TITUS Awarded Patents for User-Driven Classification

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded TITUS two new patents which cover two key aspects of the company’s user-driven classification tools – document classification and classification for web-based email.

Ottawa, Canada, November 16, 2011 --(PR.com)-- TITUS, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for email, documents and Microsoft SharePoint, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company two new patents covering the company’s user-driven classification tools.

The newly issued patents cover two key aspects of TITUS’ offering – document classification and classification for web-based email. Both patents serve to illustrate how the company’s unique approach to classification is not only practical, but also a true first in the industry.

In addition to these patents issued by the USPTO, TITUS also recently received two Innovation Patents in Australia for the same intellectual property.

“The issuance of these patents reinforces what our 1.5 million users around the world already know – our classification solutions are innovative and offer a simple, user-driven way to ensure critical data is handled appropriately,” said Tim Upton, President and CEO, TITUS. “These patents support our ongoing commitment to delivering world-class security and compliance solutions that focus on ease of use for our customers.”

The USPTO issued U.S. Patent No. 8,024,304 is for the Document Classification Toolbar, which adds the ability to classify documents based on specific properties and enables users to classify a document by one or more classification levels. The second patent – U.S. Patent No. 8,024,411 – is for the Web Email Classification Toolbar, which enables users to classify web email, calendar items and appointments based on security classification and other factors. Concepts from these patents are currently being used in TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office and TITUS Message Classification for Outlook Web Access.

TITUS is the leading provider of security and compliance software that helps organizations share information securely while meeting policy and compliance requirements. Our solutions enable military, government, and large enterprises to raise awareness and meet regulatory compliance by visually alerting end users to the sensitivity of information. Products include TITUS Classification, the leading message, document and file classification and labeling solutions that enhance Data Loss Prevention by detecting sensitive information at the desktop; and the TITUS family of classification and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. TITUS solutions are deployed to over 1.5 million users within our over 300 military, government and enterprise customers worldwide, including Dow Corning, United States Air Force, NATO, G4S, Paternoster, Pratt and Whitney, Canadian Department of National Defence, Australian Department of Defence, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nicole Baker