As more corporations adopt instant messaging (IM), chief information officers (CIOs) and IT managers are learning that it can be a serious source of liability and security exposure. Users, it seems, simply don’t understand the losses and exposures that can result from incautious IM use. Find out how security software solutions can help you reap the benefits of IM without exposing your company to unnecessary risk.
instant messenger clients
IM packages include AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) , Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Windows Messenger. (The latter has been bundled with Windows XP since Service Pack 2 and comes with all versions of Windows Vista; it's now available at the Windows Live Web site for all current Windows versions, including Windows 7.) There are many other options also available, including open source or free multiservice clients such as Trillian, plus integrated IM/chat facilities in packages such as Skype, OpenZoep, ICQ,