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ALSO CALLED: IM (Instant Messaging), Instant Messaging (Communications)
DEFINITION: Instant messaging, often shortened to simply "IM" or "IMing," is the exchange of text messages through a a software application in real-time. Generally included in the IM software is the ability to easily see whether a chosen friend, co-worker or "buddy" is online and connected through the selected service. Instant messaging differs from ordinary e-mail in the immediacy of the message exchange and  … 
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eGuide: Expert Tips for Deploying Secure Messaging Technologies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This eGuide discusses the critical importance of securing these messaging systems and looks at various methods for protecting the information that is transmitted via these technologies.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

SearchSecurity.com

Fact or Fiction: The Future of Email Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PODCAST: In this expert podcast, Tom Bowers, Technical Editor of Information Security magazine, will confirm or debunk a number of common beliefs about what's coming next. This Podcast features a "fact or fiction"-style interview about future email-based attacks.
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2006, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Top Tactics to Beat Ever-Changing Email Threats
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
WEBCAST: In this expert webcast, Tom Bowers of Information Security magazine offers insight on the latest messaging-borne threats and investigates the movement from pure antivirus suites to more complete antimalware offerings.
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2006, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Avoid the Top 10 Exchange Migration Headaches
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Is your business planning a migration to Exchange Server 2007? It's not easy. This Quest white paper discusses how proper planning and execution help overcome migration challenges.
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 | Published: 29 Oct 2008

Dell Software

IBM Flexible IT Work Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM Flexible IT Work Environment solutions, employees can communicate with key individuals, groups or departments using consistent Web interfaces.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

IBM

The Five Productivity Benefits of a Secure Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A secure network foundation from Cisco enables you to easily and cost-effectively add new users and applications as needed.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Applications, Virtualization, and Devices: Taking Back Control
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why it is important to control unauthorized applications and devices, discusses the different approaches and highlights how integrating this functionality into malware protection is the simplest and cost-effective solution.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 23 Sep 2008

Sophos, Inc.

Woods Gain Advanced Web Filtering Technology with Bloxx
sponsored by Bloxx, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The Bloxx Web filtering appliance with Tru-View Technology combines the best of traditional methods with its patented language analysis and intelligent identification techniques, providing three levels of protection.
Posted: 30 Sep 2008 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

Bloxx, Inc.

Taking a SIP: What Executives Should Know about IP Transformation in the Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended for executives who are seeking to understand why SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a must-have technology for the contact center today, and how SIP-enabled IP solutions can help align you with your goals.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Genesys

e-Book: Chapter 6 - Ten Hidden E-Discovery Hazards
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains Ten hidden e-discovery hazards reviewing everything from databases and storage to instant messages and smartphones which can help ward off e-discovery surprises.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Symantec Corporation

Blackberry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 6
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution provides push-based access to email; calendar, contacts, tasks and notes; instant messaging; web-based applications and services and enterprise applications.
Posted: 25 Aug 2008 | Premiered: Aug 25, 2008

BlackBerry

e-Book: Chapter 5 - Understanding the Data Collection Process
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Improper data collection can jeopardize the admissibility or reliability of data and can result in substantial costs and potential sanctions. After reading this whitepaper you will fully understand the proper data collection process.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Symantec Corporation

How Should an Enterprise Move towards Unified Communications?
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Avaya moves customers toward Unified Communications to support complex and flexible work environments. The consultative process begins with a business assessment to understand the communication patterns, and to see where business processes slow down.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Avaya Inc.

e-Book: Chapter 3 - Litigation Holds: How Windows Shops Can Reduce Risk with a Successful Litigation Hold Process
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
BOOK: The creation of an effective litigation hold process and procedures provides the foundation for a prepared approach to e-discovery and litigation readiness.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 07 Jun 2008

Symantec Corporation

SCOPIA Connector for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
sponsored by RADVISION
PRODUCT LITERATURE: RADVISION is extending its support of the Microsoft unified communications product line with the new SCOPIA Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 Connector.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 07 Jun 2008

RADVISION

SCOPIA Connector for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007
sponsored by RADVISION
PRODUCT LITERATURE: The new SCOPIA OCS 2007 Connector enhances the Microsoft solution providing the capability for Office Communicator users to participate in conferences with standards-based video conferencing systems and devices.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 25 Feb 2008

RADVISION

SCOPIA Connector for IBM Lotus Sametime
sponsored by RADVISION
PRODUCT LITERATURE: RADVISION's SCOPIA Conferencing Platform with SCOPIA Desktop brings advanced conferencing capability to IBM's next generation unified communications enhancing the instant messaging and conferencing capabilities of Lotus Sametime.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 28 Mar 2008

RADVISION

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Business Edition Solution
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
HARDWARE LISTING: The Cisco® ASA 5500 Series Business Edition is an enterprise-strength comprehensive security solution that combines market-leading firewall and optional content security capabilities, so you can feel confident your business is protected.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Three Must Have Capabilities for Managing Enterprise Desktops Environments
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, more than ever, businesses rely on a dependable computing environment to drive revenue and growth. Desktops and laptops have become central tools for mission-critical operations, placing the PC user at the heart of successful ent...
Posted: 07 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Bit9, Inc.

Archiving Lotus Domino for Storage Optimization and E-Discovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Address Lotus Domino Mail challenges with an email archive system that stores, manages and offers easy access and search of corporate data stored in email systems, file server environments, instant messaging platforms and content management systems.
Posted: 07 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Symantec Corporation

Advantages of Integrated Messaging Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows you how selecting an integrated messaging security solution reduces wasted IT effort, allows centralized management and permits a single support resource without the finger-pointing that can happen in a multi-vendor environ...
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 03 Aug 2007

Symantec Corporation

Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a four phase approach for effectively managing the risks and costs associated with the corporate use of IM. Learn more about how this four phase approach can help your company establish an effective IM usage policy.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

Instant Messaging Tough Enough for Business: No Server Required
sponsored by WebEx Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the important benefits that business Instant Messaging (IM) can provide and the security factors that must be addressed as organizations plan their upgrade to an enterprise-grade IM capability.
Posted: 16 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

WebEx Communications, Inc.

Introducing IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Lotus Sametime 7.5 software will represent a significant upgrade in real-time collaboration capabilities. This paper will highlight Sametime 7.5 enhancements for instant messaging (IM), Web conferencing, telephony, video, VoIP and m...
Posted: 07 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Insight

Enterprise Messaging Security and Management
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: Email is a mission-critical application for business and will grow annually 25-30% through 2009. This paper examines how to secure and simplify the management of your messaging infrastructure and ensure the security your electronic communic...
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 16, 2006

Symantec Corporation
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INSTANT MESSAGING DEFINITION (continued): …  also makes a continued exchange simpler than sending e-mail back and forth. Most exchanges are text-only, though popular services, such as AOL, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and Apple's iChat now allow voice messaging, file sharing and even video chat when both users have cameras. For IMing to work, both users must be online at the same time and the intended recipient must be willing to accept instant messages, as it is possible to configure the IM client to reject chat sessions. An attempt to send an IM to someone who is not online, or who is not willing to accept IMs, will result in notification … 
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