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Symantec Instant Messaging Security.cloud Makes IMs Safer
Symantec recently announced the availability of Symantec Instant Messaging Security.cloud or IMS.cloud that supports Microsoft Lync, an instant messaging client. Being one of the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor to support Microsoft Lync users, they help organizations that communicate using instant messaging platforms address any security issues. What the IMS.cloud does is it basically scans messages and attachments for malware, blocks malicious URLs, protects organizations from data loss and logs messages for compliance purposes without the need for additional hardware and software.
“More organizations are using Instant messaging as an internal and external communications tool,” said Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines. “Symantec’s Intelligence has revealed that 1 in 11.3 links sent over IM link to malicious Web sites while Symantec’s Instant Messaging survey showed that less than half of the organizations surveyed have suitable controls for monitoring IM. The casual nature of IM paired with a tendency to de-prioritize IM security leaves organizations susceptible to compliance breaches, data loss and malware infection. IMS.cloud takes the risk out of IM so that companies can meet user demand for the latest technology while allowing a flexible and collaborative working environment anytime from anywhere.”
Here are some of the key features and benefits of IMS.cloud:
- Comprehensive solution: Includes an effective content control engine, malware protection, malicious URL detection, automatic message logging and configurable disclaimers.
- Message logging and archiving: Meets regulatory compliance by logging message transcripts. Cloud-based archiving is available for organizations with more stringent compliance needs.
- Skeptic malware protection: Using Symantec’s proven technology, protects organizations from threats by scanning messages and file attachments.
- Cloud-based service: No on-premise hardware and minimal software allows rapid deployment and low ongoing maintenance.
Symantec IMS.cloud is now available worldwide. To sign up for a free trial, click here.