Companies turn to secure IM to meet privacy concerns

Friday, 11 March 2005, 10:30 AM EST

With the use of instant messaging on an upswing, companies concerned about security, regulatory and privacy issues are sometimes turning to secure IM solutions that allow only authorised users access to IM -- while stopping others from sending instant messages.

That was the idea behind the deployment of secure IM software in the offices of the Producers Pension and Health Plans of the Screen Actors Guild. Kevin Donnellan, director of enterprise infrastructure services for the Hollywood-based actors union, said the office turned to secure IM last year in a bid to protect the privacy of the movie stars it serves.

By Todd R. Weiss at Computerworld.

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