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Scan FAX's for keywords related to security policy and control disposition of FAX based on keywords

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030629D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Incoming and outgoing FAX's can represent a security problem for an enterprise because the content of the FAX is usually not directly controlled by the security policy of the enterprise. Typically, enterprises rely on security training of trusted employees to control the content of FAX's as it relates to the enterprise security policy. Unfortunately, employee errors or deliberate deception can thwart security policy. This article describes a process whereby a FAX device should automatically search for text in incoming and outgoing FAX's, and then the text should be searched for security keywords. If keywords are found, appropriate security actions can be automatically taken by the FAX device.