Workshare announced the launch of its new metadata product, Workshare Metawall. Workshare’s new product addresses the problems with hidden metadata in Microsoft Word documents and acts as a tool for document control and protection. Workshare Metawall 1.1 is designed as an enterprise solution to clean documents of unwanted metadata before they are sent out via email to external parties. The product integrates with and enhances Microsoft Outlook and Document Management Systems. In future modules of Workshare Metawall, the product will focus on cleaning metadata and also on the problem of document control. The next version of the product, to be released during the first quarter of 2003, will tag Microsoft Office documents to be sent externally via email in order to restrict delivery to prevent sensitive documents from leaving the organization. Documents may also be tagged so that the proper approvals must be received before they can be sent externally by email.