July 9, 2010: E-Hub Security Completed

Last week, the ICP reached a major milestone with completion of the State of California’s consolidated e-mail security and encryption service, E-Hub.  Virtually all executive branch departments have implemented this project.  The purpose is to protect the state’s inbound, outbound, and inter-departmental e-mail by implementing a highly efficient security e-mail solution that will also ensure that consistent e-mail security policies and processes are implemented across the state, enabling more effective use of e-mail resources.  Of the two million e-mails state employees receive each day, up to 75 percent of them are spam, and now blocked from state e-mail systems.  This achievement, outlined in Governor Schwarzenegger’s executive order to consolidate IT infrastructure, will significantly decrease processing and network bandwidth, freeing up valuable computing resources utilized by the state.