Real time communications security specialist, FaceTime Communications, today launched its newest release of IM Auditor. IM Auditor 5.0 expands on the market-leading IM Auditor by integrating with MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises. Companies can now enforce information security and corporate and regulatory compliance policies to Instant Messaging (IM) taking place between employees, mobile workers, partners and customers outside the corporate network.
IM Auditor 5.0 enables customers to extend the management and security of IM beyond the firewall to include communications from a home office, smart phone or other handheld mobile device.
FaceTime's information security and management capabilities including IM logging, auditing, reporting, spim control and anti-virus scanning for file transfers is made possible by the routing of all remote MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises IM traffic through IM Auditor 5.0 in a safe and secure manner.
President and CEO of FaceTime, Kailash Abwani said: "The launch of IM Auditor 5.0 emphasises our commitment to working with other leading vendors to provide enterprises with the freedom to communicate with customers, partners and other employees anytime, anywhere and in a secure and auditable way."
IM Auditor 5.0 enables its users to reserve full namespace control and in doing so protect against fraudulent use of corporate identities by rogue employees.
Senior product manager of MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises at Microsoft Corp, Todd Biggs said: "We welcome FaceTime as an authorised partner with MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises. Together, MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises and FaceTime IM Auditor 5.0 allow businesses to enjoy the advantages of a mobile work force with a solution to address corporate and regulatory compliance needs, information security and identity management."
IM Auditor 5.0 provides anti-virus scanning of file transfers through its integration with Symantec, Network Associates and Trend Micro while delivering EMC Centera support for the central storage and management of IM, email and other electronic data sources.
New IM Auditor 5.0 capabilities include:
o Integration with MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises
o Enhanced virus scanning of file transfers through integration with Symantec, Network Associates and Trend Micro anti-virus engines
o Extended support for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2003 with maximum scalability and encryption support
o EMC Centera integration for a more cost effective management of storage and data retention policies, while continuing to offer real-time reporting
o Veritas Digital Lifecycle Manager integration
IM Auditor 5.0 will be generally available in May.