Paris, France, Feb.25 2005 – Vircom Inc., developer of ModusÃ¢â€ž? secure email management solutions, announced today it has recently joined the London Action Plan (LAP), an international organization dedicated to combating spam.
Created by the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the US Federal Trade Commission in October 2004, the London Action Plan is mandated to respond to foreign enquiries about spam enforcement. Other participants include private-sector representatives – including Vircom – and relevant government agencies acting as advisors to LAP.
To date, the London Action Plan has been endorsed by 26 agencies from 19 countries, plus seven private-sector representatives. In addition, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission participate in LAP activities. “Spam continues to be the bane of email communications and needs to be examined globally in order to be overcome,” said Sylvain Durocher, president of Vircom. “Joining an organization like the London Action Plan allows us to share best practices for anti-spam and facilitates our continued cooperation with government organizations worldwide.”
Commitments in the action plan made by participating private-sector representatives include: Ã‚Â·
– establishing a designated contact within an organization to facilitate responses and requests for enforcement related assistance from spam enforcement agencies
– working with other private sector representatives to establish a resource list of individuals within particular sectors working on spam enforcement Ã‚Â·
– participating in conference calls to assist law enforcement agencies in bringing spam cases and provide information on cases, new technology, trends in internet and spam and general data on spam as an early warning mechanism for government agencies Ã‚Â·
– assisting in training for government agencies to help their investigations and to bring spam cases
About The London Action Plan
The London Action Plan is an international network for spam enforcers and industry representatives. The LAP builds relationships between these entities based on a short document that sets forth a basic work plan for improving international enforcement and education cooperation against illegal spam. This document is non-binding, asking participants only to use best efforts to move the work plan forward.
Montreal-based Vircom is a leading developer of secure email management and authentication solutions for the demanding needs of Internet Service Providers, the real estate industry, corporations and healthcare facilities. Vircom’s mature ModusÃ¢â€ž? secure email management technology incorporates over 10 years of industry expertise, making it a powerful driving force in the defense against spam and email-borne fraud. Rated “Best Windows-based Anti-Spam Solution” by Network Computing and named a “2004 Recommended” product by SC Magazine, Modus has gained important industry recognition, including a record-breaking five-award distinction from Windows IT Pro magazine.Vircom is also the developer of VOP Radius, a full-featured all-in-one RADIUS server that supports the latest RFCs, vendor specific attributes, NAS templates and has a multitude of preconfigured settings.