GROUP Technologies Enters into Strategic Partnership with RPost®
Karlsruhe, January 19, 2006 – GROUP Technologies, provider of Email Lifecycle Management (ELM)software, today announced its entry into a strategic partnership with the software firm RPost. Under the new partnership, email delivery confirmation functionality provided by RPost’s Registered Email™ message technology will be integrated into GROUP’s iQ.Suite for Lotus Domino. The integration, which will result in a comprehensive ELM solution that provides email with legal evidential value and enforceability, will be jointly sold throughout Europe.
When email is used for business purposes, legal controversy over the delivery and content of email can sometimes arise. The business risks associated with this ever-present legal liability can be significantly minimized by the ability to provide bullet-proof, legally-valid evidence of what has transpired in email communication. The ability to verify the integrity and authenticity of email also helps organizations adhere to regulations concerning tamper-proof email archiving.
RPost’s Registered Email™ message technology allows an email sender to receive confirmation that a message has been delivered, independent of the return receipt functionality provided by the recipient’s email system and without having to implement a special PKI. This electronic “receipt,” which contains a digitally-signed delivery confirmation including delivery time, as well as a time-stamped copy of the entire original message, constitutes legally-valid evidence that an email has been delivered to a recipient and precisely what that email said (including attachments).
Archiving such confirmations with iQ.Suite Store then provides an additional level of audit security.
“The integration of our Registered Email™ message technology with iQ.Suite will create a high-performance email management solution that can incontrovertibly verify what has transpired in email. This is especially critical to processes found in the public and financial sectors. Working with GROUP Technologies, we believe the combined solution will quickly become recognized as a standard solution for legally valid email communication,” said Zafar Khan, CEO at RPost.
“The integration of RPost’s innovative technology into iQ.Suite’s ELM process allows us to offer existing2,000 customers and new customers a compelling new feature,” said Jürgen Wege, GROUP’s Chairman and CEO.
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About GROUP Technologies AG
GROUP Technologies AG is a leading provider of Email Lifecycle Management (ELM) solutions. The intelligent, interlocking products found under the mark iQ.Suite work together to enable robust security und the effective organization of email—from encryption, virus protection and anti-spam to content-based classification and secure archiving. The products are available for the Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and SMTP platforms.
Respected organizations like Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Honda, Heineken and Miele are just a few of the over2,000 customers and more than 6 million ELM users worldwide.
GROUP Technologies is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and operates a subsidiary in the USA. Its products are sold worldwide, both directly and through business partners.