System to protect mail from bioattacks developed

The Millennium Group and SoBran, Inc., recently announced the development of a mail security service designed to keep Wall Street and the New York City business community safe from terrorist attacks.

SafeMail New York, a joint venture between the two firms, is intended to respond to warnings issued by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation that terrorist groups like al-Qaeda might utilize the postal service to carry out an attack.

With the system, mail and other commercial deliveries, including freight, will be secured from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats ahead of their delivery to customers.

The SafeMail New York facility will be located just outside of the city to best serve its needs and the needs of the immediate region. The 75,000 square foot facility will contain state-of-the-art CBRN detection equipment.

"From Wall Street to Main Street, organizations urgently want to ensure mail security for their employees and facilities," Amos Otis, the founder and president of SoBran, Inc., said. "SoBran was brought in after the anthrax attacks to help secure government mail. With SafeMail New York, companies will have access to the same level of mail security services as a critical component of their business continuity plans."

The Millennium Group and SoBran, Inc., said that their services are scheduled to begin in November.