Editions Profil and LTU technologies Announce Technology Partnership
1.28.2008 – Press Release
Editions Profil, a leading European developer and publisher of security and content filtering software, has chosen the image and video analysis technologies developed by LTU technologies to enrich and expand the capabilities of its own content filtering tools while further enhancing their accuracy.
As visual content like video continues to proliferate in step with user’s rising Internet download speeds, ensuring appropriate use of the Internet within enterprises, government agencies, schools and even homes is becoming increasingly challenging. The websites and content that users access often place them, their organizations, or even their families at risk. As a result, more than ever, enterprises and governmental organizations must assure measures are taken to reduce liability and adhere to regulations and mandates. Parents also realize the urgent need to protect their families from Internet risks of all types, from pornography to online predators to fraudulent websites.
Editions Profil’s products provide the necessary tools to block users’ access to threatening content through the analysis of numerous content types. This partnership with LTU adds comprehensive video analysis capabilities to an impressive list of content types already supported, including Internet site addresses, semantic content, email, instant messages, search engine results, and images.
The next versions of Edition Profil’s entire suite of content filtering products will benefit from technologies developed by LTU, including Parental Filter (for home use), Enterprise Filter and Enterprise Filter Network (both for business use). Enterprise Filter Network is currently available in Beta version atÂ http://betatest.enterprisefilter.euÂ and is scheduled for full release in the second quarter of 2008.
The tools operate across multiple languages, user site locations, communication protocols and file extensions, and can even regulate access based on pre-authorized schedules.
“We were impressed by LTU’s reputation for reliability among law enforcement organizations such as the French Gendarmerie Nationale, US Homeland Security and the FBI who leverage its technology in the war against child abuse and investigations of child abuse images,,” said Franck Chartier, Director of Marketing, Editions Profile. “These technologies will now bring an additional layer of protection that complements the filtering tools developed by Editions Profil.”
“LTU Technologies is wholly focused on the control of visual content, whether online or offline,” said Alexandre Winter, CEO of LTU Technologies. “Whether inappropriate content for the workplace, sensitive or illegal material, or content suggesting copyright infringement or intellectual property theft, LTU furnishes technology to identify questionable content and treat it according to the business rules and standards of our users.”
“We are pleased to be associated with Editions Profil, which provides some of the most effective and reliable solutions in the market. The software solutions they offer are unique and are helping define tomorrow’s standards for Internet access control – be it for individuals, schools or enterprises,” added Winter.
About Editions Profil
Editions Profil, a European, Paris-based private corporation founded in 1989, develops, publishes and distributes software products for multiple activity sectors, both for professionals and for consumers. Editions Profil has built a large catalog of solutions in numerous domains, including the office and productivity sectors. In recent years Editions Profil has especially focused on the design and distribution of tools for computer security and general data protection. Editions Profil notably publishes the security solutions BitDefender and Parental Filter, as well as Farstone solutions, and distributes the Kroll-Ontrack data recovery and MS Exchange server management solutions.