Best IM security solution

Winner: Barracuda Networks for Barracuda IM Firewall

Instant Messaging (IM) is quickly becoming the medium of choice for internal business communication. The Barracuda IM Firewall allows users to control and manage internal and external IM traffic.

Ideal for offices of all sizes whose employees are using or could use IM as a seamless communication tool, the
Barracuda IM Firewall is best used by organizations looking to prevent data and information leakage. Other
uses include protecting the network against security vulnerabilities and blocking virus outbreaks.

The Barracuda IM Firewall is an all-in-one instant messaging appliance that incorporates an IM server with public IM traffic monitoring, IM archiving and policy management technologies. Customers can monitor and log all internal IM traffic over the internal server, as well as all public IM traffic over popular public IM networks, such as Yahoo!, MSN, AOL and ICQ. The Barracuda IM Firewall is an easy-to-use and affordable solution that creates a secure and seamless channel for rapid business communication.

The Barracuda IM Firewall provides the necessary solutions for businesses that are seeking solutions to help detect, secure, archive, block and manage the use of IM on their networks. The tool provides a secure instant messaging server for internal communications and features automatic compliant IM logging and complete archiving. Organizations no longer have to second guess whether IM is a fully compliant and completely secure means of communication. With no software to install and no modifications required to the network, the Barracuda IM Firewall is easy to install and virtually maintenance-free.

Available in five models, the Barracuda IM Firewall starts at $1,999 with no per user licensing fees and offers quick installation in 15 minutes or less. Using this tool, your organization can eliminate the security, virus or compliance risks of instant messaging while harnessing the communications and productivity benefits for which IM has become an indispensable asset. 

Finalists 2009
  • Barracuda Networks for Barracuda IM Firewall
  • FaceTime Communications for IMAuditor
  • GTB Technologies – Data Loss Division for GTB Inspector
  • MessageLabs, now part of Symantec, for MessageLabs Enterprise Instant Messaging
  • Presensoft for Presensoft IM Policy Manager

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