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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Over 225,000 Apple accounts compromised via iOS malware

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //