Verizon launches secure IM service

By | April 6, 2006

Verizon Communications is offering businesses a hosted IM (instant messaging) service designed to offer protection against Internet threats such as worms and viruses, the company announced Wednesday.

The Hosted Secure IM Service will be provided through Verizon Business, created by Verizon´s acquisition of MCI, the New York carrier said.

E-mail remains the most widely used and destructive vehicle for spreading worms and viruses over the Internet, but 2005 saw a sharp rise in the number of worms using IM to propagate. Several other vendors also offer products for securing IM use, including Akonix Systems, IMlogic, and FaceTime Communications.Read Full Story

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