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Looking for a secure business IM instant messaging program.

Hi, I'm looking for a small business IM program.  I would like it to be hosted elsewhere so I don't want a dedicated server, and I can use it between multiple sites, something monitorable and where I can create users.

Thanks.
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mankowitzCommented:
Webex has a good product. Check out http://www.webex.com/smb/secure-instant-messaging.html
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SlickTechAuthor Commented:
cool, but it's part of AOL, for some reason, I hate them.  other than that, its perfect.
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justchat_1Commented:
Two good open-source solutions:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Chat_-_IM/Q_22460884.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+corpor+im

There are also quite a few (non-free) programs discussed here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Misc/Q_22640256.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+im

If you see one you like i would be happy to provide more info or answer questions
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arkoakCommented:

did someone mention open source and not mention openfire: http://www.jivesoftware.com/products/openfire/index.jsp
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scrathcyboyCommented:
SKYPE is the VERY BEST for this -- www.skype.com

Most people don't realize, each session from one to another person is INDIVIDUALLY encrypted, so there is no chance that anyone can hack into the dialog -- which is a problem with every other IM porgram made.

Nothing is more secure, more individualized, and more customizable than SKYPE.
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SlickTechAuthor Commented:
Scratcher, Is that business orientated?
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justchat_1Commented:
No...your better off with live communications server, aim pro, or openfire (arkoak)

If you look back at previous questions you will realize these are the most popular solutions to the business communications issue.

While skype is great for personal communications it lacks the corporate control needed for a business solution.
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cdesignerCommented:
LanTalk NET
business oriented IM with unique features ( fast repleis, fast messages, multicast broadcasting ...)
http://www.cezeo.com/products/lantalk-net/
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SlickTechAuthor Commented:
CDesigner, that looks cool, but they need to communicate to other locations also, home users also.
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cdesignerCommented:
LanTalk NET have ability to work in WAN and over VPN.
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cozminskyCommented:
You might also want to check out http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/. It will encrypt any instant messages and verify the identity of the person you're speaking to. You might also want to check out google apps at http://www.google.com/a. They offer an email and instant messenging platform for up to 25 people at no charge via smtp/webmail and xmpp protocols.
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