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Blocking IM applications in the enterprise

Posted on October 5, 2005 in Articles | by

Instant Messaging (IM) applications are a staple of modern communication. If you’re not using AIM, Yahoo! Messenger or a similar tool, chances are your child, spouse or neighbor is an avid user. While these tools are great for providing us with “always on” access to colleagues and friends, they pose a significant challenge to enterprise security. Many of these applications are used as a vector for spreading malware and phishing scams. Let’s look at several strategies you can use to block IM traffic in your organization.

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Published in SearchSecurity on 10/05/05


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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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