Securing Lync Instant Messaging with Symantec.cloud

Wednesday 25th April 2012

MessageLabs Instant Messaging Security.cloud helps companies that communicate externally using Unified Communications and Instant Messaging platforms to meet the challenges of compliance and network security. It scans messages and attachment for malware, blocks malicious URL links, helps protect against data loss and logs messages to aid with compliance. As a cloud based service, there is no hardware and minimal software enabling rapid deployment and low ongoing maintenance. Administration is via an easy to use Web-based portal where acceptable use policies can be created at group or individual user level and a wide range of reporting features are available.Messagelabs Instant Messaging Security.cloud provides a comprehensive, cost-effective suite of leading-edge capabilities which help to maximise the return on investment of Microsoft Office Communications Server and Lync Server deployments by providing security and control for external communications. The service also provides integration with selected Public IM services.

Key Features and Benefits

Content Control and Disclaimers Allows rapid creation of an AUP governing UC and IM use at group or individual user level to assist IT with enforcing appropriate use of messaging systems to reduce data loss.

Message Logging and optional archiving Helps meet regulatory compliance by logging transcripts of messages. Optional archiving feature with e-Discovery capabilities is available for organizations with more stringent compliance needs.

Malware Protection - Skeptic Helps to protect your organization from threats delivered over UC and IM networks by scanning messages and file attachments for malware using our proven Skeptic technology.

Malicious URL Filtering Examines URL links contained in messages and blocks access to the Web site if the link is found to be malicious.

Cloud based solutionNo on-premise hardware and minimal software allows rapid deployment and low ongoing maintenance.

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