Group Technologies Enters into Strategic Partnership with RPost and Provides Legal Validity and Enforceability for E-mail

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GROUP Technologies, provider of E-mail Lifecycle Management (ELM) software, today announced its entry into a strategic partnership with the software firm RPost. Under the new partnership, e-mail delivery confirmation functionality provided by RPost's Registered E-Mail technology will be integrated into GROUP's iQ.Suite for Lotus Domino. The integration, which will result in a comprehensive ELM solution that provides e-mail with legal evidential value and enforceability, will be jointly sold throughout Europe

GROUP Technologies, provider of E-mail Lifecycle Management (ELM) software, today announced its entry into a strategic partnership with the software firm RPost. Under the new partnership, e-mail delivery confirmation functionality provided by RPost's Registered E-Mail technology will be integrated into GROUP's iQ.Suite for Lotus Domino. The integration, which will result in a comprehensive ELM solution that provides e-mail with legal evidential value and enforceability, will be jointly sold throughout Europe.

When e-mail is used for business purposes, legal controversy over its delivery and content can sometimes arise. The business risks associated with this ever-present legal liability can be significantly minimized by the ability to provide bulletproof, legally valid evidence of what has transpired in e-mail communication. The ability to verify the integrity and authenticity of e-mail also helps organizations adhere to regulations concerning tamper-proof e-mail archiving.

RPost's Registered E-mail technology allows an e-mail sender to receive confirmation that a message has been delivered, independent of the return receipt functionality provided by the recipient's e-mail 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 e-mail has been delivered to a recipient and precisely what that e-mail said (including attachments). Archiving such confirmations with iQ.Suite then provides an additional level of audit security. "The integration of our Registered E-mail technology with iQ.Suite will create a high-performance e-mail management solution that can incontrovertibly verify what has transpired in e-mail. 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 e-mail communication," said Zafar Khan, CEO at RPost.

"The integration of RPost's innovative technology into iQ.Suite's ELM

process allows us to offer existing 2,000 customers and new customers a compelling new feature," said Jürgen Wege, GROUP's Chairman and CEO.

About RPost

RPost is the Registered E-mail company. The Registered E-mail system provides the sender of an e-mail with legally valid proof of authorship, content, and delivery to any Internet address. The Registered E-mail system does not require the recipient to have any special software or take any compliant action to prove delivery. RPost services provide the sender with a tamper-detectable e-mail receipt that contains all the information required to prove delivery and content, but RPost does not retain a copy of the message. For more information, visit their website at http://www.rpost.com

About GROUP Technologies AG

GROUP Technologies AG is a leading provider of E-mail Lifecycle Management (ELM) solutions. The intelligent, interlocking products found under the name "iQ.Suite" work together to enable robust security and the effective organization of e-mail 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 over 2,000 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. For more information, visit their website at http://www.group-technologies.com

For further information contact:

P-Age die Presse-Agentur

Ursula Schemm

Fürstenriederstrasse 275

D-81377 Munich

Phone: 49-89-790860-0

Fax: 49-89-790860-10

http://www.p-age.de

GmbH GROUP Technologies AG

Markus Goss

Ottostrasse 4

D-76227 Karlsruhe

Phone: 49-721-4901-0

Fax: 49-721-4901-199

http://www.group-technologies.com

Contact Name: Alex Khan

Contact Phone: 1-617-532-0063

Web Address: http://www.rpost.com/

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