Blocking IM clients from network

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Barracuda
Barracuda 300
Instant Messaging
Network security
Networking
SonicWALL
Web filtering
How can I prevent all instant messaging clients on my network while still allowing our proprietary im/email system to function? We are using a sonicwall and barracuda web filter 300.
ASKED: May 17, 2011  6:51 PM
UPDATED: September 5, 2011  5:25 AM

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Rather than copy/Pasting a possible solution here, check this site:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-block-IM-applications-in-the-enterprise

I’ve used some pieces of the advice found at the site to address the same problem.

Good Luck!
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  • jinteik
    you can use proxy
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  • TeachMeIT
    [...] 5. Spadasoe shared some wisdom with a member looking for guidance on load balancing for Windows Server 2003 Active Directory network. 6. Flame and Jinteik gave suggestions for blocking IM clients from a network. [...]
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  • gengw2000
    You can use imfirewall to block messengers.
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