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Surety Survey Reveals Concerns

RESTON, Va. -- Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity solutions, today announced the results of the 2008 Email Security and Authentication Survey. The survey of more than 800 IT security, email security and compliance professionals revealed that 65 percent of respondents lack confidence that their organization's email records would be admitted as authenticated evidence in legal, regulatory or patent disputes.

The survey further revealed that more than 80 percent of respondents are concerned about their ability to authenticate email records and attachments and more than 50 percent of respondents remain unclear on new regulations and legal expectations related to email authentication.
During a time when courts have set forth clear expectations for the authentication of electronically stored information (ESI), including email, it is troubling to learn that nearly half of IT professionals responsible for preserving email records are not fully aware of these requirements,” said Timothy Carroll, Partner, Vedder Price P.C. “These findings underscore why so many organizations are turning to content security solutions such as trusted time-stamping to preserve the integrity of their electronic records throughout the chain of custody.”

Surety LLC