Email content filtering is now an essential element of perimeter security. It allows corporations to enforce their email acceptable use policy (AUP) at the gateway; providing protection against cloud, endpoint, gateway, viruses, spam, phishing, dangerous file types, and inappropriate language while educating users on appropriate email usage.
Almost all email AUP’s contains a clause that few email content filtering applications can enforce. This clause expressly states that the email system is not to be used for the distribution of pornographic or Not Safe For Work (NSFW) images. Without image and video recognition technology this type of content can travel in and out of corporate email systems hidden within the mass of legitimate business communications.
Pornographic and NSFW visual content in the workplace can degrade company culture, damage brand reputation and contribute to the creation of a hostile working environment. In most countries, employers have a duty to protect their employees from sexual harassment. They can be held vicariously liable for the actions of an employee unless they can demonstrate they have taken all reasonable steps to prevent it from taking place.
“The proliferation of pornography and demeaning comments, if sufficiently continuous and pervasive may be found to create a hostile working environment.”
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Image Analyzer allows software vendors to integrate AI powered visual threat intelligence into their email filtering solution. As an embedded feature or add-on module, chelps provide a competitive differentiator while adding incremental revenue from the existing customer base.
- Advanced AI delivers high detection and near zero false positives
- Blocks sexually explicit and NSFW email image and video attachments
- Identifies high risk senders and receivers
- Provides visibility of misuse
- Educates users on the company policy
- Helps organisations avoid vicarious liability by demonstrating reasonable steps
- Provides incremental revenue from existing customer base