in minutes.||Industry-leading simplicity of purchase, implementation and administration support delivers minimal Total Cost of Ownership. Company’s IP is protected and organisation is able to comply with legislation quickly.|
|Mail server independent – Supports Exchange, GroupWise, Lotus Notes, SMTP, POP||Minimal disruption to the current operating environment whilst maintaining the customers decision to choose the most applicable email security solution for their evolving concerns|
|Key Technical Features||Benefit|
|Encryption||Uses standard SMTP and supports TLS for encryption|
|Text Redaction||Redaction of text is supported on email message bodies
(text and html), MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007+,
Open Office Writer, Calc and Impress and PDF files
|Document Sanitisation||Document Sanitisation is supported on MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007+, Open Office Writer, Calc and Impress and PDF files|
|Structural Sanitisation||Structural Sanitisation is supported on HTML email message bodies, MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007+, Open Office Writer, Calc and Impress and PDF files|