While there are many benefits of using an instant messaging applications, there are also many problems that organizations are faced with. If an instant messaging monitoring system is not in place, IM can be an open doorway for viruses, spyware, and malware to enter the network through attachments.
The use of instant messaging applications for internal and external communication is becoming a common practice for many organizations. Instant messaging facilitates communication that is in real-time, and allows for multiple parties to communicate with each other simultaneously.
Monitoring Instant Messaging For Abuse of Policies
The Barracuda IM Firewall takes only a few minutes to install, and instant messaging monitoring can begin immediately! The Barracuda IM Firewall is versatile in that it allows companies to monitor public instant messaging traffic, install an internal instant messaging server and client, or both. This provides companies with an easy and complete setup from the very beginning.
The Instant Messaging Monitoring System Archives ALL IM Traffic
To help provide companies with a complete instant messaging monitoring solution, the Barracuda IM Firewall archives all instant messaging traffic. These archives can then be accessed immediately or at a later date by administrators. Along with archiving, alerts are sent to administrators immediately after a policy is violated. The violation can then quickly be identified and addressed.
IM Monitoring with NO Per-user Fees
The Barracuda IM Firewall also allows for future growth of the system without requiring increasing user license fees. Companies can expand without worrying about whether their instant messaging monitoring system will still be adequate.
With it's ability to adapt to a companies needs, provide complete protection and security, easy installation and setup, and being virtually maintenance-free, the Barracuda IM Firewall is a complete instant messaging monitoring solution.
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